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Material Insights: Nov. 23, 2009

Published: November 23, 2009 6:00 am ET
Updated: November 23, 2009 12:00 am ET

A late-year surge in commodity resin pricing is featured in this week's Plastics News Material Insights. PN also has confirmed Reliance Industries' $12 billion bid for a controlling stake in polyolefins leader LyondellBasell Industries. And sustainability efforts appear to be paying off at compounder A. Schulman Inc., where the firm's AgriPlas-brand additive has been named a finalist for a major environmental award given by the Society of Plastics Engineers.

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