September 20, 2010
Plastics News senior reporter Franks Esposito has some kernels of materials wisdom fresh off the cob in this week's episode of Material Insights. Teknor Apex Co. has purchased the Sarlink-brand thermoplastic vulcanizate business from Royal DSM NV for an undisclosed price. Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. is merging with Momentive Performance Materials Inc. to create a specialty chemicals company with annual sales of $7.5 billion. Plus, biocomposites developer MCG Bio Composites LLC has struck a toll compounding deal with MGP Ingredients Inc. under which MGP will produce biocomposites using corn cobs as a primary biomass filler for MCG.