Go to Video Section

Material Insights: July 9, 2012

Published: July 9, 2012 6:00 am ET
Updated: July 9, 2012 12:00 am ET

Evonik Industries' decision to locate a new nylon 12 resin plant in Singapore is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Officials with Evonik in Essen, Germany, said that the new plant is needed to handle increased demand from auto and other market. Itís expected to open in 2014 with annual capacity of almost 45 million pounds. They added the firm's damaged feedstocks plant in Marl, Germany, should reopen later this year. A pair of deals involving Dow Chemical Co. also are featured in this weekís video. Midland, Mich.-based Dow recently sold its TP-brand plasticizer business to HallStar Co. of Chicago. Dow also has formed a joint venture with Turkish acrylic maker Akso to develop products for the carbon-fiber composites market. The video wraps up with looks at two more acquisitions. BASF has purchased Iowa-based polyurethane systems maker ITWC, including plants in Iowa and in California. And French polymer formulator Axson Group has bought epoxy technology firm Nanoledge from technology investor Telesystem of Montreal.

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

Learn more

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events