Material Insights: Solvay buys Cytec for $5.5 billion

August 3, 2015 12:18 pm ET

We take a look at the impact of the Solvay-Cytec deal, LyondellBasell reports profit and a resin distributor goes into the red-hot Mexican market.


Plastics News Now: 3-D printer takes selfies to a whole new level

July 30, 2015 9:45 am ET

Michigan man makes molding guitar picks a second career, a 3-D printer is producing replicas in New York City and plastics workers in China are dancing in the plant.


Material Insights: Braskem to make leadership change

July 27, 2015 1:30 pm ET

After Braskem's chairman was indicted, the Brazilian company is looking to make changes, Dow Chemical Co. reports earnings and an acetal resin maker is awarded environmental standard.


Plastics News Now: Plant-based polymer could unlock key to stopping massive cuts

July 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

A gel made of a plant-based polymer could help stop massive cuts, we visit an Ohio molder that is looking to expand into new markets and the University of Michigan will test a 3-D printed autonomous car.


Material Insights: Newlight inks mega deal for methane-based resin

July 20, 2015 12:58 pm ET

Newlight Technologies is banking on its methane-from-manure-based resin, Dow Chemical is building a new headquarters and a nylon resin maker is acquiring a resin compounder.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Brenan Riehl

July 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

GW Plastics' President and CEO Brenan Riehl talks about the importance of getting everything right in safety-critical items in the automotive and health care markets, and what makes the culture at the company so unique.


Plastics News Now: Tiny house is big on plastics

July 16, 2015 9:13 am ET

Dow Chemical is helping sponsor a couple's tiny house built for education, a Chinese recycler looks to embrace smart technology and Toronto starts accepting more plastics recycling.


Material Insights: Bioplastics takes on shattering smartphone screens

July 13, 2015 11:52 am ET

A new smartphone is turning to bioplastics to beat broken glass screens, senior reporter Frank Esposito stops by the studio to talk shale gas and a new recycling report could make recyclers rethink how plastics are collected.


Plastics News Now: Despite kerfuffle, some Bubble Wrap keeps on popping

July 9, 2015 10:05 am ET

New Bubble Wrap saves space, but loses burst; Haitian looks toward the future; and plastics coming and going in Hawaii.


Material Insights: Project could signal new era for PP production

July 6, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Ed Holland, president and CEO of resin distributor M. Holland Co., sits down to discuss the market, Formosa Plastics has big plans in Texas and some resin pricing changes for the week.