Material Insights: Materials makers push to replace BarexNovember 23, 2015 11:13 am ET
Topas Advanced Polymers and MSM Poly are both moving in to become a Barex replacement, Americhem is opening a new technical center and Elasto Sweden adds a production line.
Material Insights: Ineos plans to export ethane to ScotlandNovember 16, 2015 12:31 pm ET
Ineos signs a deal to send ethane from the U.S. to Scotland, an Indian machinery maker develops applications for jute/polypropylene compounds, and a report on global growth for bioplastics.
Material Insights: New owner for Thornton, changes at DuPontNovember 9, 2015 12:23 pm ET
Changes are in the air as Thornton prepares for new ownership, DuPont shifts business units and prices drop for PVC and PET.
Material Insights: Processors, experts talk new resin capacityNovember 2, 2015 11:35 am ET
New resin capacity was on the minds of attendees, speakers at the Global Plastics Summit, and Dow Chemical Co. announces a new product.
Material Insights: A. Schulman closing plants in IndianaOctober 26, 2015 11:23 am ET
A. Schulman is closing three of its seven plants in Evansville, Ind., force majeure on polypropylene is partially to blame for an increase in the resin price and Amco Polymers discusses clear polymers.
Material Insights: Material makers drive into automotive markets at FakumaOctober 19, 2015 9:17 am ET
Materials companies tout automotive uses at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Material Insights: Covestro plans big trade show debut at FakumaOctober 12, 2015 6:00 am ET
Straight from the trade fair floor at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany, we have news on Covestro and what's behind Sabic's move out of Pittsfield, Mass.
Material Insights: Covestro lowers IPO estimatesOctober 5, 2015 11:53 am ET
PS, PET bottle resin prices drop, Covestro alters IPO and Ineos buys an aromatics division.
Material Insights: PE, PP resin prices drop againSeptember 28, 2015 11:56 am ET
All grades of PE drop, while PP takes its third straight monthly decline. Also this week, Kraton makes a billion dollar move into renewable specialty chemicals and Sabic Innovative Plastics is closing a plant.
Material Insights: Trends in distributionSeptember 21, 2015 9:06 am ET
A rising resin distribution market, BASF closing nylon production in Indiana and a road trip for bioplastics.
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