Material Insights: Preparing for a new China marketMay 26, 2015 2:14 pm ET
Materials suppliers in Asia talk about how their firms are adjusting from the high volume growth in China during the past years to a slower growing, more mature market today in this week's Materials Insights.
Material Insights: Chinaplas kicks off with materials newsMay 18, 2015 12:30 pm ET
Material Insights is on location at Chinaplas 2015, and the show kicked off with some materials-related news, including a compounder moving to a more sustainable facility.
Material Insights: Braskem CEO discusses challenges in Brazilian marketMay 11, 2015 1:16 pm ET
Braskem CEO sits down with Plastics News at Feiplastic, a fire at a compounder is being treated as arson and BASF expands in China.
Material Insights: No one injured at major compounding plant fireMay 4, 2015 2:11 pm ET
Teknor Apex said all employees were safe after a fire in a plant in England, resin pricing rollercoaster continues, Braskem hints at big North American plans and Nova Chemicals announces CEO.
New possible players in US shale fieldsApril 27, 2015 2:07 pm ET
One new joint venture makes plans to take advantage of shale gas in the U.S. Appalachian region while another JV may drop out. Plus there are new investments in Louisiana and Florida in this week's Materials Insights.
Nylon 6/6 supplies might tighten as force majeure declaredApril 20, 2015 1:37 pm ET
Invista declares force majeure on nylon 6/6 and feedstocks, and update on force majeure issues in Europe. Plus management changes at Star Thermoplastics.
Material Insights: Trade groups criticize rash of force majeure declarationsApril 13, 2015 11:59 am ET
As supplies tighten in Europe, trade groups question force majeure declarations, and three firms announce global expansion plans.
Material Insights: Bioplastics firm goes publicApril 6, 2015 12:47 pm ET
Bioplastic resin maker Solegear has gone public in Canada, PET resin makers cry foul over imported resin and pricing changes.
Material Insights: Firms announce capacity expansions at NPEMarch 30, 2015 12:19 pm ET
Sabic and Eastman both made announcements at NPE, and we catch up with Americhem to discuss the company's nDuramax-brand UV stabilizers for polymeric films.
Material Insights: Materials news from NPEMarch 22, 2015 7:31 pm ET
Metabolix Inc. and Honeywell International announce a bio-based microbead, news from Royal DSM NV and DuPont Co. is adding capacity for a specialty resin.
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