Material Insights: LyondellBasell, A. Schulman to make behemoth $4.6 billion company

February 20, 2018 11:35 am ET

LyondellBasell is acquiring A. Schulman for $2.25 billion, Westlake Chemical announces expansions and a pair of firms make plans in India.


Plastics News Now: Group pushes for composites in infrastructure repairs

February 15, 2018 6:00 am ET

Toymaker K'Nex was sold at an auction, Diversified Plastics Inc. has expanded and the American Composites Manufacturers Association pushed for composites during meetings in Washington D.C.


Bumper to Bumper: Magna sees full autonomous driving future with new radar system

February 14, 2018 10:25 am ET

Magna International recently announced a new radar system that goes beyond many of the current system on the market today.


Material Insights: LSU professor develops biodegradable Mardi Gras beads

February 12, 2018 1:09 pm ET

A biology professor at LSU developed the biodegradable Mardi Gras beads by accident, PET bottle resin is on the rise again and Zeus Industrial Products shows off materials innovation at MD&M West.


Plastics News Now: Capturing Minnesota in a Milacron can

February 8, 2018 10:34 am ET

MacNeil Automotive Products' WeatherTech brand makes another Super Bowl ad, Milacron's Klear Can shows up in a Minneapolis promo and Dow helps house events and athletes at the Winter Olympics.


Material Insights: Major commodity resin prices start 2018 with a bang

February 5, 2018 12:15 pm ET

Polypropylene and polyethylene prices shoot in different directions and plastics legend Jon Huntsman Sr. dies.


Plastics News Now: Plastic brace gives sea turtle new life

February 1, 2018 10:39 am ET

Milacron Holdings Corp. is considering moving some production from Germany to the U.S. and India, Sealed Air Corp. celebrates Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day and a sea turtle was recently fitted with a 3D printed plastic brace.


Material Insights: Sabic buys largest stake of Clariant

January 29, 2018 11:05 am ET

Sabic is buying nearly a quarter of Clariant from two investment groups, a senior leader of Nova Chemical's polyethylene division is retiring and PolyOne reports full year results for 2017.


Plastics News Now: McDonald's, Coca-Cola target sustainability, plastics recycling

January 25, 2018 8:47 am ET

Two of the nation's most well-known brands, McDonald's Corp. and Coca-Cola Co., announced new recycling and sustainability initiatives, and the CEO of Imflux has resigned to pursue political office.


Bumper to Bumper: LED headlamps become center of design for automakers

January 24, 2018 6:00 am ET

New headlamp designs often require more parts and more specialty materials, and we check out all the headlines from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.