Material Insights: Hexpol jumps into North American market with acquisitionDecember 29, 2014 1:11 pm ET
Compounder RheTech is sold, Ferro gets out of the polymer additives business and EPA issues regulations on a phthalate used in PVC production.
Material Insights: Sabic explains Ultem shortageDecember 22, 2014 6:00 am ET
A recycler says new machinery will make it more efficient, a compounder will expand in Ohio, Chevron Phillips Chemical announces a pilot plant and Sabic talks Ultem.
Material Insights: DuPont selling iconic materialDecember 15, 2014 11:53 am ET
An Israeli compounder is opening a plant in the United States, a compounder buys plants, a PPS resin maker is cutting production because of financial problems and DuPont is selling its Neoprene business.
Material Insights: Global shortage of high-performance resin could extend to mid-2015December 8, 2014 2:27 pm ET
Shortage of Ultem has processors scrambling, some resin pricing changes and composites blast into space.
Material Insights: Lower oil prices help drive down PE resinDecember 1, 2014 12:10 pm ET
We break down the PE price drop, an expansion for Penn Color and an acquisition for PolyOne on this week's Material Insights.
Material Insights: Evonik attempts to replace microbeadsNovember 24, 2014 11:48 am ET
News on a plant opening, a plant closing and an investor's cease fire with Dow Chemical, this week on Material Insights.
Material Insights: Dow moving forward with capacity expansionsNovember 17, 2014 11:31 am ET
Dow has expansions planned in North and South America, Braskem's acquisition gets a regulatory veto and a trans-Atlantic PET deal this week on Material Insights.
Material Insights: Bioplastics firms get funding, announce projectsNovember 10, 2014 12:42 pm ET
A number of PLA companies make news this week, plus one of America's smallest polypropylene plants is closing.
Material Insights: Resin companies expected to be in full force at NPENovember 3, 2014 12:13 pm ET
SPI says material makers will be very present at NPE 2015, several pricing changes for resins and an Italian compounder comes to the United States.
Material Insights: Firms announce expansions, strong financial resultsOctober 27, 2014 1:07 pm ET
Strong fiscal 2014 financials were announced for one materials firm while two others announce capacity expansions this week on Material Insights.
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