Material Insights: A. Schulman's CEO discusses why they bought Citadel PlasticsMarch 16, 2015 2:24 pm ET
A. Schulman purchases Citadel Plastics in a materials mega-deal, and some engineering resin prices drop along with PET bottle resin.
Material Insights: Huntsman closing plantsMarch 9, 2015 12:14 pm ET
Huntsman closures are part of a consolidation of its pigments and additives business, top executive at a PET resin leader has died and some expansion and acquisition news.
Material Insights: Experts discuss why resin demand is dipping while economy humsMarch 2, 2015 3:04 pm ET
Demand for resin is lower and prices are dropping as the economy picks up. In addition, Solvay announces an expansion.
Material Insights: Coke touts PlantBottle successesFebruary 23, 2015 2:18 pm ET
Omnova Solutions and Barington Capital call a truce, Coke talks PlantBottle and a new color concentrates maker opens in Indiana.
Material Insights: Materials makers show up in force at PlastindiaFebruary 17, 2015 11:57 am ET
Polyketone is going to make its return to the North American market, a report from Plastindia and several resins fall in price.
Material Insights: Experts discuss future of PE, PP pricingFebruary 9, 2015 11:42 am ET
Two experts discuss where the polyethylene and polypropylene markets are heading, and DuPont's fight with an activist investor is far from over.
Material Insights: Resin prices slide again, investor fights with OmnovaFebruary 2, 2015 2:40 pm ET
Resin prices continue to tumble, we talk to Gary Landsettle of Ashland Performance Materials Asia Pacific about the changing market in China and activist investor Barington Capital continues to take on Omnova Solutions.
Material Insights: PP production issues, preparing for NPEJanuary 26, 2015 1:38 pm ET
Production problems in Texas add more complication for polypropylene, Entek has new equipment ready to show compounders at NPE and we take a look ahead at color trends.
Material Insights: PP prices drop again, experts talk plastic materials in autosJanuary 20, 2015 9:44 am ET
Experts talk plastics in the automotive market and as PP prices fall again, we take a look at if the trend will continue.
Material Insights: Ford, Dow Chemical JV working toward better carbon fiberJanuary 12, 2015 12:53 pm ET
President Obama and Vice President Biden stop by a color and concentrates maker, PE and PS prices dip, and Ford and Dow announce partnership at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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