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.
Material Insights: Mexico becomes materials hot spotSeptember 14, 2015 12:49 pm ET
Developments in the materials market in Mexico, Teknor Apex expects growth in Europe and a recycler is reporting higher profits following acquisition.
Material Insights: Folding composite wings a key feature in new Boeing 777September 8, 2015 2:37 pm ET
The composite wings fold to fit in airports, resin prices drop and shale gas could lead to developments.
Material Insights: Scientists look to replace oil, gas as ethylene building blocksAugust 31, 2015 12:16 pm ET
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are trying to make ethylene through photosynthesis, PE prices fall and another chemical explosion hits China.
Material Insights: Chemours, PolyOne closing plantsAugust 24, 2015 1:51 pm ET
Chemours and PolyOne both announced plant closings, but not all the materials news is negative, as Argentinian energy firm YPF is investing $122 million in two polypropylene businesses.
Material Insights: Firm fishes for new PHA usesAugust 17, 2015 1:48 pm ET
Meredian Holdings Group started a commercial-scale fermenter for PHA bioplastics, explosions in China impact material supplies and a resin distributor files for bankruptcy.
Material Insights: Flurry of compounding acquisitions announcedAugust 10, 2015 1:22 pm ET
A new company says its developing a Barex resin alternative, three acquisitions in the compounding market and resin pricing changes are highlighted in Material Insights.
Material Insights: Solvay buys Cytec for $5.5 billionAugust 3, 2015 12:18 pm ET
We take a look at the impact of the Solvay-Cytec deal, LyondellBasell reports profit and a resin distributor goes into the red-hot Mexican market.
Material Insights: Braskem to make leadership changeJuly 27, 2015 1:30 pm ET
After Braskem's chairman was indicted, the Brazilian company is looking to make changes, Dow Chemical Co. reports earnings and an acetal resin maker is awarded environmental standard.
Material Insights: Newlight inks mega deal for methane-based resinJuly 20, 2015 12:58 pm ET
Newlight Technologies is banking on its methane-from-manure-based resin, Dow Chemical is building a new headquarters and a nylon resin maker is acquiring a resin compounder.
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