Material Insights


Material Insights: A. Schulman pushes into Africa with French partner

July 18, 2016 11:41 am ET

A. Schulman moves into Africa, a look at the materials M&A market and a new report looks at bioplastics.


Material Insights: Recycling group critical of PET cans

July 11, 2016 11:48 am ET

The Association of Plastics Recyclers is concerned about PET cans, Dow Chemical Co. stops production on solar shingles and several resin prices changes.


Material Insights: Dow to slash 2,500 jobs while integrating Dow Corning

July 5, 2016 11:44 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. plans to cut jobs, A. Schulman files a lawsuit over Lucent Polymers and polymer students gather for a conference in Akron, Ohio.


Material Insights: Covestro's boss is 'disappointed' with Brexit vote

June 27, 2016 12:12 pm ET

Materials leaders react to the U.K. vote to leave the European Union, Braskem discusses projects in U.S. and Mexico, and F&D Plastics is expanding.


Material Insights: Senator pushes for closer look at Dow, DuPont merger

June 20, 2016 8:34 am ET

A Republican senator is pushing for closer scrutiny on the Dow Chemical, DuPont merger, Dow Chemical discusses a recycling breakthrough and Anellotech is making progress on bio-based PET resins.


Material Insights: Shell moves forward with massive petrochemicals site

June 13, 2016 11:12 am ET

Shell Chemical is moving forward with a major petrochemicals site, Westlake Chemical and Axiall strike a deal, and Nexeo Solutions goes public.


Material Insights: Plastics firms build their technology portfolio

June 6, 2016 12:14 pm ET

Hexcel takes an equity stake in an aerospace 3-D specialist, changes in resin pricing and DSM Engineering Plastics grows in the U.S.


Material Insights: Expert discusses materials development for 3-D printing

May 31, 2016 11:27 am ET

Advanced materials could be on the horizon for 3-D printing, PP prices drop and Solvay executives discuss real-life applications for Solar Impulse 2.


Material Insights: Three companies team up to export resin to Asia

May 23, 2016 6:00 am ET

Three firms are building a massive facility in Texas aimed at exporting resin to Asia, carpet recyclers talk about the plastics market and a former Wellman site is coming back to life.


Material Insights: Honeywell spinning off nylon 6 business

May 16, 2016 11:26 am ET

Honeywell announces plans to spin off its chemicals and nylon businesses, Ascend Performance Materials is hitting the brakes on its PDH propylene project and PolyOne announces earnings, title addition for its CEO.