MonoSol optimistic it can reach new markets with water soluble films

January 26, 2015 4:46 pm ET

MonoSol LLC — riding a wave of growth spurred on by the rapid adoption of water soluble detergent packets in recent years — is looking to the future for its next big hit.


Auto industry on the hunt for new lightweight materials

January 26, 2015 4:03 pm ET

The auto industry is focusing on lightweighting, and this is igniting a race to find new materials that can meet ever-changing performance needs of the OEMs.


Mexico's Polymer Solutions looks to grow, expand offerings with name change

January 23, 2015 12:03 pm ET

British biodegradable additives developer Symphony Environmental Technologies plc's Mexico distributor has changed its name from Plásticos Degradables SA de CV to Polymer Solutions SA de CV as part of an ambitious growth program.


Ineos equipment failure may affect short-term PP supplies

January 21, 2015 4:27 pm ET

A recent equipment failure at a polypropylene resin plant operated by Ineos Group could affect short-term supplies of that material in North America.


Plastics to continue its growth curve in auto industry

January 15, 2015 5:17 pm ET

Increased use of plastics in automotive applications has been on a decades-long and incremental journey of greater acceptance, says auto industry veteran Frank Macher.


Chase Plastics expecting double-digit growth in 2015

January 8, 2015 4:41 pm ET

Resin distributor Chase Plastics posted sales growth of 9 percent in 2014, and officials expect that growth rate to surpass 20 percent this year.

Mexican company says it has a better way to recycle plastics

January 7, 2015 12:59 pm ET

A company in Mexico is claiming it can recycle plastics without water through a new process that reduces production costs by half.


Oil prices, US economy could affect plastics industry in Mexico

January 6, 2015 1:25 pm ET

Seven factors will affect Mexico's plastics industry either positively or negatively in 2015, according to a leading consultant.


Growth in Mexico helps push NA toward record production levels

January 5, 2015 10:14 am ET

Driven by surging Mexican factories, North American light-vehicle production for 2014 is headed for the second-highest level on record by the time the final numbers are counted.


Braskem Idesa JV nearing completion in Mexico, expected to open mid-2015

December 29, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Braskem SA's Ethylene XXI joint venture with Mexico's Grupo Idesa SA is 88 percent finished, the two partners said Dec. 24. They aim to have the $4.5 billion complex up and running by July.

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