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Akro-Plastic buying German subsidiary from Metabolix


October 24, 2014 3:32 pm ET

Akro-Plastic GmbH, a Niederzissen, Germany-based plastic compounder, has purchased the assets of Metabolix Inc.'s subsidiary in Germany.

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BASF pre-tax earnings rise, but will miss financial targets for 2015


October 24, 2014 10:16 am ET

BASF SE has raised its expectations for pre-tax earnings in 2014 but warned that it would not hit its financial targets for next year.

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Sabic, Shell cancel expansion for SADAF joint venture in Saudi Arabia


October 24, 2014 9:19 am ET

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell have cancelled plans to expand an existing petrochemical joint venture in Saudi Arabia following feasibility studies.

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Sadara CEO says Middle East now has 20 percent of global ethylene capacity


October 24, 2014 9:33 am ET

Sadara CEO Ziad Al-Labban claims that the Middle East's ethylene capacity is now 20 percent of global production.

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PolyOne increases quarterly profits despite falling sales


October 23, 2014 4:55 pm ET

North American compounding leader PolyOne Corp. saw its third-quarter profit increase, even as sales fell vs. the year-ago period.

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Westlake adding ethylene capacity in Louisiana


October 23, 2014 9:54 pm ET

Westlake Chemical Corp. will add 250 million pounds of annual ethane-based ethylene capacity as part of a $330 million expansion project in Lake Charles, La.

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Total picks new management following CEO's death in crash


October 23, 2014 11:03 am ET

Total SA has picked a new management team to oversee the company in the wake of a plane crash in Moscow that killed its chairman and CEO earlier this week.

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Report: Private equity companies may seek to buy Bayer MaterialScience


October 23, 2014 10:56 am ET

A number of investment groups are reported to be interested buying Bayer AG's MaterialScience operation, valued at around 10 billion euros ($12.6 billion).

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Plastics lead Dow's quarterly growth


October 23, 2014 10:15 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. has announced its third quarter results for 2014 showing a 5 percent increase on the third quarter of 2013, rising to $14.4 billion from $13.7 billion.

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Materials companies introduce a range of new products at Fakuma


October 22, 2014 11:29 am ET

DuPont Co. led a parade of materials firms with new products at Fakuma 2014.

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