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China's Shide Group, BASF unveil 'revolutionary' all-plastic window profile


April 23, 2014 9:10 pm ET

SHANGHAI — The PVC window profile market in Asia is expected to increase four-fold by 2025, and Chinese building products maker Dalian Shide Group Co. Ltd. hopes to take a bigger slice of that as a result of a new partnership with German...

Worker dies in fall at Formosa Texas plant


April 23, 2014 4:04 pm ET

A subcontractor died April 22 after falling 25 feet during routine cleaning operations at a Formosa Plastics Corp. USA facility in Point Comfort, Texas.

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Milliken expanding SC plant for additional PP clarifying agent capacity


April 23, 2014 3:42 pm ET

American chemical company Milliken & Co. has announced plans for a major expansion in capacity for its Millad NX8000 clarifying agent for polypropylene at its Blacksburg, S.C., facility.

Clariant says Asia holds the key to growth


April 23, 2014 3:52 pm ET

Clariant AG is based in Switzerland, but its eyes are firmly focused further east.

Sale of Romanian PVC producer Oltchim assets postponed again


April 23, 2014 1:35 pm ET

The long anticipated privatization of insolvent Romanian PVC producer Oltchim has been postponed yet again, this time until mid-May.

New PolyOne Shanghai center to focus on speed-to-market in Asia


April 23, 2014 11:07 am ET

PolyOne Corp. is expanding its operations in China with a new “Innovation Center” in Shanghai. The center will focus on research and development in PolyOne's Specialty Engineered Materials business segment

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Sabic adding Stamax production line in Shanghai


April 23, 2014 6:55 am ET

SHANGHAI — Sabic Innovative Plastics announced April 23 at Chinaplas that it is investing in a production line for Stamax-brand long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene resin at its manufacturing site in Shanghai.

Two Eastman buildings among 10 biggest energy savers in national contest


April 22, 2014 11:35 am ET

Two offices at the headquarters of Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport, Tenn., ranked in the Top 10 for energy efficiency in the latest Energy Star National Building Competition.

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Material Insights: Shell Chemical meets with residents


April 21, 2014 2:16 pm ET

Power outage at a PE plant and the return of a PVC feedstock plant after a fire on this week's Material Insights.

DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point


April 21, 2014 1:26 pm ET

DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas trade show opens.

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