Chevron Phillips adding PAO capacity

November 13, 2014 3:26 pm ET

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. plans to add more than 20 million pounds of capacity for low-viscosity polyalphaolefin (PAO) fluids at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas.


Dow Chemical moving ahead with plastics expansion plans

November 13, 2014 9:30 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. is moving ahead with plans to add plastics capacity in North and South America, and is advancing other strategic options as well.


Brazil regulator vetoes Braskem purchase of Solvay Indupa

November 12, 2014 5:16 pm ET

Brazil's anti-trust regulatory body, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), has vetoed Braskem SA's purchase of Solvay Indupa SAIC.

Polymer Technology, Eurostar reach deal on compounds

November 12, 2014 5:07 pm ET

Starflam-brand flame-retardant nylon compounds have returned to the North American market, thanks to a deal between two materials firms — one in Tennessee and one in Paris.


Supreme Court hears arguments in healthcare case from W.Va. PET plant

November 11, 2014 3:08 pm ET

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 10 on whether a West Virginia-based polyester resin plant should continue to honor a previous agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) union to offer healthcare benefits indefinitely to union...


Speaker: Shale oil, gas has transformed the plastics industry

November 11, 2014 4:42 pm ET

Shale oil and gas is fundamentally changing how America looks at and consumes energy these days, and that transformation includes a plastics business that's riding the wave of business opportunities unlocked by these resources.


Toyota Tsusho investing in Turkey, India

November 11, 2014 4:33 pm ET

Japanese materials trader and supplier Toyota Tsusho Corp. is expanding into Turkey and India, buying a 25 percent stake in a Turkish plastics distribution firm and setting up a compounding plant in India in a joint venture with Japan's Nippon...


Styrolution closing Swedish PS plant

November 11, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Styrolution, the Germany-headquartered supplier of styrenics, said it planned to shut down its 80 kiloton polystyrene production facility in Trelleborg, Sweden, by the end of this year.


Global market for advanced printing materials

November 10, 2014 1:15 pm ET

Global market for advanced printing materials


Flint Hills closing PP resin plant in Mich.

November 7, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Flint Hills Resources will close its polypropylene resin plant in Marysville, Mich., and transfer production to a site in Texas.

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