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RusVinyl launches production, bringing new PVC capacity to Russia


September 24, 2014 12:15 pm ET

Russia has taken a major new step towards satisfying its rising domestic PVC demand with the long-awaited launch of the RusVinyl PVC plant at Kstovo in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

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Australian firm buys Chemical Market Resources


September 23, 2014 8:42 pm ET

In an international consulting deal, Chemical Market Resources Inc. has been acquired by TZ Minerals International Pty. Ltd. for an undisclosed price.

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PolyOne opens new plant in India


September 23, 2014 3:11 pm ET

North American compounding leader PolyOne Corp. has opened a new plant in Pune, India.

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Foster building medical polymers plant


September 19, 2014 1:39 pm ET

Foster Delivery Science is investing $8 million in a new plant in Putnam, Conn., for production of medical polymer blends, as well as rods, film or fiber based on those materials.

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BP to restart damaged PTA unit in limited capacity by November


September 19, 2014 10:27 am ET

British Petroleum plc may restart its fire-damaged purified terephthalic acid (PTA) feedstock unit in South Carolina in late October or early November, but not at full rates.

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Bayer spinning off plastics business


September 18, 2014 8:49 am ET

Bayer AG will spin off its MaterialScience plastics group into a separate, publicly-traded company within the next 12 to 18 months.

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Investor group wants DuPont to split in two


September 18, 2014 7:37 pm ET

Investment firm Trian Fund Management LP is calling for plastics and chemicals giant DuPont Co. to split itself into two firms, one of which would include most of the firm's plastics units.

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China's Polymax Elastomer launches U.S. production in Illinois


September 17, 2014 3:35 pm ET

Chinese materials maker Polymax Elastomer Technology Co. Ltd. has opened a North American production site and headquarters in Waukegan, Ill.

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Symphony Environmental defends biodegradable plastics in recycling stream


September 17, 2014 11:47 am ET

Symphony Environmental Technologies plc, one of the world's largest oxo-biodegradable technology companies, has responded to a leading Mexican recycler's comments about the efficiency of oxo-biodegradable technology.

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Minnesota receives grant to help develop new bioplastics


September 17, 2014 4:08 pm ET

The University of Minnesota has received a $20 million grant to fund the development of new types of bioplastics.

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