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Evonik opening research sites in US, Germany, focused on medical devices


April 4, 2014 9:50 am ET

Evonik Corp. is expanding its medical devices portfolio with a pair of research facilities slated to open early this month.

Study says Europe's nylon industry facing challenging future


April 4, 2014 9:18 am ET

Germany’s PCI Nylon, which was set up by market research group PCI to study the global nylon market, has released a report stating that the European nylon market faces a challenging environment.

Invista breaks ground for China plants


March 28, 2014 10:48 am ET

Wichita, Kan.-based Invista yesterday broke ground on its nylon 6/6 plant and nylon precursor hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant in Shanghai.

BASF boosts automotive market lineup


October 18, 2013 1:51 pm ET

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY — BASF SE (Hall 5/C21) is bringing a reorganized plastics business and a host of new materials and applications from across the engineering resins spectrum to the K 2013 show.

Trexel, 3M team up to cut part weight


October 18, 2013 1:41 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Both Trexel Inc. (Hall 13/B46), with its MuCell microcellular foaming technology, and 3M (Hall 5/B10), with its glass beads, have proved they can reduce weight for plastic parts. Now the two companies are working together to combine both systems and reduce the weight of injection molded parts by as much as 20 percent.

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Bulk Molding Compounds plans Chinese plant


October 14, 2013 1:21 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A new Chinese plant planned by Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report that recycling leader KW Plastics has been approved to make reusable crates or pallets, as...

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