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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.

Report: European window and door market to grow by 225 million units


April 4, 2014 9:12 am ET

Ceresana, a Konstanz, Germany-based research company for the industrial sector, has released a study on the European market for windows and doors — both interior and exterior — used by the construction sector.

Deceuninck expanding in Turkey


March 25, 2014 10:41 am ET

Deceuninck Group, the European vinyl profile extruder, plans to invest around 20 million euros ($27.6 million) to expand its manufacturing operations in Turkey over the next two years.

Chinese PVC maker posts loss, former leader faces criminal charges


March 25, 2014 9:36 am ET

China's Sichuan Jinlu Group Co. Ltd. reported annual net loss of 174 million yuan ($30 million) in 2013, citing natural disasters and the fall of its former chairman as “worsening factors.”

S&E installs new extrusion line to increase compounding capacity


March 21, 2014 12:13 pm ET

Compounder S&E Specialty Polymers LLC has increased its toll compounding capacity to 15 million pounds per year by installing a new twin-screw extrusion line at its plant in Lunenburg, Mass.

New study says plastics is the sustainable packaging choice


March 14, 2014 12:29 pm ET

Six major categories of plastic packaging significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions compared to packaging made with alternative materials, according to a new study.

Ukraine's only PVC, PE producer suspends production


March 3, 2014 8:34 am ET

Karpetneftekhim, Ukraine's only PVC and polyethylene producer, has again suspended production at its site in Kalush in the face of the country's current political unrest.

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Prices jump for polypropylene and suspension PVC


January 30, 2014 3:53 pm ET

North American prices for PVC and polypropylene resin have started off 2014 with a bang, with prices of both materials climbing since Jan. 1.

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