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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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PVC shields concrete in quakes, bombings


November 12, 2013 2:28 pm ET

SARASOTA, FLA. — A general contractor from Florida who patented a clear PVC wall form that encapsulates concrete sees a long list of potentially life-saving applications for his stay-in-place building system, as well as benefits for everyone...

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Material Insights: PP, PVC resin prices decline in October


November 4, 2013 2:25 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Recent North American price declines for polypropylene and suspension PVC resins are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week we report on big moves by DuPont Co. and Mexichem SAB de CV, as well as news...

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