Mergers & Acquisitions


End of era for DuPont: Chemical company to sell Neoprene unit

December 10, 2014 11:27 am ET

UPDATED — DuPont Performance Polymers has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Neoprene polychloroprene business to Denka Performance Elastomer LLC, a joint venture between Denka Kagaku Kogyo K.K. and Mitsui & Co. Ltd.


Compounder RTP buys assets of Alloy Polymers

December 10, 2014 6:23 pm ET

UPDATED — Engineering resins compounder RTP Co. has acquired most of the assets of Alloy Polymers, a toll compounder based in Richmond, Va.


Barington nominates three to Omnova's board, including Gingo

December 9, 2014 9:07 am ET

Activist investor Barington Capital Group LP is continuing to pressure plastic materials and products firm Omnova Solutions Inc. by nominating three directors for that firm's board — including Joseph Gingo, who helped steer a turnaround at...


3-D printer Fisher/Unitech acquired by New York firm

December 9, 2014 9:30 am ET

New York-based private equity firm Riverside Co. acquired 3-D printing supplier Fisher/Unitech Inc. last month.


Saint-Gobain to acquire control of Sika

December 9, 2014 9:05 am ET

PARIS—Saint-Gobain SA plans to acquire a controlling interest in Sika AG.


Brazilian-owned buyer to reopen Ohio films plant

December 8, 2014 4:08 pm ET

UPDATED — The 70 workers at Dow Chemical Co.’s polyolefin films plant in Findlay, Ohio, have received an early Christmas present — the plant will remain open under new ownership rather than close as previously announced.


New owners of China’s Fuwei Films replace top executive

December 8, 2014 2:32 pm ET

Financially troubled Chinese PET film manufacturer Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co. Ltd. announced Dec. 3 that its longtime chairman and CEO has been replaced by an executive with ties to Fuwei’s new owners.


Performance Fibers sells Asian business to Indorama

December 8, 2014 2:29 pm ET

BANGKOK — Global petrochemicals producer Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Performance Fibers Asia, the Asian business of Performance Fibers.


UK recycler Eco Plastics looks for buyer to secure its future

December 8, 2014 2:13 pm ET

Eco Plastics, the Hemswell, England-based plastics recycler, is looking for a buyer to secure what its founder called a “long-term platform” for its future.

Imaflex buys rights to Advaseal mulch films

December 5, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Imaflex Inc. has expanded its tool kit of engineered agricultural films to include another product that aids in sustainable farming practices.

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