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Bayer expands with acquisition of Germany's Thermoplast Composite


March 3, 2015 10:59 am ET

Bayer AG's Bayer MaterialScience LLC has bought composite materials specialist Thermoplast Composite GmbH based near Nuremberg, Germany.

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Bayer MaterialScience spinoff on schedule


March 3, 2015 10:14 am ET

The head of Bayer AG said the group still must decide the details to spin off its Bayer MaterialScience plastics group this year.

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BASF keeps innovating to drive customers


March 2, 2015 11:39 am ET

Materials giant BASF Performance Materials is keeping innovation alive with new products and processes.

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BASF earnings up despite 'disappointing economic development' for Europe


March 2, 2015 10:50 am ET

Chemicals giant BASF SE said Feb. 27 it had hit its goal for 2014, increasing earnings, “despite the disappointing economic development in Europe, following the publication of its latest financial figures.”

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Borealis reports record profit for 2014


March 2, 2015 10:29 am ET

Borealis AG, the Austria-headquartered chemicals giant, announced record annual net profits, numbers the group said were boosted by improved margins in its olefins and polyolefins operation.

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Experts explain why resin sales are down in a healthy US economy


February 27, 2015 1:58 pm ET

The economies of the U.S. and Canada posted solid growth in 2014 — even though resin demand in those countries lagged behind.

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Industry vet Dwight Morgan joins M. Holland


February 27, 2015 1:55 pm ET

Resin distribution leader M. Holland Co. has hired industry veteran Dwight Morgan as its vice president of corporate development.

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Indian masterbatch makers growing locally and thinking globally


February 27, 2015 1:30 pm ET

GANDHINAGAR, INDIA — India’s masterbatch makers are expanding their domestic capacity to meet growing demand, as some are also moving ahead on overseas expansion.

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Polypropylene prices rise, while PE and PS fall


February 26, 2015 4:01 pm ET

North American prices for polyethylene and polystyrene resins continued to fall in February, while regional prices for polypropylene showed a surprising increase.

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3i to sell specialty chemicals company Azelis to Apax Partners


February 26, 2015 11:36 am ET

Azelis Holding SA, the specialty chemicals distributor, is being sold by its private equity owners 3i Group plc to another private investment outfit, Apax Partners LP, for an undisclosed sum.

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