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Bayer spinning off plastics business


September 18, 2014 8:49 am ET

Bayer AG will spin off its MaterialScience plastics group into a separate, publicly-traded company within the next 12 to 18 months.

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Investor group wants DuPont to split in two


September 18, 2014 7:37 pm ET

Investment firm Trian Fund Management LP is calling for plastics and chemicals giant DuPont Co. to split itself into two firms, one of which would include most of the firm's plastics units.

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China's Polymax Elastomer launches U.S. production in Illinois


September 17, 2014 3:35 pm ET

Chinese materials maker Polymax Elastomer Technology Co. Ltd. has opened a North American production site and headquarters in Waukegan, Ill.

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PolyOne helps nonprofit get water purification to more places in need


September 17, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Resin giant PolyOne Corp. is teaming up with WaterStep, a non-profit water purification agency, to help the group assist a greater number of disaster victims around the world.

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ACI expanding in South Carolina


September 17, 2014 12:56 pm ET

Reprocessor and recycler ACI Plastics Inc. is expanding in South Carolina.

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DuPont investing $100 million for more ethylene copolymer capacity


September 16, 2014 1:51 pm ET

Increased packaging demand is leading materials giant DuPont Co. to spend more than $100 million to increase capacity for ethylene copolymers at its plant in Orange, Texas.

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Latvian plastics recycler Nordic Plast boosts capacity


September 16, 2014 10:15 am ET

Latvian plastics waste recycler Nordic Plast Ltd. has invested more than 2.5 million euros ($3.2 million) to expand capacity and modernize production at its plant in Olaine, Latvia.

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BASF analyzes products based on sustainability potential


September 15, 2014 11:48 am ET

Chemicals giant BASF SE has created a new process for managing its product portfolio based on sustainability criteria.

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Sabic, Chinese Academy of Sciences sign five-year development agreement


September 15, 2014 11:54 am ET

Ties between one of the world's biggest oil producers and one of its biggest consumers grew tighter Sept. 12 with the announcement of a five-year agreement between petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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China's Zhongtai Chemical calls off large-scale PVC project


September 12, 2014 2:16 pm ET

Accepting the gloomy reality of the PVC market, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd. has officially canceled a 800,000-ton PVC resin project and instead is moving the investment costs into other projects.

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