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Italian compounder opening first US plant


October 30, 2014 9:45 am ET

The song of the South has led Italian compounder So.F.Ter Group to open its first plant in the United States in Lebanon, Tenn.

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Ineos closing Barex plant, exiting business


October 29, 2014 3:58 pm ET

Materials maker Ineos Group is closing its only global Barex-brand polyacrylonitrile (PAN) resin plant in Lima, Ohio. Ineos – based in Rolle, Switzerland – is exiting the business as a result of the closing, which will take place in the...

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DSM picks Augusta, Ga., for nylon plant


October 29, 2014 11:49 am ET

Materials firm Royal DSM NV has chosen Augusta, Ga., as the site of its new North American nylon resin plant.

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Teknor Apex expands production of recycled nylon to Europe


October 29, 2014 10:12 am ET

Materials firm Teknor Apex Co. is making its recycled nylon compounds available in Europe for the first time.

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Unplanned disruption in Texas hits Huntsman's quarterly earnings


October 29, 2014 9:30 am ET

Huntsman Corp. saw its earnings drop in the third quarter of 2014, due in part to an unplanned disruption at its Port Neches, Texas, plant.

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Color making more of an impact


October 28, 2014 3:19 pm ET

The arrival of Americhem's new color palette is just what an increasing number of the firm's customers are looking for.

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Sasol to build $8.1 billion petrochemical complex in Louisiana


October 27, 2014 5:15 pm ET

It's full speed ahead on the U.S. Gulf Coast for Sasol Ltd., as the South African firm has given the final OK for a massive petrochemical project in Louisiana.

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Dow wants more collaborations


October 27, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Dow Chemical Co. is happy to see resins the company produces being stored in silos around the world, but working in a silo is a whole different matter altogether.

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Akro-Plastic buying German subsidiary from Metabolix


October 24, 2014 3:32 pm ET

Akro-Plastic GmbH, a Niederzissen, Germany-based plastic compounder, has purchased the assets of Metabolix Inc.'s subsidiary in Germany.

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BASF pre-tax earnings rise, but will miss financial targets for 2015


October 24, 2014 10:16 am ET

BASF SE has raised its expectations for pre-tax earnings in 2014 but warned that it would not hit its financial targets for next year.

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