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North American Pipe unit lab to focus on 'modern, innovative' formulations


March 31, 2015 3:25 pm ET

North American Specialty Products LLC — a unit of North American Pipe Corp. — has opened a new material science lab in Leola, Pa.

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Polymer Additives, Lubrizol expansions win tax incentives


March 31, 2015 10:22 am ET

Proposed expansions by Polymer Additives Inc. in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Lubrizol Corp. in Lake County, Ohio, were among 12 projects statewide that were approved for incentives by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.

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Alpek pulls out of Russian PET/PTA JV


March 31, 2015 9:43 am ET

A joint venture scheme to construct a major integrated PET and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Russia has collapsed after one venture partner, Mexican petrochemicals company Alpek SAB de CV, pulled out of the project.

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Dow Chemical sees potential for PE growth in packaging


March 30, 2015 1:17 pm ET

The packaging market continues to provide growth for the polyethylene business of Dow Chemical Co. — which is a good thing, since the firm will bring on more than 2 billion pounds of new PE and specialty plastics capacity in 2017.

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TPUs finding applications in drug-delivery applications


March 30, 2015 12:56 pm ET

Lubrizol Corp. is sending its thermoplastic polyurethane products into medical products, foam and film.

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Production begins at Sipchem's new EVA, LDPE plant


March 30, 2015 10:36 am ET

A unit of Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) will start commercial operations at its ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and low density polyethylene plant April 1.

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Dow Chemical to merge chlorine operations with Olin


March 27, 2015 12:43 pm ET

Dow Chemical Co. is combining a large part of its chlorine value chain with specialty chemicals and ammunition maker Olin Corp. to create a global materials firm with annual sales of almost $7 billion.

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Eastman Chemical expanding Tritan co-polyester capacity


March 27, 2015 10:00 am ET

Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan-brand co-polyester business continues to grow, with 35 million pounds of capacity added late last year and a second plant on the horizon.

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PolyOne's Patterson focused on keeping the momentum going


March 27, 2015 9:30 am ET

New PolyOne CEO Robert Patterson sees a lot of good things when he looks at his company, which ranks as North America's largest compounder and concentrate maker.

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Improvements to Radici's nylon line takes it into more applications


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Radici Group, the Italian-headquartered materials firm, outlined the benefits of its Radilon and Radistrong nylon products at NPE 2015.

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