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Cardia closing new film plant in Brazil


March 6, 2015 10:05 am ET

Australia-based bioplastics and film company Cardia Bioplastics Ltd. will close its Brazil manufacturing plant and invest instead in its Asia-Pacific operations.

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Arkema adds Bostik to high performance materials business unit


March 6, 2015 9:24 am ET

Arkema SA has finalized the acquisition of Bostik SA from Total SA, bringing what it says is the world's No. 3 adhesives provider into its portfolio.

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Huntsman closing four pigment plants


March 5, 2015 3:36 pm ET

Huntsman Corp. is closing four plants — three in the U.S. and one in Germany — that make pigments for plastics and other markets.

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Bayer to stop MDI production in Brazil


March 4, 2015 9:21 am ET

Bayer AG's Bayer MaterialScience plans to stop production of MDI polyurethane at its plant near Rio de Janeiro in July, removing 55 metric tons per year of MDI production from the market, according to a company announcement.

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Best Places To Work: No. 6, Colors For Plastics


March 4, 2015 12:35 pm ET

Colors For Plastics, which now employs 115 people, started with one man who handled everything.

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Ineos to combine ABS unit with Styrolution in Americas


March 4, 2015 10:03 am ET

Global materials firm Ineos Group will combine its ABS resin business with its Styrolution unit in the Americas.

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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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