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PolyOne buys some assets of Accella Performance Materials for $49 million

December 1, 2014 9:13 am ET

PolyOne Corp. said it has acquired specialty assets from Accella Performance Materials, a manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations, for $49 million.


Gualdoni steps down as Styrolution CEO

December 1, 2014 11:32 am ET

Roberto Gualdoni, who has led Styrolution GmbH since it was established in 2011, is stepping down from that role, the Frankfurt, Germany-based firm announced Dec. 1. He will be replaced, effective Jan. 1, by Kevin McQuade, who has been a member of...


Plastics deal makes Hanwha Korea's largest petrochemical firm

December 1, 2014 4:47 pm ET

South Korea's resin sector has undergone a shake-up, following Seoul-based Hanwha Group's Nov. 26 announcement that it's buying plastics and chemicals assets from Samsung Group and becoming the country's largest petrochemicals maker.


Hexpol acquires Portage Precision Polymers

December 1, 2014 12:35 pm ET

STOCKHOLM — Hexpol AB has acquired the business of Portage Precision Polymers Inc. from founder Doug Hartley and his family.


Resin market has consolidated as it matured

November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

The classic quantity vs. quality debate has played out in the ranks of North American resin makers in the last 25 years.


'Evolution, not revolution' on the horizon for A. Schulman

November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bernard Rzepka's schedule for his first year as CEO of compounding leader A. Schulman Inc. does not include reinventing the wheel.


Penn Color plans $10 million expansion

November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

Penn Color Inc. will break ground late next year on a 100,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing site in Hatfield, Pa.

New liquid colorants for PET packaging released

November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

PolyOne Corp. has launched a line of new liquid colorants for PET packaging in personal care and cosmetic products.

RheTech to commercialize hemp fibers to replace glass in PP

November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

RheTech Inc. plan to commercialize its first hemp fiber compounds in January.


Market growing, but compounders say customers remain 'cautious'

November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

Everywhere they've looked, North American compounders and concentrate makers have seen numbers on the rise in 2014.

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