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Kureha launches China PVDF plant


July 11, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Kureha Corp.'s first polyvinylidene fluoride plant outside of Japan has started production.

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Gingo's second act at A. Schulman came with challenges


July 11, 2014 11:58 am ET

Things were far from smooth when Joseph Gingo took the top job at A. Schulman Inc. in Fairlawn, Ohio. Almost seven years later, he's leaving Schulman in much better shape than it was when he came aboard on Jan. 1, 2008.

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Osterman rebranding to focus on its value-added services


July 11, 2014 11:49 am ET

Resin distributor Osterman & Co. Inc. has a full growth agenda for 2014, including major volume gains, new sales hires and a corporate rebranding.

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BASF, Alpek swap business units as they change JV agreement


July 10, 2014 3:44 pm ET

Alpek SAB de CV, the petrochemicals arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa Group, has signed an agreement with German giant BASF SE that changes the complexion of their 50-50 Polioles SA de CV joint venture in Mexico.

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Domo Chemicals buys Italian BOPA and PET film specialist


July 9, 2014 9:43 am ET

Belgian nylon producer Domo Chemicals has boosted its integrated product portfolio with the purchase of Italian specialty films maker CFP Flexible Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

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Nano-additive producer expanding to begin producing liquid version


July 8, 2014 4:52 pm ET

A company that makes plastic masterbatches based on unusual flow additives will begin production of liquid versions of the additive for a wider range of markets.

Cytec building team to develop lower cost carbon fiber production


July 8, 2014 3:36 pm ET

Cytec Industries Inc. plans to team up with a German company to find lower-cost ways of creating carbon fiber.

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Private equity investment by CI Capital sets up Maroon for more growth


July 8, 2014 11:40 am ET

Specialty chemical distributor Maroon Group LLC has a new majority owner, private equity firm CI Capital Partners LLC.

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Argentina's top masterbatch producer to expand capacity


July 7, 2014 2:38 pm ET

Julio Garcia e Hijos SA, Argentina's largest domestic producer of color concentrate and compound masterbatches, will expand production capacity in the third quarter by 100 metric tons per month at its newest subsidiary.

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Lanxess launches nylon production at new Antwerp, Belgium, plant


July 7, 2014 11:18 am ET

Lanxess AG, a specialty chemicals company, has started operation at its new plant for nylon in Antwerp, Belgium.

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