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DSM spinning off composites resins and feedstocks business

March 16, 2015 2:31 pm ET

UPDATED: Royal DSM NV will spin off its business units that make composite resins — as well as plastic feedstocks caprolactam and acrylonitrile — into a separate company.


A. Schulman buying Citadel for $800 million

March 16, 2015 9:00 am ET

Materials firm A. Schulman Inc. has kept its buying streak alive with its biggest deal yet – acquiring compounder and composites maker Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc. for $800 million.


Kraiburg prepares for future growth with new Georgia facility

March 12, 2015 2:54 pm ET

Kraiburg recently broke ground on its new U.S. headquarters in Buford, Ga., in metro Atlanta.


Americhem boosts production capacity

March 11, 2015 3:17 pm ET

Color and additives materials maker Americhem Inc. has increased annual production capacity by 3 million pounds at its headquarters site in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.


Penn Color adds R&D equipment

March 11, 2015 2:35 pm ET

Materials firm Penn Color Inc. has purchased several pieces of new lab equipment for its plastics R&D center in Hatfield, Pa.


Solvay, 3A partnership to expand specialty foam production

March 10, 2015 2:12 pm ET

Materials firm Solvay SA is working with composites maker 3A Composites to produce specialty foam materials for advanced transportation uses.


Borealis completes Brazil PP restructuring

March 10, 2015 1:23 pm ET

Polyolefin supplier Borealis AG has completed a restructuring and 45 million euros ($48.8 million) of expansion of its polypropylene compounding operations in Brazil, adding capacity at a plant in Itatiba to supply materials to South America's...


ElectriPlast production moves to Nova Polymers for future expected growth

March 10, 2015 12:26 pm ET

Integral Technologies Inc. has moved its North American manufacturing of electrically conductive hybrid ElectriPlast pellets about 50 miles in Indiana to Evansville from Jasper.


BASF and SGL wrapping up carbon fiber lightweighting study

March 10, 2015 12:01 pm ET

Chemical giant BASF SE and Germany-based carbon company SGL Group have announced that they have concluded joint research of a new composite material system which aims at enhancing the cost-effectiveness of manufacturing thermoplastic carbon-fiber...


Perstorp expands plastisizer production

March 10, 2015 11:30 am ET

Specialty chemical company Perstorp Holdings AB has announced that following a major extension at its main plant in Stenugsund, Sweden, it has begun production of raw materials for plasticizers, with production of prime material to follow shortly.

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