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Resin distributor Biesterfeld Plastic buys out partner in Biesterfeld Nordic

December 11, 2014 12:21 pm ET

Hamburg, Germany-based Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH, a distributor for the European plastic and rubber industry, announced that it has bought the shares owned by Fred Holmberg in their mutual joint venture, Malmö, Sweden-based Biesterfeld Nordic AB.


Biodegradable plastics maker MHG discusses future initiatives with BASF

December 11, 2014 12:17 pm ET

Meredian Holdings Group Inc., a maker of biodegradable plastic, announced that it recently held meetings with chemicals giant BASF SE to discuss potential link-ups.


Compounder RTP buys assets of Alloy Polymers

December 10, 2014 6:23 pm ET

UPDATED — Engineering resins compounder RTP Co. has acquired most of the assets of Alloy Polymers, a toll compounder based in Richmond, Va.


Study: Locally owned firms see fastest gains in China’s chemical market

December 9, 2014 8:59 am ET

Privately owned chemical companies in China are seeing the fastest sales growth, closing the technology gap with foreign-owned firms, according to a new study.


DSM launches R&D center in China

December 9, 2014 8:53 am ET

Royal DSM NV’s composite resin business has launched a R&D center in Nanjing.


Brazilian-owned buyer to reopen Ohio films plant

December 8, 2014 4:08 pm ET

UPDATED — The 70 workers at Dow Chemical Co.’s polyolefin films plant in Findlay, Ohio, have received an early Christmas present — the plant will remain open under new ownership rather than close as previously announced.


Performance Fibers sells Asian business to Indorama

December 8, 2014 2:29 pm ET

BANGKOK — Global petrochemicals producer Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Performance Fibers Asia, the Asian business of Performance Fibers.


Composites help Orion space capsule blast off, splash down safely

December 5, 2014 2:30 pm ET

Plastic composites replaced titanium in key components of the Orion space capsule, which both launched into and returned from space today.


A. Schulman doubling capacity in Dongguan

December 5, 2014 12:25 pm ET

Increased demand has led materials firm A. Schulman Inc. to double manufacturing capacity for masterbatch concentrates at its plant in Dongguan, China.


Companies scramble in wake of ongoing PEI resin shortage

December 4, 2014 4:50 pm ET

Shortages of high-performance resin polyetherimide could drag on for several months, according to Sabic Innovative Plastics, the only producer of the base resin.

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