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Power failure shuts down two PE resin units in Texas


April 15, 2014 3:35 pm ET

Two polyethylene resin units operated by Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP in Baytown, Texas, were closed from April 8-11 because of a power failure.

Shell Chemical to host public meetings to discuss plans in Pennsylvania


April 15, 2014 3:27 pm ET

Shell Chemical LP will host two public meetings on April 16 to discuss the possibility of building a major petrochemicals plant in the Pittsburgh area.

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Despite struggles, Europe still key market in global resin picture


April 15, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Challenges and opportunities facing international plastics and chemicals markets were tackled by a trio of top executives at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference in Houston.

Shintech in early stages of planning ethylene feedstock plant in Louisiana


April 15, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Shintech Inc. has filed an air permit with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that would allow for the construction of a new unit with more than 1 billion pounds of annual capacity for plastic feedstock ethylene.

Export sales for PVC expected to grow, PET struggles with oversupply


April 15, 2014 2:46 pm ET

PVC is looking up, PET is looking for answers. That's a brief summary of global market conditions described by analysts Henry Warren and Chase Willett at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held March 26-27 in Houston.

Krahn Chemie acquires Italy's Pietro Carini


April 15, 2014 11:20 am ET

Germany's Krahn Chemie GmbH has purchased a majority share in Italy-based speciality chemical company Pietro Carini SpA.

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Material Insights: Price changes for PVC and PET


April 14, 2014 4:08 pm ET

Let's hope that North American PVC resin buyers have their seatbelts fastened. Prices for that material shot up 3 cents per pound for the third straight month in March. We'll talk about that, and more pricing news for PET, in today's Material...

3-D printer firms beef up, build supply chain


April 11, 2014 2:32 pm ET

Driven by prospects for direct manufacturing of finished products, makers of 3-D printing equipment are moving to buy add-on companies like additive manufacturing service providers and materials development firms.

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TenCate forms high-performance resin partnership for future aerospace work


April 11, 2014 1:07 pm ET

Netherlands-headquartered TenCate Advanced Composites has partnered with high-performance resin supplier Performance Polymer Solutions Inc. to develop and market prepreg materials to the aerospace industry, TenCate announced April 11.

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Lanxess launches new compounding plant in Brazil aimed at auto market


April 11, 2014 12:32 pm ET

Lanxess AG has officially opened its auto-oriented thermoplastics compounding plant in Porto Feliz, Brazil.

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