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Germany's Ter Plastics acquires Poland-based Polimarky


September 8, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Herne, Germany-based Ter Plastics Polymer Group (part of the Hamburg-based Ter Group) has announced that it has acquired the majority of Poland’s Polimarky Performance Polymers in Rogoznica.

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Orion completes IPO, releases financials


September 5, 2014 1:14 pm ET

LUXEMBOURG — Orion Engineered Carbons SA has completed its initial public offering and released its financial results for the first half of fiscal 2014, reporting a 2-percent increase in sales volume by tonnage but a slight decline in terms of ...

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Solvay buying Ryton business for $220 million


September 4, 2014 12:27 pm ET

Solvay SA will pay $220 million to acquire the Ryton-brand polyphenylene sulfide business from Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

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Indorama planning $5.9 billion in capital spending


September 3, 2014 10:35 am ET

Bangkok-based polyester manufacturer Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. plans to invest about $5.9 billion over 2014-2018 in capital projects. IVL expects the projects to result in 15 million tons of new product capacity.

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A. Schulman buys Australia's Compco, 10th acquisition in 4 years


September 2, 2014 11:13 am ET

UPDATED — Materials firm A. Schulman Inc.'s buying spree has reached double digits. The Fairlawn, Ohio-based company on Sept. 2 announced its 10th acquisition in four years, buying Australian compounder and concentrate maker Compco Pty. Ltd....

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Startup post-consumer recycling specialty company Zzyzx wins grant


September 2, 2014 1:33 pm ET

An Allentown, Pa., company is receiving a grant of $737,000 to help support its efforts to develop polymers using post-consumer plastics.

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EPA fines RI polymer company


August 29, 2014 1:20 pm ET

A Rhode Island polymer manufacturer has reached a $60,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating federal clean air standards and Rhode Island state law.

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Chinese compounders seek market shares, often at the expense of margins


August 29, 2014 10:02 am ET

China's largest compounder, Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co. Ltd., as well as its more automotive-focused counterparts Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd. and China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. all posted continued sales growth for the first half of 2014. Profit...

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PP prices rise 5 cents


August 28, 2014 3:59 pm ET

After a one-month break, volatility has returned to the North American polypropylene resin market, with prices increasing by an average of 5 cents per pound since Aug. 1.

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DuPont fined for 2010 chemicals release


August 28, 2014 1:37 pm ET

DuPont Co. has been fined almost $1.3 million for the release of several chemicals — including plastics feedstock phosgene — at its plant in Belle, W. Va.

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