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Sun Plastech, Plastics Color Corp. note major milestones at NPE


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Sun Plastech Inc. and Plastics Color Corp. — two well-known materials firms — are marking anniversaries at NPE 2015.

Indian compounder Welset expands in PVC, masterbatches


March 26, 2015 6:00 am ET

Indian compounder Welset Plast Extrusions Ltd. (Booth S20059) is spending 60 crore rupees ($975,000) to expand capacity in PVC materials for the medical market and general masterbatch compounds, to keep up with market growth.

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RheTech adding extrusion line


March 26, 2015 9:16 am ET

John Levinson, President of RheTech Inc., which was recently acquired by Swedish rubber compounder Hexpol AB, was positive about the partnership when speaking at Booth S15119 at NPE.

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Sabic adding more Ultem capacity


March 26, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Sabic Innovative Plastics will add more than 700 million pounds of material production capacity in the next five years — including a 30 percent capacity increase into their much-desired Ultem-brand polyetherimide resin.

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DuPont exec: Still lots of lightweighting needed in the auto industry


March 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

In that role, Jeffrey Sternberg is responsible for bringing the breadth of DuPont advanced materials — as well as renewably sourced materials and fuels — to the auto industry as it continues to develop low emission, fuel efficient...

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Survey: New resins required to meet evolving industry needs


March 23, 2015 9:14 am ET

The work of materials firms is far from over, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by DuPont Co. and Plastics News.

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Proposed Cardia-Stellar merger labeled 'not fair,' but still 'reasonable'


March 20, 2015 10:34 am ET

If the proposed merger of two Australian bioplastics companies goes ahead, the new company will be called Secos Group Ltd. and have annual sales of about A$27 million (US$21 million).

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Solvay, Ineos to divest some operations as part of Inovyn JV process


March 19, 2015 9:58 am ET

Brussels-based Solvay SA and Ineos Group AG will sell off some of their assets to International Chemical Investors Group SE as part of the move to create the Inovyn joint venture for their European chlorvinyls operations.

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Pricing pressure, oil slump hit auto compounder China XD


March 17, 2015 11:34 am ET

Mounting pricing pressure from downstream and plunging oil prices have dampened China XD Plastics Co. Ltd.'s performance, pushing it to diversify into other end markets and overseas.

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Entec Polymers adds more LyondellBasell specialty resins


March 17, 2015 10:23 am ET

Entec Polymers now is distributing Catalloy, Polybutene-1 and Koattro specialty resins for LyondellBasell Industries.

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