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PS, PVC resin prices slide

December 4, 2014 1:21 pm ET

Commodity resin prices continue to slide as 2014 draws to a close, with North American prices for PVC and solid polystyrene each falling in November.


Study predicts sharp increase in bioplastics production by 2018

December 4, 2014 9:16 am ET

European Bioplastics' annual market data update has predicted sharp production capacity rises in the next four years for bioplastics with the figure set to rise to approximately 6.7 million metric tons by 2018.


Americhem buys LTL Color Compounders

December 3, 2014 11:11 am ET

Materials firm Americhem Inc. has acquired color compounder LTL Color Compounders Inc.


Solvay increases production in India

December 3, 2014 12:06 pm ET

Solvay SA has announced it will ramp up resin production at its plant in Gujarat, India by 25 percent.


Finland's VTT looking to develop affordable bioplastic alternative to EPS

December 2, 2014 9:51 am ET

VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland is developing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for polystyrene from the bioplastic polylactic acid and looking for partners in the project.

Ukrainian crisis hitting home for suppliers elsewhere in Europe

December 2, 2014 9:45 am ET

German PVC stabilizer maker IKA has revealed that, due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the company's exports to the Ukrainian market are expected to fall by about 50 percent this year, and its sales in Russia are set to decrease by a further 30 percent.


PolyOne buys some assets of Accella Performance Materials for $49 million

December 1, 2014 9:13 am ET

PolyOne Corp. said it has acquired specialty assets from Accella Performance Materials, a manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations, for $49 million.


Gualdoni steps down as Styrolution CEO

December 1, 2014 11:32 am ET

Roberto Gualdoni, who has led Styrolution GmbH since it was established in 2011, is stepping down from that role, the Frankfurt, Germany-based firm announced Dec. 1. He will be replaced, effective Jan. 1, by Kevin McQuade, who has been a member of...


Plastics deal makes Hanwha Korea's largest petrochemical firm

December 1, 2014 4:47 pm ET

South Korea's resin sector has undergone a shake-up, following Seoul-based Hanwha Group's Nov. 26 announcement that it's buying plastics and chemicals assets from Samsung Group and becoming the country's largest petrochemicals maker.


Hexpol acquires Portage Precision Polymers

December 1, 2014 12:35 pm ET

STOCKHOLM — Hexpol AB has acquired the business of Portage Precision Polymers Inc. from founder Doug Hartley and his family.

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