Five years ago this week in Plastics News
Processors complained that tougher lending rules and banking failures made it harder to get financing. A banking official said processors are at a disadvantage because most are small companies in a capital-intensive business.
BASF AG planned to be a big player in North American polystyrene markets through the purchase of Mobil Chemical Co.'s PS business. BASF developed and introduced PS in the 1930s and was one of the largest global producers.