AKRON, OHIO (Jan. 3, 12:05 p.m. ET) — A tough year for U.S.-based materials firms is reviewed in this week's Material Insights video.
Plastics News took a look at 15 publicly held materials firms and found that most firms were impacted by lower consumer demand and slower economic growth.
An expansion at Italian TPU maker API SpA also is featured in this week's video. The video wraps up with news of Hexpol's acquisition of German TPE maker Horst Müller Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG. Hexpol of Sweden bought Horst Müller for almost $51 million from Rowa Group. Horst Müller operates a pair of production units in Lichtenfels, Germany.