Texas city trying to block construction of the world’s largest ethylene plant
Residents and local political officials of a South Texas…
A. Schulman names Comcast Cable veteran Gary Phillips as COO
The newly created role is critical to Schulman’s growth plan, the firm said.
BASF completes acquisition of Chemetall
The deal strengthens BASF’s coatings position.
Trump appoints Dow CEO Andrew Liveris as head of America Manufacturing Council
United States President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Dow Chemical…
Two Alberta petrochemical plants to get up to $500 million in incentives
The first project is a joint venture between Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Petrochemical Industries Company, based in Kuwait; the second project is being proposed by Calgary-based Inter Pipeline.
Gurit acquires BASF’s PET business
The purchase will see Swiss-based Gurit increase its European-based PET production capacity to add to the company’s existing PET operations in China.
DuPont now accepting entries for Packaging Innovation awards
Chemical maker DuPont is now accepting entries for its…
Profits up for Borealis in Q3 2016
The company announced a net profit of 304 million euros in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 257 million euros in the third quarter of 2015.
New North American thermoplastic distributor opens shop
Headquartered in Clarkston, Mich., General Polymer Thermoplastic Materials LLC opened its doors in October 2016. Simcoe Plastics Ltd. is the firm’s partner in Canada.
Wacker establishing Michigan R&D centre
Based at Michigan Innovation Headquarters, a co-work campus facility in Ann Arbor, the centre will consist of several labs for R&D and analytics.
BASF selling its inorganic specialties business
Private equity firm Edgewater Capital is acquiring the Evans City, Pa. site as part of the transaction.
Sabic to open new PP pilot plant in The Netherlands
Chemical supplier Sabic is opening a new pilot plant…
Stratasys, Siemens partner to bring 3D printing into volume production
The partnership aims to strengthen and expand the benefits of additive manufacturing in manufacturing value chain.
A. Schulman to make cuts to its middle management staff
Schulman will eliminate approximately 60 positions, mainly from its middle management ranks.
BASF invests $200 million in plastic additives business
Capacity expansion of Tinuvin product lines to support global demand.
Schulman posts big loss in Q4 2016
Material supplier A. Schulman Inc. reported net sales of…
Ferro buys electronic packaging materials maker Electro-Science
Coatings and colour solutions supplier Ferro Corporation has acquired…
Ineos Styrolution buying K-Resin styrene-butadiene copolymers business
The transaction includes the purchase of the equity interests of K R Copolymer and other assets related to the business.
Solvay building compounding unit in Mexico
Material supplier Solvay is building a polyamide compounding unit…
Celanese buying Italian compounder SO.F.TER. Group
Material supplier Celanese Corporation is acquiring Italy-based SO.F.TER. Group,…
Explosion at BASF chemical plant kills at least two
Two people are also missing after the explosion and fire at BASF’s production site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Covestro doubles polycarbonate production at Shanghai site
The company says it is now the world’s largest PC producer.
PolyOne, Merck partner to create 3D effects
Material supplier PolyOne Corporation is partnering with German multinational…
Private equity firm buys Dominion Colour Corp.
Headquartered in Toronto, Dominion Colour was founded in 1946. The new owner, H.I.G. Capital, is based out of Miami, Fla.
Colourant supplier Chromaflo bought by private equity firm
Colourant system and chemical dispersion supplier Chromaflo Technologies Corporation…
iD Additives opens new colourants and additives business
iD Additives Inc., a North American supplier of additives…
A. Schulman names John Richardson as new CFO
Richardson, 71, is a former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company executive.
Bunting Magnetics appoints Steven Peiffer as CFO
Magnet and magnetic equipment manufacturer Bunting Magnetics Company has…
Novamont invests 100 million euros in biochemical plant
The Italian biochemical company has opened the first plant in the world to make a chemical compound used in the production of plastics with renewable sources.
Wacker Polymers names Peter Summo as new president
Germany-based material supplier Wacker Polymers, a division of Wacker…
Lanxess is buying Chemtura for $2.7 billion
Purchase will expand Germany-based Lanxess’s business in additives for lubricants and flame retardants.
Chem-Trend buys Ultra Purge purging line from Moulds Plus
In a bid to widen its product portfolio for…