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News
September 14, 2016  

Invista sells engineering polymer solutions business to Radici Group

Italian material supplier Radici Group is buying the engineering

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September 12, 2016  

Canada’s Specialty Polymer Coatings bought by RPM International

Specialty Polymer Coatings Inc. (SPC), a Langley, B.C.-based supplier

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September 8, 2016  

Sabic sells Polymershapes unit to Blackfriars investment firm

Petrochemical supplier Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic) has sold

News
September 8, 2016  

Nova’s new Joffre LLDPE reactor reaches mechanical completion

This will be the first new LLDPE reactor to start-up in the Americas in a decade, Nova said.

News
September 6, 2016  

Average vehicle could incorporate 350 kg of plastics by 2020: report

Driven by fuel efficiency and emissions regulations, plastics help automakers design for practicality while appealing to buyers’ emotional needs, a new report by IHS Markit says.

News
September 4, 2016  

Dow announces start-up of Sadara mixed feed cracker in Saudi Arabia

Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Company has taken a big

News
August 28, 2016  

PolyOne appoints new treasurer

James N. Sloan replaces outgoing treasurer Scott Leffler.

News
August 24, 2016  

A. Schulman appoints new chief operating officer

Gary A. Miller is the new COO. Schulman has also named Frank Roederer as senior vice president and general manager of its business in Canada and the U.S.

News
August 23, 2016  

DSM forms joint venture with Chinese company to manufacture PPS compounds

The partnership with Zhejiang NHU Special Materials (NHU) gives DSM a PPS compounding presence in China.

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August 15, 2016  

Mitsubishi Chemical to acquire specialty resins supplier Nippon

Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) is going all-in on

News
August 15, 2016  

European Commission to investigate Dow, DuPont merger

The Commission will probe whether or not the merger will impact prices, competition.

News
August 12, 2016  

A. Schulman lowers 2016 earnings forecast

The material supplier cited deteriorating market conditions in the U.S. and Europe as the cause of the downgrade.

News
August 1, 2016  

LyondellBasell to build HDPE plant on U.S. Gulf Coast

Chemical maker LyondellBasell has announced plans to build a

News
July 26, 2016  

Plastics reduce environmental costs by nearly four times compared to alternatives: report

Despite a widespread perception to the contrary, the environmental

News
July 26, 2016  

Sabic, ExxonMobil considering U.S. Gulf Coast investment

If developed, the two companies said, the project would be located in Texas or Louisiana near natural gas feedstock and include a world-scale steam cracker and derivative units.

News
July 26, 2016  

Metabolix exiting bioplastics business

Bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. is getting out of the

News
July 22, 2016  

Shareholders approve historic Dow, DuPont merger

The two chemical makers will splinter into three parts when the deal is finalized.

News
July 20, 2016  

Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make bioplastic car parts from agave

Researchers are testing the material’s durability and heat resistance for potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses and storage bins.

News
July 20, 2016  

DuPont opens mega-compounding plant in China

Company’s largest global site will serve automotive, industrial and consumer, and packaging markets in both China and the Asia Pacific region.

News
July 3, 2016  

Dow announces layoffs, plant closures

Actions are part of a deal to assume full control of Dow Corning silicone venture.

News
July 2, 2016  

Borealis buys German plastics recyclers

Austria-based chemical supplier Borealis has acquired the German plastics

News
June 28, 2016  

Clariant doubles capacity for water-based pigments at Mexico site

Swiss-based chemical maker Clariant has doubled its annual production

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June 25, 2016  

Ikea launching products made from recycled plastics

Swedish retailer Ikea announced that their new cabinet line

News
June 21, 2016  

European plastics industry “cautiously optimistic”: report

Despite challenges ranging from marine waste to multiple force

Feature
June 18, 2016  

3D PRINTING: The multi-material future is here

Multi-material 3D printers have arrived. But so have challenges to wide-scale adaptation, beginning with the machines’ hefty price tags.

News
June 11, 2016  

Westlake Chemical to buy Axiall Corporation

The deal will create the second-largest PVC producer in North America.

News
June 7, 2016  

Borealis invests 40 million euros in cracker upgrade in Porvoo, Finland

Vienna, Austria-based chemical maker Borealis is making a 40

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June 2, 2016  

DSM Engineering Plastics to expand in Michigan

DSM Engineering Plastics, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Royal DSM,

News
May 30, 2016  

Dow Chemical completes restructuring of Dow Corning unit

Dow expects a minimum of US$400 million in annual cost and growth synergies from the restructured ownership.

News
May 30, 2016  

Solegear completes Ex-Tech acquisition

Vancouver, B.C.-based bioplastic manufacturer Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. has

Feature
May 20, 2016  

MY3DAGENCY.COM wants to revolutionize short-run & prototype production

What do TV star Jason Priestley, cake toppers, and yogurt containers have in common? They’ve all been 3D-printed in stunning detail by this innovative Toronto-based startup. And they might just be the tip of the additive manufactured iceberg.

News
May 16, 2016  

DuPont announces 2016 Packaging Innovation Award winners

Graham Packaging wins big for new hot-fill, pasteurized food container.