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News
March 11, 2015  

New plastics recycling plant opening in Toronto

Headed by ex-CPIA leader Mark Badger, Urban Polymers will be capable of processing 25 million pounds per year of PET and 11 million pounds per year of PP/PE.

News
March 11, 2015  

Solvay and 3A Composites partner for specialty foam products

In a bid to help processors replace heavy plastics

News
March 10, 2015  

BASF and SGL Group “successfully” conclude carbon fibre lightweighting research

Chemical giant BASF SE and Germany-based carbon company SGL

News
March 9, 2015  

Global HDPE demand to grow 4.2% annually through 2022: report

Global demand for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is expected to

News
March 6, 2015  

Huntsman closing four color plants

In what it calls a restructuring move, chemical manufacturer

News
March 4, 2015  

Bayer MaterialScience buys Thermoplast Composite in Germany

In a bid to expand its position in the

News
March 4, 2015  

Chemical supplier Ineos combines ABS unit with Styrolution in Americas

Global specialty chemicals maker Ineos Group is combining its

News
March 2, 2015  

BASF expects unchanged operating profit in 2015

BASF, the world’s largest chemical firm by sales, saw

News
March 2, 2015  

Investment firm Apax to buy specialty chemical supplier Azelis

Europe-based specialty chemicals distributor Azelis Holding SA is being

News
March 1, 2015  

Borealis reports record profits for 2014

Polyolefin and chemicals supplier Borealis had a very good

News
February 25, 2015  

American Chemistry Council launches pro-BPA campaign

Washington, DC-based industry organization The American Chemistry Council (ACC)

News
February 24, 2015  

PolyOne adding capacity for OnForce metal replacement technology

Compounder and concentrate maker PolyOne Corporation is increasing capacity

News
February 23, 2015  

NPE2015 shaping up to be largest ever

Record number of exhibitors to occupy record amount of space; 43% of exhibitors and 28% of visitors will come from outside the U.S.

News
February 20, 2015  

Huntsman profits up, specialty resins expansion planned

Chemical provider Huntsman Corporation has had a busy year

News
February 18, 2015  

2014 a good year for Clariant

Driven by higher volumes, specialty chemical supplier Clariant grew

News
February 2, 2015  

Lightweight concept from Ford and Magna has “significant environmental benefits”

A new multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) concept car developed

News
February 2, 2015  

Styron changes name to Trinseo

Material supplier Styron has changed its name to Trinseo.

News
February 1, 2015  

Lubrizol buys Brazil-based coatings technology maker EcoQuimica

In a bid to expand its performance coatings footprint

News
January 28, 2015  

DuPont partners for Chinese fluoroelastomers JV

U.S.-based chemical giant DuPont is partnering with a subsidiary

News
January 21, 2015  

No health risk from BPA at current levels: European watchdog

The chemical bisphenol A (BPA), used to stiffen some

News
January 7, 2015  

Growth in Canada is helping US-based plastics distributor

Growth in Canada contributed to a great year in

News
January 7, 2015  

Solvay buys Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Ryton polyphenylene sulphide business

In a bid to strengthen its presence in the

News
January 5, 2015  

DSM sells composites distributor Euroresins

Material supplier Royal DSM has sold Euroresins, a distributor

News
December 23, 2014  

Shell to buy BASF’s stake in ELLBA Eastern JV

Chemical maker BASF and Shell have reached agreement for

News
December 21, 2014  

LyondellBasell taps insider Bhavesh Patel as new CEO

Chemical maker LyondellBasell Industries has named Bhavesh “Bob” Patel,

News
December 20, 2014  

Ferro sells most of its polymer additives business

Material supplier Ferro Corporation has sold the majority of

News
December 16, 2014  

Shale gas development in Quebec too risky: environmental report

Exploiting Quebec’s shale gas deposits is not worth the

News
December 15, 2014  

Israeli compounder Tosaf building first N. American facility

Israeli-based plastics compounder Tosaf USA will build its first

News
December 10, 2014  

DuPont selling Neoprene elastomer business to Denka

Chemical supplier DuPont has reached an agreement to sell

News
December 10, 2014  

RTP Company buys production facilities from Alloy Polymers

In a bid to strengthen its position in the

News
December 4, 2014  

Americhem division buys LTL Color Compounders

Infinity Engineered Compounds, part of the Americhem group of

Feature
November 7, 2014  

The latest ANTIMICROBIALS for plastics

Microbes may be nothing more than tiny single-celled organisms, but they’re harder to kill than Rasputin. They’re resilient enough, in fact, that scientists have revived them from fossils more than 250 million years old. They also…