Chroma produces custom formulated masterbatch colours, dry colours, additive concentrates, and pre-colour compounds for the packaging, electronic, safety, automotive, recreational, medical, and consumer products industries.
DeKunder previously worked for more than two decades at petroleum refining company Total S.A., most recently as senior general manager, base chemicals for the Americas in Total’s refining and chemicals business.
Ineos is to build a massive new chemical plant in what it says is the industry’s largest investment in Europe in 20 years.
The target, Essen, Germany-based Evonik said, is to reduce costs by 200 million euros by the end of 2020, with about two-thirds of the cost savings coming from administration and a third coming from sales functions.
Propelled partly by demand for drainage bags, the market for medical fluid bags is set to surpass US$4.4 billion by 2024, according to research from Global Market Insights
Dow Canada alleged breach of contract against Nova over the operation of the E3 joint venture in Joffre, Alta.
The opening completes a multi-million dollar investment originally announced by Clariant last year.
LyondellBasell Industries and Odebrecht S.A., the controlling shareholder of Brazil-based Braskem SA, have confirmed that the companies have entered into exclusive talks regarding a potential merger that would give LyondellBasell a controlling stake in Braskem.
The transaction still requires regulatory approvals in the European Union, Russia, and from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.
Polymer maker Covestro LLC has officially started an expansion at its production facility in New Martinsville, W.Va. that will increase its annual production capacity of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) in North America by 25 per cent through debottlenecking.
Americhem described Prescient a leading Indian producer of high-end colour and additive masterbatches in several niche applications, including synthetic fibers, molding, and film applications.
Headquartered in Winona, Minn., PlastiComp supplies composites based on materials ranging from polypropylene to PEEK.
Targeted for completion by the second half of 2019, Huntsman’s investment is designed to increase the company’s systems production capacity in the region and add a new dimension to its polyester polyol capabilities.
The joint venture, named Bayport Polymers LLC, is 50 per cent owned by Total and 50 per cent owned by Novealis Holdings LLC, a joint venture between Borealis and Nova.
Strong demand for both Dyneema UD, a unidirectional laminate, and Dyneema-brand fiber is prompting the increase, the company said.
The size of the North American automotive plastics market shows steady gains, the report from Global Market Insights Inc said, and is expected to exceed US$5 billion by 2024.
The project, which will be in Portland, Texas, is expected to include a 1.8 million tonne ethane cracker, a monoethylene glycol unit and two polyethylene units.
Houston-based LyondellBasell reported US$1.2 billion in net income in the first quarter, up from US$797 million in the same period last year. Revenue rose from US$8.4 billion to US$9.8 billion.
Bioplastics supplier NatureWorks LLC has named industry veteran Richard Altice as its new president and CEO, replacing Marc Verbruggen, who led the company from 2008 to his retirement in 2017. Altice comes to Minnetonka, Minn.-based NatureWorks from PolyOne Corp., where…
A new enzyme is able to effectively break down PET, one of the most popular forms of plastic employed by the food and drinks industry.