PolyOne expands its specialty colour and additives expertise with its acquisition of the Spanish company.
Winnipeg, Man.-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier Winpak Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary American Biaxis Inc. has started to work on an expansion to add annual production capacity of 11,000 to 14,000 metric tonnes of biaxially oriented polyamide (BOPA)…
Polymer Technology, headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tenn., will become part of Ravago’s Amco Polymers’ business, which distributes commodity, engineering, and specialty polymers throughout North America.
In a bid to boost its catalysts technology portfolio and manufacturing network, Columbia, Maryland-based material supplier W. R. Grace & Co. is buying the polyolefin catalysts business of specialty chemical firm Albemarle Corp. for US$416 million. In a statement, W.…
The Calgary-based chemical supplier plans to build a new polyethylene facility and expand its existing ethylene plant.
The goal of the new Clariant 3D printing business is to leverage the company’s experience in tailoring polymers for a broad range of end market applications with pigments, additives and masterbatches.
The acquisition will ensure access to “high-class production capacity,” Nexam said in a statement, helping the company expand its product portfolio and accelerate growth.
The expansion at the plants in Emmen and Geleen involve high temperature nylons and thermoplastic copolyesters, DSM said.
The deal includes the Accurel brand product portfolio which is produced in Obernburg, Germany, as well as the Obernburg production facility with approximately 25 jobs which will be retained.
Approximately 20 million euros will be invested in the new plant in Changzhou, Lanxess said; production will start in Q2 2019.
Amyris Brasil Ltda owns and operates the Brotas 1 production facility in Campinas, Brazil.
The new line will also create a minimum of six new jobs; Ampacet Europe currently employs 570 people, including 170 in Luxembourg.
The acquisition includes a production site in Charleston, South Carolina, with roughly 90 employees and approximately 65 million euros in sales.
Dutch chemical company Royal DSM is restructuring its additive manufacturing (AM) business by aligning all its AM activities within its Materials cluster and promoting a partnership approach. Described by the company as a “customer-centric” approach, DSM’s restructuring involves the formation…
Ford Motor Co. took home the top award for its entry in the body exterior category, a structural front-end module with loose layer construction on the 2018 Expedition.
The materials – pre-impregnated carbon fibers known as “prepreg” – will be produced at a facility at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates and will supply Boeing’s 777X, the latest generation aircraft.
Jerry MacCleary is named CEO, Haakan Jonsson will succeed him as president, and Christine Bryant will lead the North American polyurethanes business.
Driven by the high level of North American vehicle launches predicted between 2018 and 2020, spending on automotive vendor tooling will reach a record high of US$11 billion next year, a new report from Harbour Results Inc. said.
Carolina Color of Salisbury, N.C., and Lambertville, N.J.-based Breen make color concentrates for a wide range of industries. The two firms operate a total of five plants in the U.S.
The Puslinch, Ont.-based firm will bring in new equipment and add five new positions at its facility.