The merger will add Topas-brand cyclic olefin copolymer resins to Polyplastics USA’s existing portfolio of acetal, polybutylene terephthalate, and polyphenylene sulfide engineering polymers.
Sigma received a $3.5 million interest-free financial contribution from the Quebec government’s ESSOR program, which provides financing to help companies carry out long-term development projects.
Chemical maker Borealis AG and United Chemical Company LLP have signed a joint development agreement to build a world-scale polyethylene project, integrated with an ethane cracker, in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The blast occurred inside a plant belonging to Unipetrol, an oil processor and plastics producer in the Czech Republic.
Tokyo-based Toray, said to be the world’s largest carbon fibre manufacturer, will pay 930 million euros for TenCate to shore up its thermoplastic composites capabilities.
The $80 million expansion includes new capacity being added in key plants in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Andrew Liveris to depart next month as Jim Fitterling will become the CEO of the new Dow.
The technical foam facilities of Mississauga, Ont.-based Woodbridge and Inoac in North America and South America will operate under the name Woodbridge Inoac Technical Products.
Cleveland, Ohio-based HyComp supplies composite components made with proprietary carbon fibres and thermoplastic materials.
New products and film structure designs from Nova Chemicals Corp. are designed to help keep food fresh in transit.
The acquisition adds another 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space to Pregis’ capabilities, as well as 150,000 square feet of warehouse space to the Pregis network.
Clarkston, Mich.-based thermoplastic resin distributor General Polymers Thermoplastic Materials LLC has appointed Terinex International Ltd., of Saint-Lazare, Que., as its representative in eastern Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces.
Driven by a high demand for high-performance plastics and significantly higher margins, the Germany-based company increased group sales by 18.8 per cent to 14.1 billion euros over the past fiscal year.
Driven in large part by the rising use of plastic alternatives for metal in automotive applications, the global masterbatch market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 5.4 per cent through 2024, a new study from market research firm Global Market Insights Inc. predicts.
Affiliates of chemical makers Total SA, Borealis AG, and Nova Chemicals Corp. have signed definitive agreements to form a petrochemical joint venture on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The purchase doubles the size of LyondellBasell’s existing compounding business and creates a business with combined revenue of $4.6 billion.
Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Industries AG has opened a new production line for specialty polyamide 12 powders at its global production site in Marl, Germany. In a statement, Germany-based Evonik said the new facility primarily produces high-performance powders for the…
Belgium-based specialty chemical supplier Solvay SA is looking for a successor for its CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, following Clamadieu’s appointment as the chairman of French energy company Engie Group.
Material supplier Sabic has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for its Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) and Noryl polyphenylene ether (PPE) engineering resins.
Additives and colourants maker PolyOne will begin production of TPEs this summer at its existing facility in Pune, India.