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June 1, 2015
A. Schulman says it has closed its $800-million acquisition of engineered plastics maker Citadel Plastics Holdings (West Chicago, IL), which was announced in March. Citadel was...
May 20, 2015
DSM and Ascend Performance Materials said today that they have formed a worldwide alliance for the supply of compounds based on nylon-6,6. Under the agreement, Ascend becomes the...
May 20, 2015
Ube Industries plans to increase its nylon-6 production capacity in Europe by 40,000 m.t./year through 2018, the company said Wednesday. Ube added 10,000 m.t./year of nylon-6 capacity...
May 7, 2015
Arkema is expanding its product offering with a biosourced nylon-6,10 range under the registered Rilsan S brand. The product also consists of up to 62% renewable carbon, contributing...
May 6, 2015
Solvay reports adjusted net income of €173 million ($196.4 million), up 44% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2015. Recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) was €502 million, up...
May 6, 2015
BASF on Wednesday inaugurated its new Ultramid nylon-6 and -6,6 polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing, near Shanghai. The new plant, with a capacity of...
May 6, 2015
India has extended antidumping duties on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) imports from Russia by one year, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. The tariffs will “remain in...
April 29, 2015
Invista says that it restarted its 400,000-m.t./year adiponitrile plant at Victoria, TX, on 22 April and resumed downstream production of hexamethylenediamine on 23 April. “It is too early to determine when the force majeure will be lifted, but the facility is in the process of ramping up to full rates,” the company says....
April 22, 2015
Today, China began reviewing its antidumping duties on nylon-6 imports from the European Union, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States, the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says...
April 2, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it had completed the acquisition of Performance Fibers Asia (PF Asia), a premium polyester tire cord fabric producer, from Performance...
March 27, 2015
Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, anticipates the demand for all grades of styrenic resins to experience relatively strong demand as a result of replenishment along the...
March 24, 2015
Sabic announced a number of investments that will deliver competitive advantages in its core product portfolio, as well as its high performance offerings, today at NPE 2015, being held...
March 19, 2015
DuPont says it has increased production of Zytel HTN polyphthalamide (PPA), a high-performance polyamide, manufactured at its Richmond, VA facility by 10% to meet growing demand in...
March 5, 2015
Trinseo reports a net loss for the fourth quarter of $30 million, down from a net profit of $11 million in the year-ago quarter, largely the result of inventory revaluation driven by declining crude oil prices. Sales totaled $1.12 billion, down 10% year-over-year (YOY) from $1.24 billion on lower raw material costs and currency effects. Adjusted earnings came to a loss of 48 cents/share, below analysts’ consensus estimate of a 13-cts/share loss....
March 4, 2015
Ineos plans to integrate the Americas business activities of Ineos ABS into Styrolution by the end of 2015. The marketing, sales, customer service, supply chain, procurement, R&D, human resources, and manufacturing functions of the two businesses will be merged, says Ineos....
February 24, 2015
Solvay said today that it is building a new poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) plant in the United States, more than doubling capacity for this high-performance engineering polymer and...
February 16, 2015
Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a member of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has been awarded a major contract from the chemical group Grupa Azoty (Tarnow, Poland) to build...
February 16, 2015
Bayer is planning to reorganize its life science businesses, which include its health-care and crop science businesses, in anticipation of the separation of Bayer MaterialScience...
February 4, 2015
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of high-performance polymers, including polyether ether ketone, today announced its first-quarter interim management statement ahead of its...
January 7, 2015
Shanghai Pret Composites says it plans to acquire Wellman Plastics Recycling (WPR; Johnsonville, SC) for $70.5 million in cash. WPR has two business units—engineering resins and...
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