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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...
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...
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...
November 21, 2014
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has used its proprietary enzymatic process to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material –a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived...
November 13, 2014
Eastman Chemical has introduced its Eastalite-branded copolyester to Europe, as a sustainable alternative to high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) for opaque rigid medical packaging as a...
October 6, 2014
Albis Plastic (Hamburg) has been awarded distribution rights for Eastman's technical plastics in Turkey, expanding the long-standing partnership between the two companies, Albis says...
July 16, 2014
Celanese will expand its manufacturing facilities at Suzano, Brazil, to include long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) production, the company announced today. The new capacity is...
October 16, 2013
K 2013, the world´s largest plastics exhibition, began today at Düsseldorf with a mood of cautious optimism. The triennial trade show’s current theme is Resource...
August 14, 2013
Toyobo do Brasil, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyobo (Osaka), has decided to build an engineering plastics production plant at the company's Americana, Brazil site, the company...
June 25, 2013
Lanxess and biobased chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) announced today that Lanxess has run a successful, 20-m.t. polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) production campaign using...
May 29, 2013
A. Schulman has reached an agreement to acquire Network Polymers (Akron, OH), an engineered plastics compounding and distribution business, for approximately $50 million—subject...
March 26, 2013
Owens Corning (Toledo, OH), a producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, joined a strategic alliance with BASF and TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, CA) to...
March 27, 2012
TenCate (Amelo, the Netherlands), a leader in thermoplastic composites for applications in the aerospace industry,  says it has reached an agreement to acquire...
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
August 4, 2011
Dow Chemical, previously disclosed as an official partner to the Olympic games, says it will showcase an array of its products at the London Olympic games in the summer of 2012...
April 11, 2011
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it will delay its valeraldehyde plant at its Stenungsund, Sweden facility to 2014. The company announced in 2007 it would build a plant to produce...
March 1, 2011
Dow Chemical says it has created a performance plastics division, comprised of all Dow plastics including solution polyethylene, wire and cable, elastomers, and films and...
January 3, 2011
PolyOne says it has acquired Uniplen Industria de Polimeros (Uniplen), a Sao Paulo, Brazil-based producer of engineered materials and thermoplastics distributor for $21 million....
November 4, 2010
Eastman Chemical says it has entered into a joint venture with thermoplastics manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 (Castiglione Olona, Italy) to produce compounded cellulose diacetate (CDA)...
September 8, 2010
Performance Fibers (Charlotte, NC) says it will double capacity for polyester fiber and fabric at its Kaiping, China facility in order to meet "strong demand" from China and...
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