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April 27, 2016Ferro swung to a first-quarter net loss of $9.97 million, compared with a profit of $11.0 million in the year-ago quarter, due to a loss from discontinued operations. Income from...
April 7, 2016Clariant says that it has started up additional capacity for phosphate esters (P-esters) at its Gendorf, Germany, plant. The new plant adds to existing capacity for P-esters at...
March 28, 2016Additives and compuonds maker Americhem (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) has acquired Vi-Chem (Grand Rapids, MI), a maker of thermoplatic elastomers and polyinvyl chlorides mostly aimed at the...
March 14, 2016A. Schulman on Monday cut its fiscal 2016 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.40–2.45/share, from $2.80–2.85/share, because of continuing product quality issues, lower volumes...
March 11, 2016The need to reduce weight to cut fuel consumption or lower carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions is a major factor in the growth of composite materials based on carbon fibers. Major...
February 28, 2016Axiall Corp. has signed an agreement to sell certain assets of its compound additives business, known as Solucor, as well as its Canadian manufacturing facility at Bradford, ON, to...
February 24, 2016Elekeiroz (Várzea Paulista, Brazil) and Nexoleum (Cotia, Brazil) have formed a joint venture that will produce, sell, and distribute so-called green plasticizers obtained from...
February 22, 2016Polymers Solutions Group (PSG; Rome, GA), which is owned by private equity firm Arsenal Capital, has acquired Flow Polymers (Cleveland), a maker of custom dispersions and homogenizing...
February 18, 2016Fluor says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract from BASF for the revamp of an alcohol and plasticizers facility in Pasadena, TX. The company has also won a construction management contract from Sunoco Logistics for a portion of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project....
February 11, 2016Clariant says that construction has begun on a previously announced masterbatches plant at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The project is a joint venture between Clariant and Rowad National...