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Published: 8/8/2017

New Materials Acquisitions and Development Collaborations
Both Celanese and Radici’s Itema have completed deals that expand their material offerings in engineering thermoplastics and composites, respectively.

Published: 7/20/2017

General Polymers Further Expands its Thermoplastic Materials Portfolio
The less than a year-old company has expanded its geographic reach as well.

Published: 7/19/2017

ChevronPhillips to Start Up Two New PE Units; Braskem to Build Large PP Plant
Some of the expected new PE capacity is coming on stream, while plans for what will be the largest PP unit in the Americas are underway.

Published: 7/19/2017

Trinseo Expands into Soft-Touch Polymers Through Acquisition
Italy's API has a broad portfolio including TPEs, TPUs, EVA-based compounds, two component PU, as well as bioplastics.

Published: 6/23/2017

Reports: U.S. Plastics Equipment Shipments Continue to Slip; Germany Forecasts Growth
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the first quarter were 7.5% lower year over year, marking three straight quarters of contraction for the North American plastics machinery sector.

Published: 6/8/2017

Aurora Plastics Acquires Canada's Reinier Plastics
U.S. PVC compounder expands custom PVC compounding capabilities via acquisition.

Published: 6/8/2017

Borealis to Build Dedicated Auto PP Compounding Plant
Company looks to secure position as a local supplier to automotive OEMs and Tier partners.

Published: 5/31/2017

AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS: New Thermoplastic Solutions Redefine ‘Performance’ from All Angles
Lightweighting and resistance to heat, chemicals and weathering drive developments in thermoplastics for interiors, exteriors, underhood, powertrain and chassis.

Published: 5/30/2017

Giant Electric Presses Are Key To Productivity Gains at Subaru
Car builder reaps cycle-time improvements and other benefits with large electric presses.

Published: 4/25/2017

High-Tech Blow Molding At Agri-Industrial Plastics
This family-owned custom molder stands out in its use of advanced computer and automation tools to claim a niche in large, complex, and multi-layer parts.