AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

Electronics

Evonik to Sell its Methacrylates Business to Advent International

The $3.4 billion deal includes the former Cyro acrylates business.
#Elastomers

Construction

Chroma Color Acquires Polymer Concentrates

Chroma Further expands its manufacturing footprint along with its suite of colorant and additive technologies.
#color

Commodity Resins

One Rock Acquires Nexeo's Plastics Distribution Business

New York City based investment firm buys a leading global plastics distributor.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Engineering Resins

Evonik's Investment in Nylon 12 to Boost Production Over 50%

Start up of new nylon 12 plant slated for 2021.

Construction

SABIC Takes Majority Share in Carbon Nanotube Business for Energy Storage Applications

Company confirms it is also examining this proprietary multi-wall technology in various materials and applications. 
#nanocomposites

Automotive

U.S. Plastics Industry Expands in 2017, Outpacing Manufacturing in General

U.S. employment in plastics and plastics industry shipments both expanded in 2017, rising 2.4% and 6.9%, respectively.

Automotive

Self-Driving Shuttle Built on Giant 3D Printer

LM Industries builds eight-person shuttle vehicle on 40-ft printer.

Automotive

Chinaplas Looks Within & Without China to Further Growth

China’s plastics industry and its largest trade show are increasingly looking inland within the country and to Southeast Asia outside the country for future growth. U.S-China trade remained strong in 2018 despite disputes.

Engineering Resins

Ineos Styrolution to Build ASA Plant in Texas

Company boosts ASA/ABS capacity in North America overall.

Automotive

General Polymers Adds A.Schulman's Compounds to its Arsenal

The new distribution agreement includes A. Schulman’s broad and ever-expanding product portfolio.
#polyolefins