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Published: 5/17/2019

BASF Starts Up Expanded Compounding Plant in Mexico
At the newly expanded Altamira plant, BASF is producing Ultradur PBT and Ultramid nylon product lines. 

Published: 5/17/2019

Borealis Starts Up U.S. Based Compounding Plant for TPO and Short-Glass Fiber PP Compounds
The Taylorsville, N.C. plant has an initial capacit of 66 million lbs/yr.

Published: 5/15/2019

ExxonMobil Doubles Capacity of Santoprene Thermoplastic Elastomers in Wales
Santoprene TPVs get play in lightweighting  and sustainability of automotive parts and consumer goods. 

Published: 5/10/2019

Evonik Reorganizes its Business; Will Exit PPA Market
Focus of Evonilk’s reorganization is on specialty materials such as nylon 12, transparent nylons, and biopolymers. 

Published: 5/9/2019

DowDuPont to Complete Spin-Off of Companies
Following last month’s spin-off of a ‘new’ Dow, the spin-off of an independent DuPont materials company and the new Corteva agriculture firm will take place June 1.

Published: 5/7/2019

First CFRTP for High-Volume Production Vehicles Now in Use
Teijin’s Sereebo carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic selected by GM for use in select pickup box applications. 

Published: 5/2/2019

Runipsys North America Opens New Sales and Service Center in Ontario
The France-based hot runner manufacturer has partnered with a tool and die maker in Windsor to establish a new sales and service center.

Published: 4/22/2019

Aurora Plastics Acquires Elastocon
Aurora Plastics’ most recent acquisition further broadens its TPE offerings with Elastocon’s industry-recognized soft-touch portfolio. 

Published: 4/18/2019

INEOS Styrolution to Build Production Site for Thermoplastic Composite Stylight
Demand for automotive, electronics and sports industries drives INEOS Styrolution to invest in a dedicated production site for its Stylight composite product line. 

Published: 4/15/2019

Machine Builders Join Forces On Novel ‘Direct-to-Sheet’ Technology
PTi, Farrel Pomini team on sustainable technology platform that combines compounding and sheet extrusion at extremely high filler loadings.