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BASF is increasing its global production capacity for Neopor® (expandable polystyrene containing graphite) by a total of 40,000 metric tons per year. Adjustments in the plants at the two production sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Ulsan, Korea, will take place through the fourth quarter of 2018. At the Ulsan site…

Braskem, the largest thermoplastic polyolefins producer in the Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Spheripol process technology at its Neal production plant, located in the city of Kenova, West Virginia. Braskem's Neal production facility sits on a 100-acre site along…

Superior Graphite has developed a new product line specifically for the Polymer market.  In plastics, graphite is used as an additive mainly for improving tribological and conductive characteristics. FormulaPT™ product line includes synthetic and natural graphite powders in non-purified and thermally purified forms, calcined petroleum coke, and our unique Resilient…

Universal Plastics Group has acquired the assets of custom thermoformer W. Kintz Plastics, based in Albany, New York. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Jay Kumar, President of Universal Plastics Group, stated, “W. Kintz Plastics’ 40-year history of expertise in high quality thermoformed parts and focus on excellent customer…

Solvay today unveils the project of its future headquarters, reflecting its transformation into a global leader in advanced materials and specialty chemicals. Solvay has selected the project proposed by the consortium consisting of Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Belgian firms MODULO Architects and VK Engineering.Their design will unite…

Kraton Corporation , a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces a general price increase of  200 USD/MT for all Kraton HSBC polymers. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect…

Celanese Corporation, a global specialty materials company, will increase list and off-list selling prices for the following acetyl intermediate product. The price increase below is for orders shipped and will be effective immediately, or as contracts otherwise allow, and is incremental to any previously announced increases. Product        Europe(EUR/MT)…

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials, will exhibit at the 2018 Global Petroleum Show (GPS) in June and showcase innovative materials for static and dynamic high-temperature and high-pressure (HTHP) applications. GPS is North America’s leading energy event, where oil and gas professionals convene…

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the inauguration of a EUR 15 million investment project in mtm plastics GmbH. Based in Niedergebra, Germany, mtm plastics GmbH is regarded as a technology leader in the recycling of mixed post-consumer plastic…

The Chemours Company , a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, today announced a 10 percent price increase for all Methylamines, Dimethylformamide (DMF), Dimethylacetamide (DMAc) and Dimethyl Sulfate (DMS) products sold in North America.  The price increase is effective July 1, 2018…

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