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The group reported overall company sales for the first half fell 14% compared with the same period in 2014 to less than $25.3bn (£16.2bn), while profit jumped by a third to more than $2.7bn (£1.7bn).
 
24 July 2015
Sabic's polycarbonate material is being used in road vehicle windows 24 July 2015
Project co-funded by the EU will see trials on Luxus Hycolene grades with IAC tooling and help from Coperion with complex processing 24 July 2015
Americhem has presented its d its next generation of scratch and mar resistant additive masterbatches 24 July 2015
Two-year trials have helped injection moulder develop greener pots for the food sector 24 July 2015
Eastman Chemical Company is helping one of the largest cultural festivals in Europe, Gentse Feesten, improve safety and sustainability with its Tritan copolyester material being used to make beer glasses for the event 21 July 2015
The materials and chemicals group, based in the Swiss town of Ems and which includes polyamide producer EMS-Grivory, suffered a 3% decline to CHF969m (£658m) in net sales compared with the first half of 2014, despite its sales volumes increasing by 8.0% over the period. 15 July 2015
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of PVC compounds and profiles producer Kem One Innovative Vinyls, based in France, by OpenGate Capital Group Europe, the Luxembourg-based offshoot of US private equity group OpenGate Capital.
 
13 July 2015
Braskem buys most of its naphtha from Petrobras and is the largest supplier for the local chemical industry. Since last year, when its latest long-term contract with Petrobras expired, Braskem has been trying to reach an agreement with the oil company over naphtha pricing for a new long-term deal.
 
9 July 2015
EuPC president Michael Kundel said his organisation had set up the Alliance for Polymers for Europe to fight what he called an “unjustified situation” around some recent force majeure decisions.
 
6 July 2015
The compounder said Purell HP 548 N and Purell RP 315 M, were particularly suited for use in medical devices, laboratory and diagnostic applications and pharmaceutical packaging.
 
3 July 2015
Masterbatch producer Gabriel-Chemie has debuted a 20-strong colour masterbatch range for PLA and ABS, 3 July 2015
Silvergate has helped an industrial drum packaging customer increase productivity with its Optiblo masterbatch. 3 July 2015
By selecting the right colours for its market, brand-owners and designers can ensure that a plastic product meets the aesthetic needs of consumers and sells in an increasingly competitive world. 3 July 2015
Design consultancy Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC) has helped a Chinese company to develop a device with ABS to aid foot drop problems when walking.  3 July 2015


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