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BASF expands additives application centre

German chemicals producer BASF has completed the expansion of a Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) application centre for plastics additives at its existing...

NPE 2018 – Polyone barrier technology strengthens portfolio

US-based provider of specialised polymer materials Polyone has presented barrier additives that are designed to increase sustainability, shelf-life and provide design freedom and light-weighting...

NPE 2018 – Clariant prioritises packaging in North America

Clariant has prioritised packaging as one of its four key plastics applications for the North American market. Says Deepak Parikh, president of the North American...

NPE 2018 – Vertellus gives PET an upgrade

A chain extender additive has been unveiled by US-based Vertellus that claims to upgrade recycled polyesters such as PET for use in a variety...

Clariant shows growth in first quarter 2018

Specialty chemicals group Clariant, has reported a seven per cent rise in first quarter sales to CHF 1.7 billion ($1.8bn) from CHF 1.6bn (US$1.6bn)...

Clariant makes progress with China strategy

Speciality chemicals company Clariant has confirmed that it is making good progress with the implementation of its China strategy, which was originally launched in...

Riverdale adds colourful automation to US facility

US-based Riverdale Global, a liquid colour management technology supplier, is nearing the completion of what it calls the first fully automated plant for manufacturing...

PolyOne to start TPE production in Pune

Specialised polymer producer PolyOne is to start production of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) this summer at its facility in Pune, India. The plant currently produces colour...

PolyOne gets green light for colourant acquisition

Specialised polymer provider PolyOne has announced the acquisition of Spain-based IQAP Masterbatch Group, a privately owned speciality colourants and additives maker with an established...

Arsenal Capital concentrates on two colourful deals

Industrial and healthcare company-focused private equity house Arsenal Capital Partners has completed two plastics deals, acquiring materials firms Carolina Color Corporation and Breen Color Concentrates,...