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Covestro stock launch reconfigured due to market jitters

Bayer said this morning that it expected Covestro, the former MaterialScience division of the chemical group, to be able to raise around 1.5 billion euros instead of 2.5 billion euros initially planned when it becomes a publicly traded share because of stock market uncertainty.

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Sabic agrees ‘closed loop’ collaboration

Four million plastic bags made with 50% recycled material will be used to package polymer resin, as a result of a new 'closed-loop' collaboration led by global petrochemical company Sabic.

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Hungry mealworms may be the future of EPS recycling

Outlawed in some U.S. cities as unrecyclable waste and controversial almost everywhere, the plastic foam carryout food container could become a new part of the mealworm's diet -- and solve a major garbage problem in the process.

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Next generation of pouch closures

Silgan Holdings Inc. is working on tomorrow's pouch closures, and closures marketing manager A.J. Miller said the segment is growing broadly.

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Food packaging to reach 38.2 million tonnes in 202

German research group Ceresana has produced a report on the European food packaging market, stating that it expects food packaging to reach a volume of 38.2 million tonnes in 2022.

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BASF aims for at least 3.9% sales growth in coming years

BASF boss Dr Kurt Bock said the chemicals giant aimed to post sales increases in excess of 3.9% in the coming years and wanted to grow pre-tax earnings "well above" this figure in the same period.

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The China Blog

When China meets America

While China's domestic manufacturing activity drops to a six-year low, Chinese firms are beefing up their overseas investment, including in North America.

Dell honored for use of post-consumer recycled plastics

The Green Electronics Council has named computer giant Dell Inc. as the winner of the inaugural 2015 Catalyst Award for its commitment to using 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic for some new products.

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Shakeout looming in China’s mold-making industry

A shakeout is looming in the Chinese mold-making industry, as a roiling economy and customer's increased demand for high-quality molds wrings out overcapacity.

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MAPP report: Most US processors are hiring

Almost everyone responding to the Manufacturers Association for Plastic Processors 2015 wage and salary report expects their company will be hiring in the next 12 months.

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