News - 14 Nov 2002
Rohm and Haas have signed a definitive agreement to purchase the global plastics additives business of the Japanese firm, Kureha Chemical Industry Co for $65.5 million. The deal is expected to close...
News - 5 Nov 2002
Luggage manufacturer Samsonite have just sold their engineered plastics division for an undisclosed sum to Aegis Strategic Investment Corp.
The engineered plastics division manufactures injection...
News - 5 Nov 2002
Composites manufacturer Maax have just finalised their acquisition of Aker Plastics. The transaction will cost Maax US$78 million.
Aker plastics are America’s third largest manufacturer of...
News - 14 Oct 2002
Today, the Solo Cup Company began construction of its new facility on the site that accommodated US Steels’, South Works, in Chicago.
The $100 million manufacturing facility will allow Solo...
News - 7 Oct 2002
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining launched its new Plastics and Rubber Division during Interplas 2002. This new division will provide a strong focus within the newly formed Institute for...
News - 5 Oct 2002
Bayer has just announced plans to sell its subsidiary Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH, located in Germany to a group of financial investors advised by Advent International. The sale is worth 215 million...
News - 3 Oct 2002
The Bemis Company have today completed their acquisition of Walki Films, a business division of UPM-Kymmene. The transaction was worth approximately $68.5 million.
Walki manufactures vacuum and...
News - 27 Sep 2002
Siemens has completed the sale of several of its business activities to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. The total purchase price for the businesses was 1.69 billion Euros.
The sale comprised...
News - 24 Sep 2002
In November BASF will transfer ownership of its European small business activities regarding technical and Styrol plastics. The transfers will affect businesses in Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy,...
News - 9 Sep 2002
Two senior scientists at DuPont have unveiled an environmentally friendly process for converting hydrocarbons to fluorocarbons , generating water as the only by-product.
The process can be used to...