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German chemicals firm BASF is launching a project to increase its production of Neopor, an expandable polystyrene that contains graphite, by 40,000 MT, a press release announced Friday.

German building materials maker Knauf is buying American building products maker USG in an approximately $7 billion deal.

Stakeholders are getting closer to building a facility to recycle PS foam building insulation containing flame retardants.

Amar Hanspal, who left Autodesk after being denied the CEO spot, has emerged as CEO of a Silicon Valley startup, AutoLab AI, Inc. The company has already raised $113 million with three investors and is planning for a total of $200 million for this round.

Strong global growth prospects, rising exports, increased manufacturing, balanced inventories, healthy demand, and sufficient, inexpensive shale gas combined suggest positive growth this year for the U.S. chemical industry.

ACC and its members commend Administrator Pruitt for taking action to make sure that the Risk Management Program continues to deliver solid results when it comes to regulating safety at chemical facilities.

Dow Polyurethanes announces the opening of a new Systems House in the Maharashtra state in India, further expanding its already strong network of more than 20 sites for production, development and technical service

Findings from the Q2 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index, released today, show four straight quarters with more than 90 percent of contractors concerned over labor shortages.

Starting with its own base of $8 million in annual sales, Atlas Engineered Products for new home construction isn’t shy about stating its goal: $50 million in annual sales in 5 years.  That equates to an annual growth rate of nearly 45%.

Universal Forest Products, Inc. today announced that one of its subsidiaries has purchased the operating assets of North American Container Corp. (NACC), a Marietta, Ga.-based manufacturer of structural packaging products