The global plastics industry reshapes

The trajectory of global chemical companies continues to shift, affecting the landscape of plastics supply along the way.

The latest news comes from DuPont, which like most major producers has been pivoting away from commodity chemicals and toward specialties. Many big moves in plastics have already taken place: Dow's divestitures of styrenics, DSM's decisions to sell many major product lines several years ago, and GE's sale of its legacy plastics business to SABIC, for example.

Late last week, DuPont said it "advanced its transformation to a higher growth, higher value company as its Board of Directors authorized management to execute a full separation of its Performance Chemicals segment, which includes the Titanium Technologies and Chemicals & Fluoroproducts businesses."

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