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Material Insights: Aug. 9, 2010

Published: August 9, 2010 6:00 am ET
Updated: August 9, 2010 12:00 am ET

In this week's episode of Material Insights,Plastics News senior reporter Frank Esposito reports that Dow Chemical Co. is embarking on a global polyolefin elastomers expansion that will increase annual capacity for those materials by 550 million pounds. For the second time this year, a major resin maker has filed a federal complaint against railroad giant CSX Transportation Inc. Also in this edition of the program, PN takes a look at F&D Plastics Inc., which has been in overdrive so far in 2010, buying four new twin-screw extrusion lines and adding five members to its staff.

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