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Material Insights: Aug. 30, 2010

August 30, 2010

LyondellBasell Industries, the world's largest polyolefins maker, is ending business relationships in Iran, Sudan and Syria. Plastics News senior reporter Frank Esposito has details on that story, plus information on how increased demand for solar energy has led DuPont Co. to start production on a second line making fluoropolymer resins in Fayetteville, N.C. As well, strong demand has prompted Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. to restart its previously shelved plans to build a hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer plant in Asia.