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Material Insights: Sept. 20, 2010

Published: September 20, 2010 6:00 am ET
Updated: September 20, 2010 12:00 am ET

Plastics News senior reporter Franks Esposito has some kernels of materials wisdom fresh off the cob in this week's episode of Material Insights. Teknor Apex Co. has purchased the Sarlink-brand thermoplastic vulcanizate business from Royal DSM NV for an undisclosed price. Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. is merging with Momentive Performance Materials Inc. to create a specialty chemicals company with annual sales of $7.5 billion. Plus, biocomposites developer MCG Bio Composites LLC has struck a toll compounding deal with MGP Ingredients Inc. under which MGP will produce biocomposites using corn cobs as a primary biomass filler for MCG.

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