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Material Insights: Dec. 20, 2010

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

In this Christmas Week edition of Plastics News' Material Insights, senior reporter Frank Esposito examines three interesting compounding items. Mexichem SAB de CV is spending $300 million to buy compounder AlphaGary Corp. from Rockwood Holdings Inc. Ferco Color has opened a new compounding plant less than a mile away from its color concentrate facility in Ontario, Calif. And Houston compounder-recycler Birch Plastics has moved into a larger factory.

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