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Material Insights: Jan. 31, 2011

Published: January 31, 2011 6:00 am ET
Updated: January 31, 2011 12:00 am ET

For the last week of January, senior reporter Frank Esposito has three interesting tales in this episode of Plastics News' Material Insights. Soy meal is key to Ohio-based Biobent Polymers' Panacea bioresin. Industry veteran Barry Rhodes has returned to the industry with Altera Polymers LLC, a new compounding business in Seneca, S.C. Also, Japanese firm Kuraray Co. Ltd. has purchased an 81-acre site in Laporte, Texas, where it plans to build a plant making polyvinyl alcohol resin and related products.

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