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Material Insights: Jan. 31, 2011

January 31, 2011

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.