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Material Insights: Feb. 7, 2011

February 7, 2011

For his first report in February, PN senior reporter Frank Esposito looks at Italian nylon resin and fiber maker Aquafil SpA new nylon compounding sites in Georgia and China; looming troubles for firms Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP, which was fined $400,000 for alleged emissions violations and Shintech Inc., which is under investigation for allegations of dumping unsafe water; and Dow and PolyOne's reports of increases sales for 2010.