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Material Insights: Feb. 22, 2011

Published: February 22, 2011 6:00 am ET
Updated: February 22, 2011 12:00 am ET

Plastics News senior reporter Frank Esposito explains unseasonable PET resin prices in this week's episode: It turns out that the fabrics in your closet are affecting the price of PET bottles in your refrigerator. Also, BMC and SMC manufacturer IDI Composites has acquired Canada-based thermoset compounds producer Jet Moulding Compounds. And Bayer AG has started a pilot plant in Leverkusen, Germany, that uses waste carbon dioxide gas to make polyurethane.

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