Material Insights: Aug. 22, 2011

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High and linear low density polyethylene -- as well as PVC -- enjoyed sales gains in the United States and Canada during the first half of 2011, but sales for LDPE and polypropylene struggled. That's just a portion of what's in store in this week's edition of Plastics News' Material Insights. Senior reporter Frank Esposito discusses Chroma Corp.'s move to more than double the size of its color innovation and development lab at its headquarters. He also reports on Oak Tree Consulting LLC's work on a pair of new compounding plants in India.