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Material Insights: Sept. 19, 2011

Published: September 19, 2011 6:00 am ET
Updated: September 19, 2011 12:00 am ET

Phillips Sumika's plans to close a PP resin plant in Texas are featured in this week's Plastics News' Material Insights video. Senior Reporter Frank Esposito reports the closing will mark the first time in more than two years that North America's PP capacity has been reduced. On a more positive note, this week's video also includes news of a $50 million expansion of Huntsman's epoxy resin plant in Alabama. A deal for European PE markets between Brazilian resin leader Braskem and compounder FKuR wraps up the episode.

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