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Material Insights: Oct. 10, 2011

Published: October 10, 2011 6:00 am ET
Updated: October 10, 2011 12:00 am ET

Materials-related news from the recent Plastimagen trade show in Mexico City is featured in this week's Plastics News Material Insights video. At the event, an official from the Braskem-Idesa joint venture laid out the firm's plans to build a massive polyethylene/ethylene plant in Coatzacoalcos. This week's video also takes a look at growth efforts from materials firms Resirene, Resinas Colores y Compuestos and A. Schulman. Both firms are adding compounding capacity at their Mexican sites, with Schulman transferring a pair of pulverizing lines as well. News of PolyOne's $486 million acquisition of liquid color leader Color Matrix wraps up the episode.

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