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Konrady Plastics expanding in Indiana
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Konrady Plastics is gearing up to go after new business beyond sheet, rod and tube distribution by beefing up its precision part production capacity and technical capability. The privately owned...
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09-26-2016
Plastics help renovate a high profile project house for HGTV in Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Mich. — The 1920s bungalow renovated by cable television’s HGTV for its 2016 Urban Oasis Giveaway greets visitors with all the charm of the Craftsman era: a big porch with...
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09-26-2016
Experts weigh impact of oil on resin pricing
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Chicago — Oil prices are eventually heading north again. And when oil increases, so does resin pricing. Chris Gick, manager of industry and market dynamics with polyethylene maker Nova...
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09-26-2016
AAT to make Plexiglas in China under Evonik license
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Mooloolaba, Australia-based AAT (Advanced Aquarium Technologies) will produce Plexiglas acrylic glass in China under Evonik’s license. The Plexiglas blocks will be exclusively incorporated...
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09-26-2016
Super Brush expands in Massachussetts
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Super Brush LLC recently celebrated the completion of a $3 million investment and expansion of its manufacturing plant in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, Mass. The company added 10,000...
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09-26-2016
A. Schulman takes long view after tough time
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There are basically two roads forward for the Fairlawn, Ohio-based plastic compound maker A. Schulman Inc., according to analysts who follow the company. One is likely long and leads to an...
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09-26-2016
Takata interiors unit being sold to Piston Group, sources say
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Piston Group, the auto supplier owned by former NBA star Vinnie Johnson, is expected to acquire Takata Corp.'s interiors subsidiary, Irvin Automotive Inc., sources familiar with the transaction...
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09-26-2016
Nolato buying Treff AG
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Swedish injection molder Nolato AB is acquiring Treff AG, a Swiss medical device manufacturer, the companies announced Sept. 26. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first week of...
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09-26-2016
Lanxess boosts additives business with Chemtura acquisition
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Lanxess AG will nearly triple the size of its additives business with the $2.7 billion takeover of U.S.-based flame retardants and lubricant additives group Chemtura Corp. “With this...
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09-26-2016
Making a profit from the UK's new polymer bills
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The United Kingdom's new polymer-based bank note may say it's worth 5 pounds, but collectors have been paying well over that amount to get their hands on some of the first ones in circulation. One ...
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09-23-2016
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Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Our analysts provide insight into shale gas-related market impact, including resin prices, resin production and exports.  The report also examines proposed shale-related projects in North America, key acquisitions and the ongoing debate over fracking in North America.

Charts detail North American polyethylene capacity, historic natural gas production, shale reserves and a map of key shale formations in North America.

The report also offers perspectives from industry thought leaders and includes profiles of 7 leading suppliers, assessing their growth strategies and business activity. Profiled companies include:

  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • ExxonMobil Corp.
  • Formosa Plastics Corp USA
  • Nova Chemicals Inc.
  • Shell Chemicals LP
  • Westlake Chemical Corp.
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