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Materials Insights: Several materials firms announce expansion projects
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Kraiburg, Solvay, Ascend and A. Schulman all discussed expansion projects during the Fakuma trade show, and an official discusses the impact of new resin capacity in the Appalachian region at the...
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10-23-2017
Former Nypro CEO Jones launches Westfall Technik
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Newly formed holding firm Westfall Technik Inc. of Las Vegas acquired Fairway Injection Molds Inc. and Integrity Mold Inc. in separate Oct. 18 transactions. Terms were not disclosed. Together,...
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10-23-2017
Plastek uses old lessons to create new safety caps
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Chicago — Pete Piscopo has been around the plastics caps and closures business long enough to know that what's old can become new again. And a modern take on a classic closure design...
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10-23-2017
A. Schulman adding capacity at multiple sites
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Materials maker A. Schulman Inc. is boosting production capacity throughout Europe and the Middle East. Earlier this month, Fairlawn, Ohio-based Schulman opened a...
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10-23-2017
Chicago private-equity firm to sell Fuller Brush
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Once upon a time, Fuller Brush Co. was a household name in household supplies. Your grandma bought her wet mop from "Fuller Brush Men," the company's army of charismatic door-to-door salesmen. But ...
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10-23-2017
Kraiburg adding TPE production in Germany and Malaysia
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Materials maker Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co. KG is having a busy 2017, adding a new production line in Germany later this year and another one in Malaysia by mid-...
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10-23-2017
BIR: China plastic scrap imports could 'nosedive'
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China's imports of plastics recycling scrap are likely to "nosedive" to less than half of normal levels next year in the wake of Beijing's strict ban on overseas waste materials, according to the...
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10-23-2017
Ascend boosting production of nylon 6/6 resins, feedstocks
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Ascend Performance Materials LLC plans to add capacity for multiple products, including nylon 6/6 resins. Houston-based Ascend first will add capacity for...
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10-23-2017
Solvay adds specialty grades, Mexican compounding line
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Solvay SA has launched several new specialty resin grades and added a compounding line in Mexico. The Brussels-based materials maker was spotlighting two grades of ...
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10-23-2017
VEM to open mold making plant in Bulgaria
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Mold maker VEM Tooling Ltd. is opening a new factory in Bulgaria in a joint venture with German injection molder Mecalit GmbH Kunststoffverarbeitung and is planning additional investments in India ...
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10-20-2017
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Annual volumes of 300,000-500,000 pounds.

Current Pricing
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    29-May-17 229 239 234
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    09-Nov-15 215 225 220
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    24-Mar-14 273 283 278
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    03-Jun-13 248 258 253
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    20-Aug-12 237 247 242
    05-Mar-12 245 255 250
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    09-May-11 265 275 270
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    28-Jun-10 240 250 245
    26-Apr-10 232 242 237
    25-Jan-10 224 234 229
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    02-Feb-09 209 219 214
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    08-Dec-08 219 229 224
    01-Sep-08 234 244 239
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    20-Aug-07 219 229 224
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    04-Dec-06 213 223 218
    29-May-06 223 233 228
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    31-Oct-05 233 243 238
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    30-Aug-04 216 226 221
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    29-Apr-02 182 192 187
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    02-Aug-99 197 207 202
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