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GALLATIN, TENN. — Custom injection molder RCTenn LLC will spend $1.3 million to expand in Gallatin, adding equipment, floor space and employees.
WILMINGTON, DEL. — In remote villages in sub-Saharan Africa, medicine can be hard to find, while Coca-Cola is virtually everywhere.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Specialty chemicals and textiles maker Milliken & Co. has filed lawsuits against several Asian competitors, claiming they have infringed on intellectual property for Millad-brand clarifying agents.
BRIGHTON, MICH. — TG Fluid Systems USA Corp. is adding a multilayer single-screw extruder machine to boost production of fuel lines for the North American auto industry.
MINNEAPOLIS — Sustainable chemical maker BioAmber Inc. raised $80 million in an initial public offering of its stock on May 10.
KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Dow Chemical Co. said it will appeal the ruling by a Kansas City federal judge denying Dow's motion to decertify a price-fixing class action and ordering the company to pay $1.2 billion in damages to the plaintiffs.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Ever since it was first separated from graphite in 2004, the possibilities of graphene have proven irresistible to plastics firms looking for composite materials with a greater strength-to-weight ratio (and the advantage of being electrically-conductive) and semiconductor makers looking for a viable alternative to...
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS — LyondellBasell Industries will shut a high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Wesseling, Germany, in the third quarter of 2013. The Rotterdam-based company has closed around 2.5 billion pounds of capacity in Europe in recent years and cut headcount by 30 percent.
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