Material Insights

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Material Insights: Evonik attempts to replace microbeads

November 24, 2014 11:48 am ET

News on a plant opening, a plant closing and an investor's cease fire with Dow Chemical, this week on Material Insights.


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Material Insights: Dow moving forward with capacity expansions

November 17, 2014 11:31 am ET

Dow has expansions planned in North and South America, Braskem's acquisition gets a regulatory veto and a trans-Atlantic PET deal this week on Material Insights.


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Material Insights: Bioplastics firms get funding, announce projects

November 10, 2014 12:42 pm ET

A number of PLA companies make news this week, plus one of America's smallest polypropylene plants is closing.


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Material Insights: Resin companies expected to be in full force at NPE

November 3, 2014 12:13 pm ET

SPI says material makers will be very present at NPE 2015, several pricing changes for resins and an Italian compounder comes to the United States.


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Material Insights: Firms announce expansions, strong financial results

October 27, 2014 1:07 pm ET

Strong fiscal 2014 financials were announced for one materials firm while two others announce capacity expansions this week on Material Insights.


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Material Insights: Fakuma puts the spotlight on medical and automotive-related materials news

October 20, 2014 10:13 am ET

Editor Don Loepp and senior reporter Frank Esposito break down all the materials-related news from the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany.


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Material Insights: Chinese fiberglass maker close to opening US factory

October 13, 2014 8:12 am ET

Editor Don Loepp reports from the Fakuma trade fair, discussing Citadel's major acquisition, a bankruptcy filing and Jushi Group's plans.


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Materials Insight: Experts talk materials at Global Plastics Summit

October 6, 2014 12:48 pm ET

Rising polyethylene resin prices, and the future of various other markets were the hot topic at the Global Plastics Summit, and one industry leader is stepping down.


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Material Insights: Vladimir Putin helps open Russian PVC plant

September 29, 2014 2:44 pm ET

Plus, we take an in-depth look at several resin pricing changes, along with news from LyondellBasell.


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Material Insights: Spinoffs, expansions for Bayer, DuPont, others

September 22, 2014 2:01 pm ET

DuPont is pressured to do something similar, and several companies announce expansions.


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