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Plastic waste in Asia seen as potential threat to industry growth


February 9, 2015 3:40 pm ET

Plastics manufacturers in Asia risk seeing their growth slow unless more is done to control the increasing amount of plastics waste, particularly in packaging.

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DuPont rejects activist investor Trian, names turnaround veterans for board


February 5, 2015 12:44 pm ET

A proxy fight is beginning to look like a strong possibility between DuPont Co. and an activist investor after the company rejected all four of the nominees Trian Fund Management LP put forward for its board of directors.

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Materials firms look for stock rebound


January 29, 2015 1:52 pm ET

DuPont Co., A. Schulman Inc. and Rogers Corp. thrived amid the stock market chaos of 2014, but the other 12 publicly held materials firms tracked by Plastics News didn't fare as well.

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DuPont-Chenguang JV to produce fluoroelastomers in China


January 29, 2015 12:30 pm ET

DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Zhonghao Chenguang Chemical Research Institute Co. Ltd. are proceeding with a 50-50 joint venture to serve the fast-growing Chinese fluoroelastomers market.

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Sales, profit fall at DuPont


January 27, 2015 3:13 pm ET

Materials giant DuPont Co. will use almost all of the proceeds from an upcoming spinoff — one that includes its fluoropolymer and titanium dioxide businesses — to fund a massive $4 billion stock buyback.

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Speaker: Designers, materials firms must collaborate in auto lightweighting


January 21, 2015 2:17 pm ET

With aggressive federal automobile mileage standards now just a decade away, Jeffrey Sternberg is convinced that plastics can play an important role in helping automakers achieve the mandate.

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DuPont teaming with EcoStrate on post-consumer carpet recycling


January 20, 2015 2:25 pm ET

DuPont Co. is working with EcoStrate SFS Inc. to create a post-consumer recycling program for carpet made from the company's Sonora renewably sourced, corn-based fiber.

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Investor Trian nominates 4 candidates for DuPont board of directors


January 9, 2015 12:32 pm ET

Activist investor Trian Fund Management LP has raised the stakes in its battle with chemicals and plastics giant DuPont Co. by nominating four candidates for the firm's board of directors.

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End of era for DuPont: Chemical company to sell Neoprene unit


December 10, 2014 11:27 am ET

UPDATED — DuPont Performance Polymers has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Neoprene polychloroprene business to Denka Performance Elastomer LLC, a joint venture between Denka Kagaku Kogyo K.K. and Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

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Materials companies introduce a range of new products at Fakuma


October 22, 2014 11:29 am ET

DuPont Co. led a parade of materials firms with new products at Fakuma 2014.

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