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Reorganization set for Romania's Oltchim following failed sale attempt


February 13, 2015 9:33 am ET

Yet another attempt by the government of Romania to privatize the insolvent national PVC producer Oltchim SA has failed after none of four potential buyers submitted a firm bid by the deadline.

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China's Zhongding buying German auto supplier Wegu


February 10, 2015 4:21 pm ET

In its latest overseas acquisition, China's Zhongding Sealing Parts Co. Ltd. is buying 100 percent of shares in German injection molder Wegu Holding GmbH for 95 million euros ($107.4 million) in cash to help it enter the supply chain for premium...

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Haidlmair buys majority of toolmaker Tesan Mould, expands to North America


February 10, 2015 10:31 am ET

Austria-based Haidlmair GmbH of has set up a North American manufacturing base by purchasing a majority stake in Canadian mold-maker Tesan Mould Inc. in Concord, Ontario.

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IMCD expands additives partnership in Europe with Dow


February 10, 2015 9:29 am ET

Rotterdam, The Netherlands-based IMCD NV is expanding its partnership with Dow Chemical Co. for its plastic additives in key European countries.

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Hosokawa Alpine buys Anton Kolb


February 9, 2015 2:23 pm ET

Hosokawa Alpine AG, the German maker of blown film machinery, has acquired Anton Kolb Maschinenbau GmbH, which manufactures downstream products such as takeoff units, winders, unwind stations and other equipment for flat film and blown film.

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Sumitomo to open plant in Moldova


February 6, 2015 11:59 am ET

Japanese cable manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Industries Inc. has unveiled plans to set up a new production facility in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, creating between 1,000 and 2,500 new jobs at the plant, the country's government said in a...

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Study: TPEs gaining in popularity


February 6, 2015 10:44 am ET

Germany-based research group Ceresana says thermoplastic elastomers are increasingly replacing other plastic materials.

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Sanner of America moves to Kentucky


February 5, 2015 3:23 pm ET

Sanner of America Inc. is relocating its U.S. offices from Marlton, N.J., to Hebron, Ky., a decision that could lead to “production capacities.”

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Styrolution launches SBC pilot plant


February 5, 2015 9:44 am ET

Styrolution Group GmbH, the Germany-headquartered supplier of styrenics, has recently launched a pilot styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) plant in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Haidlmair buys majority of toolmaker Tesan Mould, expands to North America


February 4, 2015 1:53 pm ET

Austria-based Haidlmair GmbH of has set up a North American manufacturing base by purchasing a majority stake in Canadian mold-maker Tesan Mould Inc. in Concord, Ontario.

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