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Dow Chemical to merge chlorine operations with Olin


March 27, 2015 12:43 pm ET

Dow Chemical Co. is combining a large part of its chlorine value chain with specialty chemicals and ammunition maker Olin Corp. to create a global materials firm with annual sales of almost $7 billion.

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Eastman Chemical expanding Tritan co-polyester capacity


March 27, 2015 10:00 am ET

Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan-brand co-polyester business continues to grow, with 35 million pounds of capacity added late last year and a second plant on the horizon.

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PolyOne's Patterson focused on keeping the momentum going


March 27, 2015 9:30 am ET

New PolyOne CEO Robert Patterson sees a lot of good things when he looks at his company, which ranks as North America's largest compounder and concentrate maker.

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Improvements to Radici's nylon line takes it into more applications


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Radici Group, the Italian-headquartered materials firm, outlined the benefits of its Radilon and Radistrong nylon products at NPE 2015.

Sun Plastech, Plastics Color Corp. note major milestones at NPE


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Sun Plastech Inc. and Plastics Color Corp. — two well-known materials firms — are marking anniversaries at NPE 2015.

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Techmer PM planning new compounding plant


March 26, 2015 3:30 pm ET

As crowds gathered around their 3-D-printed Shelby Cobra sports car, Techmer PM officials revealed that the firm will open a new materials plant in the Aston, Pa., area.

Indian compounder Welset expands in PVC, masterbatches


March 26, 2015 6:00 am ET

Indian compounder Welset Plast Extrusions Ltd. (Booth S20059) is spending 60 crore rupees ($975,000) to expand capacity in PVC materials for the medical market and general masterbatch compounds, to keep up with market growth.

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RheTech adding extrusion line


March 26, 2015 9:16 am ET

John Levinson, President of RheTech Inc., which was recently acquired by Swedish rubber compounder Hexpol AB, was positive about the partnership when speaking at Booth S15119 at NPE.

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Sabic adding more Ultem capacity


March 26, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Sabic Innovative Plastics will add more than 700 million pounds of material production capacity in the next five years — including a 30 percent capacity increase into their much-desired Ultem-brand polyetherimide resin.

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DuPont exec: Still lots of lightweighting needed in the auto industry


March 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

In that role, Jeffrey Sternberg is responsible for bringing the breadth of DuPont advanced materials — as well as renewably sourced materials and fuels — to the auto industry as it continues to develop low emission, fuel efficient...

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