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Sony entering recycled PC market


August 27, 2014 11:08 am ET

Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp. is getting into a sideline of selling recycled resins.

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Nova expanding PE research center


August 26, 2014 1:36 pm ET

Nova Chemicals Corp. has broken ground on an expansion of its polyethylene research center in Calgary, Alberta.

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Sinopec licenses PP technology to USA, posts half-year results


August 26, 2014 11:46 am ET

China's state-owned petrochemical giant Sinopec Corp. said it is licensing polypropylene polymerization technology to a U.S. plant for the first time in history.

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Japan's DIC planning PPS compounding plant in China


August 25, 2014 1:28 pm ET

Japanese materials firm DIC Corp. plans to open its first polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounding plant in China by the end of 2015.

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China's PVC exports face challenges


August 22, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Despite robust growth in the first half of the year, China's PVC exports now faces new challenges, due to trade barriers and new capacity ramping up in other countries.

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Recycled HDPE prices climbing


August 22, 2014 11:26 am ET

North American selling prices for recycled grades of high density polyethylene resin have increased in recent months because of tight supplies of the material.

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Investment firm specializes in emerging polymer firms in Ohio


August 21, 2014 3:20 pm ET

A plastics market veteran is working with an investment firm and a research foundation to help commercialize polymer technology in the Buckeye State.

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Bayer, SCAC partner on water reuse project


August 21, 2014 12:48 pm ET

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) and Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. (SCAC) have entered into a preliminary agreement for the reuse of waste water from Bayer's polycarbonate production in Shanghai.

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Automakers look under the hood for the next lightweighting opportunities


August 20, 2014 1:06 pm ET

The automotive industry's current favorite target for lightweighting efforts is the powertrain, according to a recent survey.

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ISO publishes international standard for measuring phthalates in toys


August 19, 2014 10:40 am ET

The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an international standard on phthalates used as plasticizers in toys and children's products.

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