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Formosa to be compensated for Vietnam riot


July 28, 2014 1:44 pm ET

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group will receive $2.39 million from the Vietnamese government and insurance companies for damages suffered during the anti-China protests there in May, according to news reports.

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Ukraine's Group DF may be forced to sell Crimea-based additives plant


July 28, 2014 10:12 am ET

Group DF, the industrial business of Ukrainian tycoon Dmitry Firtash, may be forced to sell off Eastern Europe's biggest producer of titanium oxide, Crimea Titan, following the Russian annexation of Crimea.

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DuPont resins help take Nike golf balls 'Fore!'ward


July 25, 2014 1:07 pm ET

It may be difficult to imagine just how much science, not to mention rubber and plastic components, go into a golf ball. But global giant DuPont Co. believes that it has found the holy grail of golf balls with a new product comprised of ionomer...

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Bioplastics maker wins government funding


July 25, 2014 12:13 pm ET

Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has won $1.6 million in funding from the government-sponsored Western Innovation Initiative (WINN).

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Report: biodegradeable plastics use in Europe to grow 12 percent


July 25, 2014 10:25 am ET

The biodegradable plastics market in Europe is forecast to witness 12 percent compound growth during 2014-19, according to TechSci Research's “Europe Biodegradable Plastics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019” report.

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Prices trending up for some recycled resins


July 24, 2014 1:27 pm ET

Plastics News is correcting prices for recycled grades of several commodity resins on this week's resin pricing chart.

Meredian merging with Danimer Scientific


July 24, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Bioplastics maker Meredian Inc. is merging with its sister firm, Danimer Scientific LLC.

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US Bioplastics receives funding to bring Gatoresin to the market


July 24, 2014 1:44 pm ET

Materials maker U.S. Bioplastics is hoping its Gatoresin product will take a bite out of the bioplastics market, thanks to funding from a state agency in Florida.

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BASF posts growth in second quarter


July 24, 2014 11:08 am ET

German chemical giant, BASF SE, has announced a 1 percent growth in sales for the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, reporting sales of 18.5 billion euros ($24.9 billion).

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DuPont quarterly sales drop, income rises


July 23, 2014 12:46 pm ET

DuPont Co.'s sales and net income experienced slight changes for the second quarter 2014, as operating earnings dropped to $1.17 per share in the second quarter, down from $1.28 per share in 2013.

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