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China's Zhongtai Chemical calls off large-scale PVC project


September 12, 2014 2:16 pm ET

Accepting the gloomy reality of the PVC market, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd. has officially canceled a 800,000-ton PVC resin project and instead is moving the investment costs into other projects.

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Parx launches production of Saniconcentrates antibacterial polymers


September 12, 2014 11:11 am ET

Parx Plastics has achieved commercial production of its Saniconcentrates-brand line of antibacterial polymers.

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Germany's Lehmann & Voss buys U.S.-based Performance Compounding


September 12, 2014 11:36 am ET

German compounding firm Lehmann & Voss & Co. KG has acquired Performance Compounding LLC for an undisclosed price.

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PolyOne says its TPE won't irritate skin in wearable electronics


September 12, 2014 10:58 am ET

PolyOne Corp.'s GLS thermoplastic elastomers unit says its Versaflex CE 3620 compounds have met all ISO 10993-10:2010 testing requirements with no signs of skin irritation.

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Addivant resumes Trimene production


September 10, 2014 5:29 pm ET

Additives maker Addivant has resumed production of its Trimene Base-brand curing agent for natural and synthetic rubber compounds.

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With help from Coke, Virent boosts production of bio-based paraxylene


September 9, 2014 4:52 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Bioplastics developer Virent is ramping up operations in Madison, Wis., thanks to additional investment from Coca-Cola Co.

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Dow names leaders for plastics businesses


September 8, 2014 3:18 pm ET

Recent changes made by Dow Chemical Co. will affect the leadership ranks of the firm's plastics businesses.

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Compounder China XD steps up overseas expansion


September 8, 2014 2:29 pm ET

Despite its overseas listing on Nasdaq, automotive compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. has been a fairly domestically focused manufacturer. Until now, that is.

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Germany's Ter Plastics acquires Poland-based Polimarky


September 8, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Herne, Germany-based Ter Plastics Polymer Group (part of the Hamburg-based Ter Group) has announced that it has acquired the majority of Poland’s Polimarky Performance Polymers in Rogoznica.

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Akron researcher receives $800,000 for synthetic rubber project


September 5, 2014 1:19 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — The National Science Foundation has awarded $800,000 to University of Akron researcher Judit E. Puskas for her project to create a halogen-free synthetic rubber made from renewable resources.

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