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Polypropylene prices rise, while PE and PS fall


February 26, 2015 4:01 pm ET

North American prices for polyethylene and polystyrene resins continued to fall in February, while regional prices for polypropylene showed a surprising increase.

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Price and sustainability both key to success for carpet recycler


February 26, 2015 1:28 pm ET

DALLAS — A green message will get you in the door, but ultimately that sustainability message has to be backed up with quality at the right price.

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3i to sell specialty chemicals company Azelis to Apax Partners


February 26, 2015 11:36 am ET

Azelis Holding SA, the specialty chemicals distributor, is being sold by its private equity owners 3i Group plc to another private investment outfit, Apax Partners LP, for an undisclosed sum.

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Medical compounder adding two extrusion lines


February 25, 2015 3:49 pm ET

Compounding Solutions LLC plans to add two new co-rotating twin-screw extruders this year to raise its capacity and provide more flexibility.

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Solvay building PEEK unit in Georgia


February 24, 2015 8:36 am ET

Solvay SA is building a polyether etherketone resin plant in Augusta, Ga. The unit will be the company's second PEEK plant — the Brussels, Belgium-based chemicals company opened a plant in Panoli, India, in 2008.

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Polymer Points: Commodity resin prices start the year on a downward slide


February 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

The downward pricing pressure of late 2014 carried into the first month of 2015 for most North American commodity resins.

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DeFalco retiring after 17 years as Ampacet executive


February 20, 2015 2:36 pm ET

It’s a major understatement to say that Ampacet Corp. grew under the leadership of Robert DeFalco.

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Coke making progress with plant-based PET


February 20, 2015 2:12 pm ET

ATLANTA — With 1.9 billion servings per day, Coca-Cola Co. relies on a number of ways to deliver beverages around the world: fountain dispensers, glass and metal, for sure. But there is no material that the company calls on more than PET.

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Omnova works out a deal with Barington Capital


February 20, 2015 10:25 am ET

Omnova Solutions has reached a truce in its battle with activist investor Barington Capital Group LP.

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Speaker: Take advantage while resin pricing is in your favor


February 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

Plastics processors can benefit by locking in fixed prices via options and futures.

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