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Dow Chemical sees potential for PE growth in packaging


March 30, 2015 1:17 pm ET

The packaging market continues to provide growth for the polyethylene business of Dow Chemical Co. — which is a good thing, since the firm will bring on more than 2 billion pounds of new PE and specialty plastics capacity in 2017.

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TPUs finding applications in drug-delivery applications


March 30, 2015 12:56 pm ET

Lubrizol Corp. is sending its thermoplastic polyurethane products into medical products, foam and film.

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Production begins at Sipchem's new EVA, LDPE plant


March 30, 2015 10:36 am ET

A unit of Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) will start commercial operations at its ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and low density polyethylene plant April 1.

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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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