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$4 billion PE project for North Dakota


October 14, 2014 2:05 pm ET

North Dakota's largest-ever private investment — $4 billion — is being aimed squarely at the plastics industry, polyethylene in particular.

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Styrolution is clear about the need for more resin supply production flexibility


October 14, 2014 12:44 pm ET

Styrolution GmbH has added production capacity at plants in the U.S. and Germany and is promoting the merits of its transparent styrenic resins.

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Taiwanese bioplastics maker gets cash infusion


October 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

A cash injection of more than $10 million from a new owner has Taiwanese bioplastics firm Green Miracle Technology Co. Ltd. planning for a new compounding factory, after opening molding and extrusion plants in mainland China this year.

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China's Jushi to decide on US plant


October 13, 2014 3:04 pm ET

After two years of deliberations, Chinese fiberglass manufacturer Jushi Group Co. Ltd. is one step closer to opening a new factory on foreign soil.

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Citadel Plastics buying The Composites Group


October 13, 2014 8:06 am ET

Citadel Plastics Inc. is growing again, this time acquiring thermoset compounder and molder The Composites Group for an undisclosed price.

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Lightweighting continues as the top theme for the auto industry


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

Polypropylene materials from Borealis AS are offering lighter weight and sustainability in the auto market.

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Braskem, Odebrecht expect to finalize site for Ascent JV soon


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

The Ascent joint venture will be making a final decision on a proposed polyethylene and feedstock plants for West Virginia by the end of 2015.

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Housing market stirs PVC potential


October 10, 2014 12:59 pm ET

North American PVC makers should continue to benefit from a stronger housing sector, while global polystyrene growth will improve somewhat in a still struggling market.

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Rextac offering PP users an upstream investment opportunity


October 10, 2014 12:50 pm ET

Polypropylene processors will be able to make an upstream investment in resin by buying equity in Rextac LLC, a materials firm based in Odessa, Texas.

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Nylon, PC, ABS could hit overcapacity


October 10, 2014 12:24 pm ET

Overcapacity might eclipse solid global growth for nylon, polycarbonate and ABS resins for the next five years.

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