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Clariant's ColorForward predicts future consumer trends


January 23, 2015 1:33 pm ET

Clariant International Ltd. is marking a decade of color forecasting with the 10th edition of its ColorForward program.

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The future for PolyOne is colorful


January 23, 2015 1:28 pm ET

PolyOne Corp. is writing four color stories for 2016.

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Mexico's Polymer Solutions looks to grow, expand offerings with name change


January 23, 2015 12:03 pm ET

British biodegradable additives developer Symphony Environmental Technologies plc's Mexico distributor has changed its name from Plásticos Degradables SA de CV to Polymer Solutions SA de CV as part of an ambitious growth program.

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Drop in oil leads to resin pricing plunge


January 22, 2015 3:16 pm ET

In most Decembers, resin makers try to focus on the holidays and on spending time with their families. This improves their mental well-being and also takes their minds off of the fact that their markets usually get clobbered on the pricing front in...

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Ineos equipment failure may affect short-term PP supplies


January 21, 2015 4:27 pm ET

A recent equipment failure at a polypropylene resin plant operated by Ineos Group could affect short-term supplies of that material in North America.

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Speaker: Designers, materials firms must collaborate in auto lightweighting


January 21, 2015 2:17 pm ET

With aggressive federal automobile mileage standards now just a decade away, Jeffrey Sternberg is convinced that plastics can play an important role in helping automakers achieve the mandate.

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DuPont teaming with EcoStrate on post-consumer carpet recycling


January 20, 2015 2:25 pm ET

DuPont Co. is working with EcoStrate SFS Inc. to create a post-consumer recycling program for carpet made from the company's Sonora renewably sourced, corn-based fiber.

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Analyst: Cancellation of Qatar project will 'change the global supply' for PET


January 20, 2015 11:08 am ET

Royal Dutch Shell plc and Qatar Petroleum's (QP) cancellation of its $6.5 billion Qatari petrochemical project Al-Karaana, will “significantly change the global supply and demand balances” for [PET] resins used in bottling, an analyst...

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Braskem invests $19 million to meet Brazil’s LLDPE demand


January 19, 2015 3:56 pm ET

SÃO PAULO — Braskem SA recently concluded a nearly $19 million-investment in Brazil that should allow it to meet the entire country’s demand for linear low density polyethylene.

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US biocompatible materials demand


January 19, 2015 1:26 pm ET

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