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Resin distributors anticipate wave of new capacity will continue


November 14, 2014 11:25 am ET

North American resin distributors are having another good year in 2014 — and industry executives are confident they can keep that run going into 2015 as well.

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Chevron Phillips adding PAO capacity


November 13, 2014 3:26 pm ET

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. plans to add more than 20 million pounds of capacity for low-viscosity polyalphaolefin (PAO) fluids at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas.

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Dow Chemical moving ahead with plastics expansion plans


November 13, 2014 9:30 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. is moving ahead with plans to add plastics capacity in North and South America, and is advancing other strategic options as well.

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Brazil regulator vetoes Braskem purchase of Solvay Indupa


November 12, 2014 5:16 pm ET

Brazil's anti-trust regulatory body, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), has vetoed Braskem SA's purchase of Solvay Indupa SAIC.

Polymer Technology, Eurostar reach deal on compounds


November 12, 2014 5:07 pm ET

Starflam-brand flame-retardant nylon compounds have returned to the North American market, thanks to a deal between two materials firms — one in Tennessee and one in Paris.

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Supreme Court hears arguments in healthcare case from W.Va. PET plant


November 11, 2014 3:08 pm ET

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 10 on whether a West Virginia-based polyester resin plant should continue to honor a previous agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) union to offer healthcare benefits indefinitely to union...

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Speaker: Shale oil, gas has transformed the plastics industry


November 11, 2014 4:42 pm ET

Shale oil and gas is fundamentally changing how America looks at and consumes energy these days, and that transformation includes a plastics business that's riding the wave of business opportunities unlocked by these resources.

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Toyota Tsusho investing in Turkey, India


November 11, 2014 4:33 pm ET

Japanese materials trader and supplier Toyota Tsusho Corp. is expanding into Turkey and India, buying a 25 percent stake in a Turkish plastics distribution firm and setting up a compounding plant in India in a joint venture with Japan's Nippon...

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Styrolution closing Swedish PS plant


November 11, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Styrolution, the Germany-headquartered supplier of styrenics, said it planned to shut down its 80 kiloton polystyrene production facility in Trelleborg, Sweden, by the end of this year.

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Global market for advanced printing materials


November 10, 2014 1:15 pm ET

Global market for advanced printing materials

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