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A. Schulman reports growth in sales and profit


October 22, 2014 7:58 pm ET

UPDATED — Executives with materials maker A. Schulman Inc. have to be smiling after seeing full results for the firm's 2014 fiscal year.

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PolyOne takes on LED lighting


October 22, 2014 4:23 pm ET

PolyOne Corp. is making inroads into LED lighting applications with its Therma-Tech-brand material technology.

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Bergen International adds manufacturing space, extrusion line


October 22, 2014 3:42 pm ET

Chemical foaming agent manufacturer Bergen International LLC recently doubled its manufacturing capacity, added an extrusion line and laboratory space with the opening of a new 45,000-square-foot facility in Elgin, Ill.

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DuPont materials taking more ground in auto, medical, electronics


October 22, 2014 2:41 pm ET

Materials made by DuPont Co. are making inroads with products ranging from auto coolant pipes to circuit breakers to surgical devices.

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Celanese buys conductive polymer supplier


October 21, 2014 4:31 pm ET

Materials firm Celanese Corp. has acquired most of the assets of conductive polymers maker Cool Polymers Inc. for an undisclosed price.

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BASF targets coffee and automotive connoisseurs with new resin grades


October 21, 2014 2:07 pm ET

BASF SE is using polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is normally used to manufacture high-end electronics, in a food consumer packaging product.

Materials firm realigns business divisions


October 20, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Trinseo S.A., formerly known as Styron L.L.C., is realigning its business divisions, creating two new business groups — Performance Materials and Basic Plastics and Feedstocks, and changing roles for some top executives.

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Corbion Purac collaboration taking bioplastics into even more uses


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Corbion Purac NV's collaboration with Taiwan-headquartered compounder Supla Co. Ltd. and Taiwan electronics producer Kuender & Co. is paying dividends, with the debut of what it claims is the world's first bioplastic touch screen computer housing at ...

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Momentive gearing up for some timely LSR sales


October 17, 2014 10:58 am ET

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has plenty of time for customers at Fakuma — thanks to colorful new watchbands made with the firm's fiber-reinforced liquid silicone rubber.

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Evonik sees clear growth opportunities with new Plexiglas Resist resin


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Evonik Industries AG presented a new specialty molding compound during Fakuma in Friedrichshafen with which it plans to exploit the growing demand for automotive glazing.

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