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Latvian plastics recycler Nordic Plast boosts capacity


September 16, 2014 10:15 am ET

Latvian plastics waste recycler Nordic Plast Ltd. has invested more than 2.5 million euros ($3.2 million) to expand capacity and modernize production at its plant in Olaine, Latvia.

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BASF analyzes products based on sustainability potential


September 15, 2014 11:48 am ET

Chemicals giant BASF SE has created a new process for managing its product portfolio based on sustainability criteria.

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Sabic, Chinese Academy of Sciences sign five-year development agreement


September 15, 2014 11:54 am ET

Ties between one of the world's biggest oil producers and one of its biggest consumers grew tighter Sept. 12 with the announcement of a five-year agreement between petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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China's Zhongtai Chemical calls off large-scale PVC project


September 12, 2014 2:16 pm ET

Accepting the gloomy reality of the PVC market, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd. has officially canceled a 800,000-ton PVC resin project and instead is moving the investment costs into other projects.

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Parx launches production of Saniconcentrates antibacterial polymers


September 12, 2014 11:11 am ET

Parx Plastics has achieved commercial production of its Saniconcentrates-brand line of antibacterial polymers.

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Germany's Lehmann & Voss buys U.S.-based Performance Compounding


September 12, 2014 11:36 am ET

German compounding firm Lehmann & Voss & Co. KG has acquired Performance Compounding LLC for an undisclosed price.

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PolyOne says its TPE won't irritate skin in wearable electronics


September 12, 2014 10:58 am ET

PolyOne Corp.'s GLS thermoplastic elastomers unit says its Versaflex CE 3620 compounds have met all ISO 10993-10:2010 testing requirements with no signs of skin irritation.

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Addivant resumes Trimene production


September 10, 2014 5:29 pm ET

Additives maker Addivant has resumed production of its Trimene Base-brand curing agent for natural and synthetic rubber compounds.

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With help from Coke, Virent boosts production of bio-based paraxylene


September 9, 2014 4:52 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Bioplastics developer Virent is ramping up operations in Madison, Wis., thanks to additional investment from Coca-Cola Co.

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Dow names leaders for plastics businesses


September 8, 2014 3:18 pm ET

Recent changes made by Dow Chemical Co. will affect the leadership ranks of the firm's plastics businesses.

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