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PolyOne closing 2 plants in Brazil


July 16, 2014 12:40 pm ET

Materials maker PolyOne Corp. is closing two of its four Brazilian plants in order to streamline operations and improve its financial performance in the region.

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Chevron Phillips, Equistar declare force majeure limits on polyethylene


July 15, 2014 4:46 pm ET

UPDATED — Polyethylene makers Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Equistar have declared force majeure production limits on that material after incidents at their Texas plants — including a July 7 fire that injured two workers at a Chevron ...

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M&G wins latest ruling in PET resin tussle with Invista


July 15, 2014 3:40 pm ET

The PET resin patent war rumbles on between M&G Group and Invista.

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China XD refutes fraud allegations


July 14, 2014 5:44 pm ET

Automotive compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. today fought back against an earlier report which has questioned its financial reports.

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Shanghai 3F, Solvay announce JV plant


July 11, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Shanghai 3F New Materials Co. Ltd. and Solvay SA have formed a joint venture new fluoromonomer TFE and PTFE polymers production plant in Changshu, China.

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Kureha launches China PVDF plant


July 11, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Kureha Corp.'s first polyvinylidene fluoride plant outside of Japan has started production.

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Gingo's second act at A. Schulman came with challenges


July 11, 2014 11:58 am ET

Things were far from smooth when Joseph Gingo took the top job at A. Schulman Inc. in Fairlawn, Ohio. Almost seven years later, he's leaving Schulman in much better shape than it was when he came aboard on Jan. 1, 2008.

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Osterman rebranding to focus on its value-added services


July 11, 2014 11:49 am ET

Resin distributor Osterman & Co. Inc. has a full growth agenda for 2014, including major volume gains, new sales hires and a corporate rebranding.

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BASF, Alpek swap business units as they change JV agreement


July 10, 2014 3:44 pm ET

Alpek SAB de CV, the petrochemicals arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa Group, has signed an agreement with German giant BASF SE that changes the complexion of their 50-50 Polioles SA de CV joint venture in Mexico.

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Domo Chemicals buys Italian BOPA and PET film specialist


July 9, 2014 9:43 am ET

Belgian nylon producer Domo Chemicals has boosted its integrated product portfolio with the purchase of Italian specialty films maker CFP Flexible Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

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