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China's largest compounder sees 32 percent drop in profit


April 22, 2015 1:22 pm ET

Despite double-digit sales growth, Kingfa Science & Technology Co. Ltd. saw its annual profit decline by more than 30 percent in 2014.

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Cytec investing $10 million in new capacity in France


April 22, 2015 12:49 pm ET

U.S.-based composites maker Cytec Industries Inc. is opening a new kitting facility based in Toulouse, France, next to its existing process materials site.

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EuMBC joins those questioning recent force majeure declarations


April 21, 2015 10:55 am ET

The European Compounders and Masterbatchers Association (EuMBC) has joined the growing clamor over the number of force majeure cases in Europe since the turn of the year.

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Kazakhstan's Neftekhim invests nearly $15 million in PP production


April 21, 2015 10:46 am ET

Kazakh petrochemicals group Neftekhim Ltd. has invested around 14 million euros ($14.9 million) to upgrade the polypropylene production operation at its complex at Pavlodar, Kazakhstan.

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US engineering plastics demand


April 20, 2015 2:29 pm ET

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Ford moving forward in carbon fiber for 'high volume' use


April 17, 2015 10:21 am ET

Ford Motor Co. has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the lightweight material.

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Force majeure declared at six European sites since mid-March


April 17, 2015 1:10 pm ET

At least six European resin makers have declared force majeure on polyethylene, polypropylene and related products since mid-March, leading to higher resin prices throughout the region.

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Executives step down from Star Thermoplastics


April 17, 2015 12:56 pm ET

Executives Randall Fortin and Larry Johnson no longer are with materials firm Star Thermoplastics Alloys & Rubbers Inc.

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Zoltek expanding CF capacity in Europe


April 17, 2015 10:12 am ET

Leading carbon fiber group Zoltek Corp. has signed a strategic agreement with the Hungarian government to expand its operation in northern Hungary, already the largest carbon fiber plant in the world.

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Hanwha Azdel adds capacity in Lynchburg


April 16, 2015 2:01 pm ET

Composite maker Hanwha Azdel Inc. will add space and a new production line at its Lynchburg, Va., production facility, the company announced April 16.

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