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Reward offered following theft of 500 metric tons of HDPE


February 28, 2014 10:17 am ET

Polymer distributor Biesterfeld Petroplas is offering a reward of up to 50,000 ($85,500) for help in finding 500 metric tons of polyethylene stolen from a warehouse last weekend.

Shale gas may boost PP’s packaging share


November 19, 2013 1:34 pm ET

ATLANTA — The U.S. shale gas boom will result in increased production of polyethylene and polypropylene, once additional cracking capacity comes on line, said Joel Morales, polyolefins director at IHS Chemical in Houston.

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Major plastics projects slated for Appalachia


November 18, 2013 12:55 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Big plans for plastic projects in Appalachia are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week we report details of Shell Chemical's plans to build a petrochemical site near Pittsburgh as well as news that...

Sealed Air sheds rigid medical packaging unit


November 13, 2013 3:23 pm ET

Sealed Air Corp. is exiting the rigid medical packaging market. The firm announced Nov. 13 that it has agreed to sell the business to private equity firm Mason Wells Buyout Fund III LP of Milwaukee, Wis.

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Shale gas expected to bring gains to plastics market


November 11, 2013 1:21 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Expectations of plastics market gains from shale gas are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on expansions by Rextac LLC and Advanced Composites Inc., as well as news that resin distribution ...

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