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Salvage firm Salvex seeks buyer for PS plant


July 26, 2013 3:06 pm ET

HOUSTON — Salvage firm Salvex is seeking a buyer for a polystyrene pilot plant formerly operated by Solvay SA in Deer Park, Texas.

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PolyOne to close six acquired Spartech plants


July 22, 2013 1:15 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — PolyOne's decision to close six of the plants it acquired from Spartech is featured in this week's Material Insights video. We also report Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc.'s opening of a biofeedstocks plant in Indonesia, as well...

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Slideshow: Everyday products become ocean pollution in China


July 17, 2013 12:58 pm ET

There are many sources of plastics pollution at China's Bei Hai Silver Beach. In this Plastics News audio slideshow, Steve Toloken, PN's Guangzhou, China-based Asia bureau chief, details the growing concern over everyday plastics products creating...

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PS resin prices rise, PVC prices fall in May


June 10, 2013 1:00 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Different price directions for North American polystyrene and PVC are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report another downstream move by materials maker RTP Co., as well as news that China's...

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N. American PS prices fall 3 cents in April


May 13, 2013 12:29 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — An April price drop for solid polystyrene resin in North America is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report a big PVC merger in Europe, as well as news of a new player in the plastic additives...

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Lower demand, feedstock costs drive down PS prices in April


May 9, 2013 2:37 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Lower feedstock costs and waning demand led North American solid polystyrene resin prices to tick down an average of 3 cents per pound in April.

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