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PP, PVC resin prices dip in October


October 31, 2013 4:52 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — North American prices for polypropylene and suspension PVC resins each dropped in October as seasonal demand declined.

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K 2013 edition: Dow Chemical debuts a new material at K


October 21, 2013 7:21 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — A new material debut from Dow Chemical Co. is featured in this week's Material Insights video from K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Also this week, we report on a new plant opening and new sustainability goals, as well as...

Metabolix focusing on PVC


October 18, 2013 2:31 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Cambridge, Mass.-based bioplastics firm Metabolix Inc. (Hall 8B/D38) has developed a new range of bio-based polymeric modifiers for PVC compounds.

Chinese firm to construct Uzbek PVC complex for Navoiyazot


October 4, 2013 2:19 pm ET

BEIJING — The China National Chemical Engineering Group Corp. (CNCEC) has won the contract to construct a new 350 million euro ($476 million) PVC complex at the site of the Uzbekistan chemical company Navoiyazot.

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DAK Americas to close down North Carolina PET resin plant


June 24, 2013 2:16 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — DAK Americas LLC's decision to close its PET resin plant in Wilmington, N.C., is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week we feature news that Shintech Inc. plans to add almost 700 million pounds of PVC...

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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...

First PolyChem moves PVC, other resins into Mideast, N. Africa


May 6, 2013 1:07 pm ET

HOUSTON — Materials supplier First PolyChem LLC is helping meet the growing resin needs of North Africa and the Middle East through its relationships with resin makers around the world.

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