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SnapPower kickstarts next product launch in less than an hour


March 31, 2015 12:10 pm ET

A screwdriver and 13 seconds. That's all you need to install the SnapPower Charger — another product by inventor Jeremy Smith that elevates the humble electrical outlet cover plate to high-tech innovation.

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Sabic adding more Ultem capacity


March 26, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Sabic Innovative Plastics will add more than 700 million pounds of material production capacity in the next five years — including a 30 percent capacity increase into their much-desired Ultem-brand polyetherimide resin.

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Evonik invests in nanophotonics specialist Nanocomp Oy


February 3, 2015 10:27 am ET

German chemical company Evonik Industries AG has announced that it has invested in Finnish nanophotonics company Nanocomp Oy Ltd. and now holds a minority share in the company. The investment was made as part of an investment syndicate with Finnvera ...

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Poor plastic coating prompts cable recall


August 29, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has ordered a major recall of 2,485 miles of electrical cabling due to poor-quality plastic insulation coating.

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Mexichem buys HDPE pipe extruder Dura-Line Corp.


August 18, 2014 2:05 pm ET

UPDATED — PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV said Monday it has agreed to buy Dura-Line Corp., a prominent manufacturer of high density polyethylene conduit, duct and pressure pipe for telecommunications and data...

Injection molder adds product, machine


July 1, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Preformed Line Products Co. recently added a two-platen 720 ton Engel duo injection molding machine equipped with an Engel viper 60 robot to form a new system to produce parts for the energy market at its Rogers, Ark., facility.

Composite electric lines to replace aluminum conductor and steel lines


June 2, 2014 3:48 pm ET

Celanese Corp. and wire and cable producer Southwire Co. LLC have developed overhead electric transmission lines made from thermoplastic composites, to replace the traditional aluminum conductor and steel-reinforced lines.

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