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Emerald adds plasticizer capacity; environmental group asks for Solvay site investigation


August 12, 2013 2:52 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Another plasticizer expansion for Emerald Performance Materials is featured in this week's Material Insights video.

Oxford Polymers adds twin-screw compounding line


July 10, 2013 1:45 pm ET

Engineering polymer compounder Oxford Industries of Connecticut Inc. dba as Oxford Polymers, is spending about $500,000 to expand capacity with the addition of a new twin-screw extruder.

A. Schulman buying Network Polymers, planning more restructuring actions overseas


May 28, 2013 8:38 am ET

FAIRLAWN, OHIO -- Materials maker A. Schulman Inc. has continued a busy 2013 by agreeing to acquire engineered resin compounder and distributor Network Polymers Inc. for around $50 million.

PlastiComp adds long-fiber thermoplastic compounding line


April 23, 2013 12:01 pm ET

WINONA, MINN. — Composite materials maker PlastiComp LLC has installed a new long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) compounding line at its headquarters site in Winona, increasing the plant’s annual capacity by 5 million pounds.

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Spurred by health care reforms, Chinese medical PVC compounder expands


April 22, 2013 11:15 am ET

SHENZHEN, CHINA — Chinese medical-grade PVC compounder Hopefinder Polymer Science & Technology Co. Ltd. is spending at least 100 million Chinese yuan ($16.2 million) on a new factory in Jiangsu province to meet rapidly growing demand, in part...

Axiall developing alternatives for phthalates and heavy metals in PVC compounds


April 18, 2013 11:27 am ET

NEW ORLEANS — Axiall Corp. has developed PVC compounds that swap phthalates and heavy metals for organic alternatives, and give builders controversy-free PVC products that could help them meet environmental and health and safety requirements.

Catching up on awards, VIP visits and a new blog


April 17, 2013 11:04 am ET

Let's catch up on some bloggable news today from Pereles Bros. Inc., Paragon Films Inc., Chroma Corp., Plastics Group of America and Uponor Inc.Pereles Bros., a Milwaukee-based injection molder, gets a shout for winning a Central City Business Award from The Business Journal, a weekly newspaper in my favorite Midwest city. Pereles was honored in...

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Kuraray building PVOH plant; PolyOne opens Middle East JV


April 15, 2013 3:39 pm ET

A shale gas-related expansion from Kuraray America and PolyOne's move into Saudi Arabia are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also, A. Schulman releases financial results for the first half of its fiscal year and Sabic is working with ...

Tubing maker Natvar follows medical-device firms to Costa Rica


April 12, 2013 3:05 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Medical extruder Natvar, a division of Tekni-Plex Inc., is expanding operations into Costa Rica, beginning in June. Over the next 18 months, Natvar expects to invest $4 million in a new 40,000-square-foot facility that will mirror the equipment, tooling and compounds of its plants in the United States, Europe and Asia, said Bob...

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