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EPA fines RI polymer company


August 29, 2014 1:20 pm ET

A Rhode Island polymer manufacturer has reached a $60,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating federal clean air standards and Rhode Island state law.

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Chinese compounders seek market shares, often at the expense of margins


August 29, 2014 10:02 am ET

China's largest compounder, Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co. Ltd., as well as its more automotive-focused counterparts Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd. and China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. all posted continued sales growth for the first half of 2014. Profit...

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PP prices rise 5 cents


August 28, 2014 3:59 pm ET

After a one-month break, volatility has returned to the North American polypropylene resin market, with prices increasing by an average of 5 cents per pound since Aug. 1.

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DuPont fined for 2010 chemicals release


August 28, 2014 1:37 pm ET

DuPont Co. has been fined almost $1.3 million for the release of several chemicals — including plastics feedstock phosgene — at its plant in Belle, W. Va.

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LyondellBasell to build feedstock plant on Gulf Coast


August 28, 2014 11:05 am ET

LyondellBasell Industries will build a world scale propylene oxide plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast with a capacity of 900,000 metric tons per year.

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Bayer seeing success in project to replace petroleum with C02


August 28, 2014 10:18 am ET

Bayer MaterialScience says its research into the potential of using carbon dioxide as a raw material already is paying off in studies showing that C02 can reduce the amount of petroleum used to make plastics.

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Sony entering recycled PC market


August 27, 2014 11:08 am ET

Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp. is getting into a sideline of selling recycled resins.

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Nova expanding PE research center


August 26, 2014 1:36 pm ET

Nova Chemicals Corp. has broken ground on an expansion of its polyethylene research center in Calgary, Alberta.

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Sinopec licenses PP technology to USA, posts half-year results


August 26, 2014 11:46 am ET

China's state-owned petrochemical giant Sinopec Corp. said it is licensing polypropylene polymerization technology to a U.S. plant for the first time in history.

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Japan's DIC planning PPS compounding plant in China


August 25, 2014 1:28 pm ET

Japanese materials firm DIC Corp. plans to open its first polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounding plant in China by the end of 2015.

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