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New Hexcel plant will supply carbon fiber for Airbus A350 XWB


September 30, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hexcel Corp. is investing $250 million on a new carbon fiber plant in France, with part of the production going into the future Airbus SAS A350 XWB.

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LyondellBasell CEO Gallogly to retire


September 30, 2014 3:00 pm ET

James Gallogly, CEO of Houston-based polyolefins producer LyondellBasell Industries NV, on Sept. 29 announced plans to retire in 2015.

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Asahi Kasei breaks ground on Alabama compounding plant


September 29, 2014 5:39 pm ET

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America will be able to solve two problems at once with a new compounding plant in Athens, Ala.

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DuPont shifting Teflon production in China


September 29, 2014 2:35 pm ET

DuPont Co. will spend more than $15 million to improve its fluoropolymer product offerings in China.

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Sale of PVC maker Oltchim still in limbo


September 29, 2014 10:25 am ET

Fresh attempts to privatize insolvent Romanian PVC producer Oltchim SA have met with new obstacles as the European Union questioned the Romanian government's handling of the sell-off process.

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LyondellBasell considering another ethylene expansion


September 25, 2014 1:30 pm ET

Materials giant LyondellBasell Industries — with three ethylene expansions already on the board — is contemplating a fourth.

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PE, PVC prices rise, PS on the decline


September 24, 2014 4:16 pm ET

North American commodity resin prices bounced around in September, with regional polyethylene and PVC prices increasing while prices for solid polystyrene in the region declined.

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RusVinyl launches production, bringing new PVC capacity to Russia


September 24, 2014 12:15 pm ET

Russia has taken a major new step towards satisfying its rising domestic PVC demand with the long-awaited launch of the RusVinyl PVC plant at Kstovo in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

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PolyOne opens new plant in India


September 23, 2014 3:11 pm ET

North American compounding leader PolyOne Corp. has opened a new plant in Pune, India.

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Foster building medical polymers plant


September 19, 2014 1:39 pm ET

Foster Delivery Science is investing $8 million in a new plant in Putnam, Conn., for production of medical polymer blends, as well as rods, film or fiber based on those materials.

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