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RheTech to commercialize hemp fibers to replace glass in PP


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

RheTech Inc. plan to commercialize its first hemp fiber compounds in January.

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Market growing, but compounders say customers remain 'cautious'


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

Everywhere they've looked, North American compounders and concentrate makers have seen numbers on the rise in 2014.

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Americhem beats weather woes at start of 2014 for good fiscal year


November 26, 2014 9:45 am ET

Gains from the automotive and construction markets provided a strong fiscal 2014 for Americhem Inc.

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Dow reaches agreement with Third Point


November 21, 2014 9:11 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. has reached an agreement with the investment firm that has been trying to force the company to sell off some assets.

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Ineos making its UK shale play


November 21, 2014 9:29 am ET

Chemical giant Ineos Group AG is planning to be the biggest player in the United Kingdom's shale gas industry.

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Total to buy majority stake in Polyblend


November 20, 2014 10:04 am ET

French oil and gas giant Total SA will buy a 68 percent stake in Germany's Polyblend GmbH, a subsidiary of Polymer-Chemie GmbH.

Chase Plastics building new Indiana distribution center


November 18, 2014 11:13 am ET

Resin distributor Chase Plastics will invest $5.4 million to build a new distribution center in South Bend, Ind.

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Dow Corning opens European health care center


November 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

Dow Corning Corp. has opened an expanded health care application center at its European headquarters in Seneffe, Belgium.

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Bayer flame-retardant PC blends keep evolving


November 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) introduced a further development on the back of the 3000 flame-retardant polycarbonate blends it introduced in 2005.

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A. Schulman closing Ohio color concentrates and additives plant


November 17, 2014 9:48 am ET

A. Schulman Inc. is closing a color concentrates and additives plant in Ohio that it acquired earlier this year from Ferro Corp.

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