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Corbion Purac collaboration taking bioplastics into even more uses


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Corbion Purac NV's collaboration with Taiwan-headquartered compounder Supla Co. Ltd. and Taiwan electronics producer Kuender & Co. is paying dividends, with the debut of what it claims is the world's first bioplastic touch screen computer housing at ...

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Momentive gearing up for some timely LSR sales


October 17, 2014 10:58 am ET

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has plenty of time for customers at Fakuma — thanks to colorful new watchbands made with the firm's fiber-reinforced liquid silicone rubber.

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Evonik sees clear growth opportunities with new Plexiglas Resist resin


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Evonik Industries AG presented a new specialty molding compound during Fakuma in Friedrichshafen with which it plans to exploit the growing demand for automotive glazing.

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Teknor adding second UK production line


October 17, 2014 9:25 am ET

Teknor Apex Co. will add a second thermoplastic elastomer production line at its United Kingdom plant by the end of 2015 to meet growing demand.

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PolyOne denies report it's bidding for Klöckner Pentaplast


October 16, 2014 11:44 am ET

UPDATED — Compounding leader PolyOne Corp. is denying a report that it bid as much as $2 billion for film and sheet major Klöckner Pentaplast Group.

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Metabolix closing Germany operations


October 16, 2014 2:28 pm ET

Bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. will end business operations in Germany at the end of 2014, according to documents the company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Turkey's Epsan increases compounding capacity


October 16, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bursa, Turkey-based Epsan Plastik San. Tic. AS, a compounder that specializes in high-performance nylon, is increasing its capacity with a new compounding line.

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Dow seeking new ruling on fine


October 16, 2014 6:58 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. has asked the 10th Circuit Appeals Court in Denver to think again about its decision to reject Dow's appeal against a $1.1 billion fine for price fixing.

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Toray opens cogeneration system in RI


October 15, 2014 1:28 pm ET

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is now operating a second cogeneration system at the company's campus in Rhode Island.

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A. Schulman announces PPS deal


October 15, 2014 12:29 pm ET

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY — Materials maker A. Schulman Inc. announced a specialty compounding deal during Fakuma.

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