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Material Insights: PP production issues, preparing for NPE


January 26, 2015 1:38 pm ET

Production problems in Texas add more complication for polypropylene, Entek has new equipment ready to show compounders at NPE and we take a look ahead at color trends.

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J6 Polymers to buy Stepan unit


January 26, 2015 12:22 pm ET

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Stepan Co. plans to sell its specialty polyurethanes systems business to J6 Polymers LLC in a cash deal.

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UK legislators debate fracking


January 26, 2015 12:19 pm ET

LONDON — An influential group of members of Parliament has called for a moratorium to be imposed on fracking for shale gas as politicians prepared to debate proposed amendments to the Infrastructure Bill.

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Oxo-biodegradable lobby slams 'scaremongering'


January 26, 2015 12:16 pm ET

Single-use plastic carrier bags made from biodegradable material should be exempted from the government’s proposed 5p-a-bag levy in England, supporters of biodegradable plastic said today.

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2014 leaves some resin firms in the black while others struggle


January 23, 2015 2:37 pm ET

On the financial side, 2014 was good for Hexcel Corp., so-so for Celanese Corp. and it could have been better for Omnova Solutions.

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Clariant's ColorForward predicts future consumer trends


January 23, 2015 1:33 pm ET

Clariant International Ltd. is marking a decade of color forecasting with the 10th edition of its ColorForward program.

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The future for PolyOne is colorful


January 23, 2015 1:28 pm ET

PolyOne Corp. is writing four color stories for 2016.

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Mexico's Polymer Solutions looks to grow, expand offerings with name change


January 23, 2015 12:03 pm ET

British biodegradable additives developer Symphony Environmental Technologies plc's Mexico distributor has changed its name from Plásticos Degradables SA de CV to Polymer Solutions SA de CV as part of an ambitious growth program.

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Ineos equipment failure may affect short-term PP supplies


January 21, 2015 4:27 pm ET

A recent equipment failure at a polypropylene resin plant operated by Ineos Group could affect short-term supplies of that material in North America.

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Speaker: Designers, materials firms must collaborate in auto lightweighting


January 21, 2015 2:17 pm ET

With aggressive federal automobile mileage standards now just a decade away, Jeffrey Sternberg is convinced that plastics can play an important role in helping automakers achieve the mandate.

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