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New PolyOne Shanghai center to focus on speed-to-market in Asia


April 23, 2014 11:07 am ET

PolyOne Corp. is expanding its operations in China with a new “Innovation Center” in Shanghai. The center will focus on research and development in PolyOne's Specialty Engineered Materials business segment

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Sabic adding Stamax production line in Shanghai


April 23, 2014 6:55 am ET

SHANGHAI — Sabic Innovative Plastics announced April 23 at Chinaplas that it is investing in a production line for Stamax-brand long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene resin at its manufacturing site in Shanghai.

Two Eastman buildings among 10 biggest energy savers in national contest


April 22, 2014 11:35 am ET

Two offices at the headquarters of Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport, Tenn., ranked in the Top 10 for energy efficiency in the latest Energy Star National Building Competition.

DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point


April 21, 2014 1:26 pm ET

DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas trade show opens.

Chinese coal mining company Jinhui launches bioplastic factory


April 21, 2014 10:18 am ET

Chinese coal mining company Shanxi Jinhui Energy Group Co. Ltd. is diversifying into bioplastics, launching production this month on a $35 million, 20,000-metric-ton factory for bio-based polybutylene adipate co-terephthalate.

Taiwan's TSRC expands in Nantong


April 21, 2014 10:08 am ET

Taiwan's TSRC Corp. said April 21 it has opened a 25,000-metric-ton capacity styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer manufacturing facility in Nantong, China, and plans to add a further 30,000-ton SIS plant in Taiwan in 2016.

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'Thermoforming has nearly limitless possibilities'


April 18, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Julie McAlindon of PolyOne Corp. speaks about the future of thermoforming and the integration of Spartech Corp.

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Ascend targets nylon for auto applications, opening propylene monomer unit in Texas


April 18, 2014 10:57 am ET

Materials firm Ascend Performance Materials Inc. is in full operation at its new nylon 6/6 compounding line in Florida and will break ground by the end of the year on a propylene monomer production unit in Texas.

Dutch company launching $100 million PP, PE recycling plant


April 18, 2014 10:42 am ET

Quality Circular Polymers is building a new plastics recycling operation in Geleen, the Netherlands' Chemelot industrial chemical site, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons of polypropylene and polyethylene per year, at full production.

Lumena suspends trading, delays report amid claims of 'misrepresenting' financials


April 18, 2014 10:19 am ET

China Lumena New Materials Corp., which says it has the world's largest manufacturing capacity for polyphenylene sulfide resin, has suspended its stock trading and delayed its annual financial report after being hit with allegations it dramatically overstated sales.

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