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Resin prices remain unpredictable


April 27, 2015 12:23 pm ET

Oil prices leveled off a bit in March, but North American commodity resin prices remained as unpredictable as ever.

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Dow Chemical bullish about prospect for global polyurethane markets


April 27, 2015 11:17 am ET

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS — Glenn Wright, president of Dow Chemical Co.’s polyurethanes and formulated systems business, revealed that nearly a third of the company’s sales comes from new products, in conversation at UTECH Europe ...

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Wittmann Battenfeld betting on big for future sales


April 24, 2015 12:34 pm ET

Five hundred visitors packed into MacroPower Days, about twice as many as Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH officials initially expected — proof, they said, of interest in large-tonnage injection molding machines.

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PolyOne launches Geon BIO PVC using soy-based materials


April 24, 2015 11:48 am ET

More than a decade of research is paying off for Battelle Memorial Institute in the form of Geon BIO PVC compounds from PolyOne Corp.

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Braskem and Odebrecht reconsidering West Virginia plastics project


April 23, 2015 2:54 pm ET

Brazilian firms Braskem and Odebrecht have confirmed that they are re-evaluating Project Ascent, the major plastics and petrochemicals project they had proposed near Parkersburg, W. Va.

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DuPont center in India gets LEED Certification


April 23, 2015 1:07 pm ET

DuPont Co.'s Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India, was awarded LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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SiVance opens new R&D lab


April 23, 2015 12:07 pm ET

Milliken & Co. unit SiVance LLC has opened a new research and development lab for silicone and silane technologies in Gainesville, Fla.

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Shintech adding ethylene capacity in Louisiana


April 22, 2015 4:11 pm ET

PVC leader Shintech Inc. will spend $1.4 billion on a capacity expansion for plastic feedstock ethylene in Plaquemine, La.

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PTT, Marubeni considering shale-based petrochemical complex in Ohio


April 22, 2015 2:33 pm ET

An Ohio county near West Virginia could be the site of a major shale-based petrochemical complex that would include plastic resin production.

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Obama cites plastics-to-oil firm, meets CEO


April 22, 2015 2:20 pm ET

Plastics-to-oil firm Vadxx Energy LLC was in the Presidential spotlight on March 18.

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