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Lanxess launches new compounding plant in Brazil aimed at auto market


April 11, 2014 12:32 pm ET

Lanxess AG has officially opened its auto-oriented thermoplastics compounding plant in Porto Feliz, Brazil.

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BASF's new products for Chinaplas will focus on R&D for the region


April 10, 2014 3:14 pm ET

The plastics industry in China is growing at a faster rate than its gross domestic product, and BASF SE officials believe there is growing consumer demand for sustainable products.

US, European investors begin a broader look at Asia beyond China


April 10, 2014 3:01 pm ET

Interest in Southeast Asia as a global manufacturing alternative to China is growing, as multinational companies look for a safety valve to China's rising costs.

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3-D printer maker Stratasys buys compounder for material expertise


April 10, 2014 2:08 pm ET

Fresh off its purchase of two additive manufacturing service providers, 3-D printing equipment maker Stratasys Ltd. has purchased a plastics materials specialist: Interfacial Solutions LLC of River Falls, Wis.

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PVC prices rise 3 cents, PET drops a penny


April 10, 2014 1:56 pm ET

North American prices for PVC and PET resins traveled in different directions in March, with PVC rising by an average of 3 cents per pound and PET sliding by a penny.

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Plastic components featured in new solar-powered plane project


April 10, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Bayer MaterialScience AG and Solvay Group are supplying plastic materials for the new Solar Impulse ultralight plane in preparation for the first fuel-free around-the-world flight.

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Borealis increasing XLPE capacity


April 9, 2014 2:17 pm ET

Polyolefins producer Borealis AG is planning to increase capacity for cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) compounds at its Stenungsund facility in Sweden.

Shale-gas boom should spark growth in Ohio's industrial base


April 9, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Northeast Ohio, and especially its business community, needs to be thinking and talking more about how the region's broad industrial base can capitalize on the shale-gas boom.

Global plastics additives market predicted to grow 4.9 percent annually


April 9, 2014 1:36 pm ET

The global plastics additives market is forecast to generate revenues of nearly $58 billion by 2020, fuelled by the demand for non-toxic ingredients, according to a new report.

Roscom begins production of non-phthalate compounds


April 8, 2014 4:43 pm ET

PVC compounder Roscom Inc. began production of compounds using non-phthalate plasticizers earlier this year.

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