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PolyOne buys some assets of Accella Performance Materials for $49 million


December 1, 2014 9:13 am ET

PolyOne Corp. said it has acquired specialty assets from Accella Performance Materials, a manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations, for $49 million.

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Gualdoni steps down as Styrolution CEO


December 1, 2014 11:32 am ET

Roberto Gualdoni, who has led Styrolution GmbH since it was established in 2011, is stepping down from that role, the Frankfurt, Germany-based firm announced Dec. 1. He will be replaced, effective Jan. 1, by Kevin McQuade, who has been a member of...

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Plastics deal makes Hanwha Korea's largest petrochemical firm


December 1, 2014 4:47 pm ET

South Korea's resin sector has undergone a shake-up, following Seoul-based Hanwha Group's Nov. 26 announcement that it's buying plastics and chemicals assets from Samsung Group and becoming the country's largest petrochemicals maker.

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Hexpol acquires Portage Precision Polymers


December 1, 2014 12:35 pm ET

STOCKHOLM — Hexpol AB has acquired the business of Portage Precision Polymers Inc. from founder Doug Hartley and his family.

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Resin market has consolidated as it matured


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

The classic quantity vs. quality debate has played out in the ranks of North American resin makers in the last 25 years.

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'Evolution, not revolution' on the horizon for A. Schulman


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bernard Rzepka's schedule for his first year as CEO of compounding leader A. Schulman Inc. does not include reinventing the wheel.

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Penn Color plans $10 million expansion


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

Penn Color Inc. will break ground late next year on a 100,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing site in Hatfield, Pa.

New liquid colorants for PET packaging released


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

PolyOne Corp. has launched a line of new liquid colorants for PET packaging in personal care and cosmetic products.

RheTech to commercialize hemp fibers to replace glass in PP


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

RheTech Inc. plan to commercialize its first hemp fiber compounds in January.

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Market growing, but compounders say customers remain 'cautious'


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

Everywhere they've looked, North American compounders and concentrate makers have seen numbers on the rise in 2014.

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