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Braskem invests $19 million to meet Brazil’s LLDPE demand


January 19, 2015 3:56 pm ET

SÃO PAULO — Braskem SA recently concluded a nearly $19 million-investment in Brazil that should allow it to meet the entire country’s demand for linear low density polyethylene.

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Research collaboration leads to a presidential visit for Techmer PM


January 16, 2015 11:43 am ET

Techmer PM learned the value of collaboration when itswork with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory led to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visiting the firm's manufacturing plant in Clinton, Tenn.

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Italian compounder Sirmax setting up U.S. production in Indiana


January 15, 2015 5:26 pm ET

Italian plastics compounder Sirmax SpA will set up a U.S. operation to supply automotive and appliance markets.

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PP falls 10 cents, PVC drops by 3


January 15, 2015 10:24 am ET

North American polypropylene resin prices ended 2014 with a double-digit drop in December — and regional PVC prices for the month fell as well.

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Poland's PCC Rokita and Thailand IRPC join forces to target Asia growth


January 14, 2015 11:34 am ET

Polish chemical company PCC Rokita and Thailand's IRPC Polyols have set up a joint venture agreement for the sale of polyols and polyurethane systems.

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Indorama adds to PET production in Turkey with Polyplex Europa deal


January 13, 2015 10:59 am ET

Thailand's Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL) has announced it has reached an agreement with Polyplex Europa Polyester Film San ve Ticaret. A.Ş., Turkey to fully acquire the new PET resin plant in Istanbul, Turkey, with a planned capacity of 228,000...

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Obama talks about composites and 3-D printing at Techmer PM


January 10, 2015 10:01 pm ET

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited plastics compounder Techmer PM in Clinton, Tenn., on Jan. 9. While they were there, they talked about polymer composites and 3-D printing.

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Investor Trian nominates 4 candidates for DuPont board of directors


January 9, 2015 12:32 pm ET

Activist investor Trian Fund Management LP has raised the stakes in its battle with chemicals and plastics giant DuPont Co. by nominating four candidates for the firm's board of directors.

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Estron Chemical building new plant


January 9, 2015 12:26 pm ET

Estron Chemical Inc. — a maker of specialty resins and polymer additives — will invest $4.9 million to build a new plant in Calvert City, Ky.

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Ashland benefits from China's environmental actions


January 9, 2015 11:06 am ET

Ashland Inc.'s subsidiary in Changzhou, China, reported double-digit sales growth and attributed it to China's increasing focus on environmental protection.

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