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DSM spinning off composites resins and feedstocks business


March 16, 2015 2:31 pm ET

UPDATED: Royal DSM NV will spin off its business units that make composite resins — as well as plastic feedstocks caprolactam and acrylonitrile — into a separate company.

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A. Schulman buying Citadel for $800 million


March 16, 2015 9:00 am ET

Materials firm A. Schulman Inc. has kept its buying streak alive with its biggest deal yet – acquiring compounder and composites maker Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc. for $800 million.

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Kraiburg prepares for future growth with new Georgia facility


March 12, 2015 2:54 pm ET

Kraiburg recently broke ground on its new U.S. headquarters in Buford, Ga., in metro Atlanta.

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Americhem boosts production capacity


March 11, 2015 3:17 pm ET

Color and additives materials maker Americhem Inc. has increased annual production capacity by 3 million pounds at its headquarters site in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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Penn Color adds R&D equipment


March 11, 2015 2:35 pm ET

Materials firm Penn Color Inc. has purchased several pieces of new lab equipment for its plastics R&D center in Hatfield, Pa.

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Solvay, 3A partnership to expand specialty foam production


March 10, 2015 2:12 pm ET

Materials firm Solvay SA is working with composites maker 3A Composites to produce specialty foam materials for advanced transportation uses.

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Borealis completes Brazil PP restructuring


March 10, 2015 1:23 pm ET

Polyolefin supplier Borealis AG has completed a restructuring and 45 million euros ($48.8 million) of expansion of its polypropylene compounding operations in Brazil, adding capacity at a plant in Itatiba to supply materials to South America's...

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ElectriPlast production moves to Nova Polymers for future expected growth


March 10, 2015 12:26 pm ET

Integral Technologies Inc. has moved its North American manufacturing of electrically conductive hybrid ElectriPlast pellets about 50 miles in Indiana to Evansville from Jasper.

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BASF and SGL wrapping up carbon fiber lightweighting study


March 10, 2015 12:01 pm ET

Chemical giant BASF SE and Germany-based carbon company SGL Group have announced that they have concluded joint research of a new composite material system which aims at enhancing the cost-effectiveness of manufacturing thermoplastic carbon-fiber...

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Perstorp expands plastisizer production


March 10, 2015 11:30 am ET

Specialty chemical company Perstorp Holdings AB has announced that following a major extension at its main plant in Stenugsund, Sweden, it has begun production of raw materials for plasticizers, with production of prime material to follow shortly.

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