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ExxonMobil sets date to close Akron office


April 9, 2015 10:19 am ET

ExxonMobil Chemical Co. will officially close its office in Akron, Ohio, by the end of the year, the company said in a letter to the state dated March 27.

Plant explosion in China refuels public concern over PX


April 7, 2015 5:16 pm ET

An April 6 explosion at a paraxylene plant in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, is the second safety incident at the highly controversial PX facility in China.

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Brazil's Inbra making first international expansion in S.C.


April 7, 2015 4:58 pm ET

Brazilian plastic and rubber additives producer Inbra Indústrias Químicas Ltda. is building its first international operation in Orangeburg County, S.C., with an investment of $ 7.7 million planned for a plant that will open by mid-2016, the company ...

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A. Schulman to open masterbatch plant in Turkey


April 7, 2015 2:37 pm ET

Materials firm A. Schulman Inc. said April 7 that it plans to spend 5 million to 7 million euros ($5.5 million to $7.7 million) on a new masterbatch facility in Turkey, to tap into market growth in the region.

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Incident disrupts Texas PE unit


April 6, 2015 5:10 pm ET

A polyethylene unit operated by Dow Chemical Co. in Freeport, Texas, was shut down April 3 after a release of ethylene feedstock.

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Styrolution's new CEO sees growth potential in existing strategy


April 3, 2015 11:46 am ET

Styrolution GmbH may have a new CEO in Kevin McQuade, but it is sticking with its long-term Triple Shift growth strategy despite the corporate change.

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Company claims a medical materials breakthrough at NPE


April 3, 2015 10:05 am ET

Chinese materials supplier Shandong Dawn Polymer Co. Ltd. announced a breakthrough in the global medical packaging world at NPE 2015 in Orlando.

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Metabolix looks to a more classic business strategy to sustain its growth


April 2, 2015 11:42 am ET

Showcasing polyhydroxyalkanoate biopolymers at NPE 2015, bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. President and CEO Joseph Shaulson, made it clear that the company was following a more classic business strategy.

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Ineos welcomes Greenpeace-backed survey showing support for fracking


April 2, 2015 9:50 am ET

Swiss chemical firm Ineos Group has welcomed the findings from a survey sponsored by environmental group Greenpeace which found that the public is warming to the idea of fracking in the United Kingdom.

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Fire at Texas plant could impact polypropylene market


April 1, 2015 11:21 am ET

UPDATED — No injuries were reported in a March 30 fire at an ExxonMobil Chemical propylene unit in Beaumont, Texas — but the incident could affect the polypropylene resin market by limiting propylene supplies.

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