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Ineos equipment failure may affect short-term PP supplies


January 21, 2015 4:27 pm ET

A recent equipment failure at a polypropylene resin plant operated by Ineos Group could affect short-term supplies of that material in North America.

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Speaker: Designers, materials firms must collaborate in auto lightweighting


January 21, 2015 2:17 pm ET

With aggressive federal automobile mileage standards now just a decade away, Jeffrey Sternberg is convinced that plastics can play an important role in helping automakers achieve the mandate.

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DuPont teaming with EcoStrate on post-consumer carpet recycling


January 20, 2015 2:25 pm ET

DuPont Co. is working with EcoStrate SFS Inc. to create a post-consumer recycling program for carpet made from the company's Sonora renewably sourced, corn-based fiber.

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Analyst: Cancellation of Qatar project will 'change the global supply' for PET


January 20, 2015 11:08 am ET

Royal Dutch Shell plc and Qatar Petroleum's (QP) cancellation of its $6.5 billion Qatari petrochemical project Al-Karaana, will “significantly change the global supply and demand balances” for [PET] resins used in bottling, an analyst...

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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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