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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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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