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Shale-gas boom should spark growth in Ohio's industrial base


April 9, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Northeast Ohio, and especially its business community, needs to be thinking and talking more about how the region's broad industrial base can capitalize on the shale-gas boom.

Global plastics additives market predicted to grow 4.9 percent annually


April 9, 2014 1:36 pm ET

The global plastics additives market is forecast to generate revenues of nearly $58 billion by 2020, fuelled by the demand for non-toxic ingredients, according to a new report.

Roscom begins production of non-phthalate compounds


April 8, 2014 4:43 pm ET

PVC compounder Roscom Inc. began production of compounds using non-phthalate plasticizers earlier this year.

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Biodegradable additives supplier opens research lab in Mexico


April 7, 2014 4:47 pm ET

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — Plásticos Degradables SA de CV, the Mexican distributor of British biodegradable additives developer Symphony Environmental Technologies plc, has opened its own research laboratory at a cost of about $500,000.

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Material Insights: Polypropylene prices dip


April 7, 2014 2:06 pm ET

In this week's Material Insights, we discuss why North American prices for polypropylene resin ticked down another penny in March.

Lubrizol breaks ground for CPVC plant in India


April 7, 2014 10:51 am ET

Wickliffe, Ohio-based Lubrizol Corp. said it has broken ground on a TempRite chlorinated polyvinyl chloride compounding plant in Dahej, India.

Adoption of shale gas in the UK is 'a no-brainer' says Ineos' Crotty


April 7, 2014 10:47 am ET

Being home to two of Europe's four cracker plants able to process shale gas meant the United Kingdom is well placed to take advantage of anticipated supplies of the raw material, according to Ineos Group AG's director Tom Crotty.

Evonik opening research sites in US, Germany, focused on medical devices


April 4, 2014 9:50 am ET

Evonik Corp. is expanding its medical devices portfolio with a pair of research facilities slated to open early this month.

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ExxonMobil's Pryor: Petrochemical growth will fuel US middle class


April 4, 2014 1:02 pm ET

HOUSTON — New petrochemical capacity around the world isn't just about adding more polyethylene pellets, it's about lifting more people into the middle class through economic growth.

Study says Europe's nylon industry facing challenging future


April 4, 2014 9:18 am ET

Germany’s PCI Nylon, which was set up by market research group PCI to study the global nylon market, has released a report stating that the European nylon market faces a challenging environment.

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