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IMCD expands additives partnership in Europe with Dow


February 10, 2015 9:29 am ET

Rotterdam, The Netherlands-based IMCD NV is expanding its partnership with Dow Chemical Co. for its plastic additives in key European countries.

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ECM, FTC both claim success in ruling on biodegradability claims


February 6, 2015 4:35 pm ET

Both sides are claiming success in a Federal Trade Commission ruling regarding biodegradability claims of a plastics additive from ECM BioFilms Inc.

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Sales, profit up for LyondellBasell


February 6, 2015 10:35 am ET

Houston-based chemical giant LyondellBasell Industries has announced its full 2014 yearly financial results, reporting sales of $45.6 billion for 2014 up from $44.06 billion in 2013.

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Toray begins production at new plant in Mexico


February 5, 2015 2:35 pm ET

Toray Resin Mexico SA de CV (TRMX) started manufacturing engineering thermoplastic compounds at a new $7 million plant in El Salto, western Mexico, in the first week of February.

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DuPont rejects activist investor Trian, names turnaround veterans for board


February 5, 2015 12:44 pm ET

A proxy fight is beginning to look like a strong possibility between DuPont Co. and an activist investor after the company rejected all four of the nominees Trian Fund Management LP put forward for its board of directors.

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Styrolution launches SBC pilot plant


February 5, 2015 9:44 am ET

Styrolution Group GmbH, the Germany-headquartered supplier of styrenics, has recently launched a pilot styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) plant in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Evonik invests in nanophotonics specialist Nanocomp Oy


February 3, 2015 10:27 am ET

German chemical company Evonik Industries AG has announced that it has invested in Finnish nanophotonics company Nanocomp Oy Ltd. and now holds a minority share in the company. The investment was made as part of an investment syndicate with Finnvera ...

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Teknor Apex and Arkema work together on house wrap films


February 2, 2015 4:10 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — Custom compounder Teknor Apex Co. is joining forces with chemical producer Arkema Inc. to broaden the range of breathable films used as house wraps.

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Oxford Polymers adds compounding capacity


January 30, 2015 1:16 pm ET

Materials maker Oxford Polymers has increased its compounding capacity by installing a new single-screw extrusion line.

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Marval's next generation expands capacity


January 30, 2015 1:27 pm ET

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — There’s a lot of history at Marval Industries Inc., but the 59-year-old compounding firm also is looking toward the future.

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