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Americhem seeing benefits as it integrates its latest acquisitions


April 13, 2015 2:20 pm ET

Materials maker Americhem Inc. is benefiting from a pair of recent acquisitions.

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Vertellus adding capacity for ZeMac line of copolymer additives


April 13, 2015 2:00 pm ET

Strong growth is leading Vertellus Specialties Inc. — a first-time NPE exhibitor — to add capacity for its ZeMac line of copolymer additives.

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BASF bullish on North American auto market


April 13, 2015 11:44 am ET

The North American performance materials unit of BASF SE expects its 2015 growth to come from the automotive, consumer and industrial markets.

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Azoty's new plant to position Poland as a major propylene producer


April 13, 2015 9:48 am ET

Leading Polish petrochemicals producer Grupa Azoty has announced plans to construct a major new 400,000-metric-tons-per-year plant in northern Poland to manufacture propylene through propane dehydrogenation (PDH) by 2019.

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A. Schulman's sales, production climb for first half of fiscal year


April 10, 2015 10:55 am ET

Recent acquisitions led to a big gain in A. Schulman Inc.'s U.S./Canadian sales in the first half of the firm's 2015 fiscal year.

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Focused R&D investments paying off for Teknor Apex


April 10, 2015 10:47 am ET

The long line of new products that Teknor Apex Co. brought to NPE 2015 didn't happen by accident — it was the result of a focused investment in research and development.

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PVC specialist Multiquimica invests in TPR compounding


April 10, 2015 10:34 am ET

PVC compounder and processor Multiquimica Dominicana SA has spent $2.5 million on an expansion to cater to a new market — PVC-free products.

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Asahi Kasei shows new PP compounds


April 10, 2015 9:57 am ET

New polypropylene compounds were in the spotlight for Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc. at NPE 2015.

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Addcomp adds additives capacity


April 10, 2015 9:47 am ET

Addcomp North America Inc. has added a second twin-screw extrusion line making additive concentrates in Rochester Hills, Mich.

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3M adding capacity in US for its glass bubble additives


April 9, 2015 10:53 am ET

3M Advanced Materials Division plans to build another U.S. facility and is working with material providers Asahi Kasei Plastics and BASF Corp. to find even more uses for its glass bubbles.

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