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Lanxess introduces new nylon 6 grades


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Auto-makers' quest for light-weighting, with the search for materials with improved technical properties, has led Lanxess to introduce two new nylon 6 grades.

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Huntsman adding capacity in Germany


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Huntsman Corp. will add thermoplastic polyurethane production capacity at its plant in Osnabruck, Germany, in the first half of 2015.

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Lanxess cutting 1,000 jobs


November 6, 2014 9:53 am ET

German chemical company Lanxess AG has will reduce its global workforce by 1,000 by the end of 2016.

Cromex distributing purging compounds


November 5, 2014 8:53 am ET

Materials firm Cromex SA now is distributing Ultra Purge-brand purging compounds for Moulds Plus International in Brazil and surrounding countries.

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Haydale buying EPL Composite Solutions


November 4, 2014 11:15 am ET

Haydale Ltd., the South Wales-based nanomaterials development and production company, has proposed buying EPL Composite Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

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Bioplastics firms win new funding


November 3, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Bioplastics makers NatureWorks LLC and Solegear Bioplastics Inc. each have received new funding for their renewable products.

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Pigment maker Brilliant Group opens first manufacturing site


November 3, 2014 12:47 pm ET

Fluorescent pigment maker Brilliant Group has opened a new manufacturing plant in Richmond, Calif.

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Corbion Puriac considering PLA plant in Thailand, if customers commit


October 31, 2014 11:52 am ET

Biofeedstocks supplier Corbion Puriac will build a polylactic acid (PLA) plant in Thailand if it receives a sales commitment from customers.

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Report: Lanxess may cut 1,200 jobs


October 31, 2014 9:40 am ET

German chemicals company Lanxess AG may cut up to 1,200 jobs, around 7 percent of its workforce, as part of a group-wide overhaul to counter overcapacity in the synthetic rubber industry, the German daily Rheinische Post has reported.

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Italian compounder opening first US plant


October 30, 2014 9:45 am ET

The song of the South has led Italian compounder So.F.Ter Group to open its first plant in the United States in Lebanon, Tenn.

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