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Proposed Cardia-Stellar merger labeled 'not fair,' but still 'reasonable'


March 20, 2015 10:34 am ET

If the proposed merger of two Australian bioplastics companies goes ahead, the new company will be called Secos Group Ltd. and have annual sales of about A$27 million (US$21 million).

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Solvay, Ineos to divest some operations as part of Inovyn JV process


March 19, 2015 9:58 am ET

Brussels-based Solvay SA and Ineos Group AG will sell off some of their assets to International Chemical Investors Group SE as part of the move to create the Inovyn joint venture for their European chlorvinyls operations.

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Pricing pressure, oil slump hit auto compounder China XD


March 17, 2015 11:34 am ET

Mounting pricing pressure from downstream and plunging oil prices have dampened China XD Plastics Co. Ltd.'s performance, pushing it to diversify into other end markets and overseas.

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Entec Polymers adds more LyondellBasell specialty resins


March 17, 2015 10:23 am ET

Entec Polymers now is distributing Catalloy, Polybutene-1 and Koattro specialty resins for LyondellBasell Industries.

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DSM spinning off composites resins and feedstocks business


March 16, 2015 2:31 pm ET

UPDATED: Royal DSM NV will spin off its business units that make composite resins — as well as plastic feedstocks caprolactam and acrylonitrile — into a separate company.

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A. Schulman buying Citadel for $800 million


March 16, 2015 9:00 am ET

Materials firm A. Schulman Inc. has kept its buying streak alive with its biggest deal yet – acquiring compounder and composites maker Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc. for $800 million.

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Kraiburg prepares for future growth with new Georgia facility


March 12, 2015 2:54 pm ET

Kraiburg recently broke ground on its new U.S. headquarters in Buford, Ga., in metro Atlanta.

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Americhem boosts production capacity


March 11, 2015 3:17 pm ET

Color and additives materials maker Americhem Inc. has increased annual production capacity by 3 million pounds at its headquarters site in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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Penn Color adds R&D equipment


March 11, 2015 2:35 pm ET

Materials firm Penn Color Inc. has purchased several pieces of new lab equipment for its plastics R&D center in Hatfield, Pa.

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Solvay, 3A partnership to expand specialty foam production


March 10, 2015 2:12 pm ET

Materials firm Solvay SA is working with composites maker 3A Composites to produce specialty foam materials for advanced transportation uses.

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