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BASF makes its biggest single investment in India with PU facility


October 8, 2014 12:13 pm ET

BASF SE has opened its $189.6 million chemical production complex at Dahej in Gujarat, India, which is its biggest ever single investment in the country.

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Azerbaijan's new SOCAR Polymer set to begin PP production in 2016


October 7, 2014 10:35 am ET

SOCAR Polymer LLC, the newly-formed plastics subsidiary of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), will open a planned 200,000 metric tons per year polypropylene plant towards the end of 2016.

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Compounder Albis UK invests in site upgrades


October 6, 2014 11:10 am ET

Albis UK, the Knutsford, England-based compounder, has invested more than $313,000 to increase it capacity through new equipment and upgrades of existing machines.

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China's Wanhua wants to build MDI splitter on Gulf Coast


October 3, 2014 12:45 pm ET

Chinese urethane specialist Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd. is planning to build an MDI splitter on the U.S. Gulf Coast in either Texas or Louisiana, CEO Jiansheng Ding told UTECH-polyurethane.com on the sidelines of the CPI 2014 meeting.

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Chem-Trend plans international expansion


October 2, 2014 4:06 pm ET

Chem-Trend LP has outlined several more expansion projects for its mold release agents, process aids and specialty lubricants.

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Dow to take full control of Univation JV


October 2, 2014 3:32 pm ET

Polyethylene giants Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil Chemical Co. have decided to dissolve their PE catalyst joint venture with Dow taking over Univation Technologies LLC.

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Global Plastics Summit puts PE prices in the spotlight


October 1, 2014 3:17 pm ET

Product manufacturers may start to shift away from polyethylene because of high prices, according to two major plastics processors.

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Nucleation offers solution to shrinkage in HDPE closures


October 1, 2014 1:57 pm ET

For caps producers, nucleation can provide a practical solution to eliminate shrinkage variations in high density polyethylene beverage closures. Nucleating agents can be utilized to help processors control the process.

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Dow loses appeal in price fixing case


October 1, 2014 11:10 am ET

The Reuters press agency reports that a federal appeals court in Denver has rejected Dow Chemical Co.'s attempt to overturn a $1.06 billion fine imposed after customers accused the firm of conspiring to fix the price of polyurethane chemicals in the ...

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New Hexcel plant will supply carbon fiber for Airbus A350 XWB


September 30, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hexcel Corp. is investing $250 million on a new carbon fiber plant in France, with part of the production going into the future Airbus SAS A350 XWB.

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