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A. Schulman, Citadel continue buying blitz


January 27, 2015 11:32 am ET

A. Schulman Inc. and Citadel Plastics Inc. — two deal-happy materials firms — were at it again in the second half of 2014.

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Materials market sees more deals


January 27, 2015 11:26 am ET

Plastics materials deals showed modest growth in 2014, increasing 6 percent vs. their 2013 total.

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UK legislators reject fracking moratorium


January 26, 2015 12:19 pm ET

UPDATED: Environmental campaigners turned their anger on the United Kingdom's Labour party Monday after a vote to impose a moratorium on fracking activity in the U.K. was defeated in the House of Commons by a vote of 308 to 52.

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Material Insights: PP production issues, preparing for NPE


January 26, 2015 1:38 pm ET

Production problems in Texas add more complication for polypropylene, Entek has new equipment ready to show compounders at NPE and we take a look ahead at color trends.

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J6 Polymers to buy Stepan unit


January 26, 2015 12:22 pm ET

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Stepan Co. plans to sell its specialty polyurethanes systems business to J6 Polymers LLC in a cash deal.

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Oxo-biodegradable lobby slams 'scaremongering'


January 26, 2015 12:16 pm ET

Single-use plastic carrier bags made from biodegradable material should be exempted from the government’s proposed 5p-a-bag levy in England, supporters of biodegradable plastic said today.

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2014 leaves some resin firms in the black while others struggle


January 23, 2015 2:37 pm ET

On the financial side, 2014 was good for Hexcel Corp., so-so for Celanese Corp. and it could have been better for Omnova Solutions.

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Clariant's ColorForward predicts future consumer trends


January 23, 2015 1:33 pm ET

Clariant International Ltd. is marking a decade of color forecasting with the 10th edition of its ColorForward program.

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The future for PolyOne is colorful


January 23, 2015 1:28 pm ET

PolyOne Corp. is writing four color stories for 2016.

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Mexico's Polymer Solutions looks to grow, expand offerings with name change


January 23, 2015 12:03 pm ET

British biodegradable additives developer Symphony Environmental Technologies plc's Mexico distributor has changed its name from Plásticos Degradables SA de CV to Polymer Solutions SA de CV as part of an ambitious growth program.

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