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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.


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.


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.


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 on the sidelines of the CPI 2014 meeting.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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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