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Osterman rebranding to focus on its value-added services


July 11, 2014 11:49 am ET

Resin distributor Osterman & Co. Inc. has a full growth agenda for 2014, including major volume gains, new sales hires and a corporate rebranding.

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BASF, Alpek swap business units as they change JV agreement


July 10, 2014 3:44 pm ET

Alpek SAB de CV, the petrochemicals arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa Group, has signed an agreement with German giant BASF SE that changes the complexion of their 50-50 Polioles SA de CV joint venture in Mexico.

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Domo Chemicals buys Italian BOPA and PET film specialist


July 9, 2014 9:43 am ET

Belgian nylon producer Domo Chemicals has boosted its integrated product portfolio with the purchase of Italian specialty films maker CFP Flexible Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

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Nano-additive producer expanding to begin producing liquid version


July 8, 2014 4:52 pm ET

A company that makes plastic masterbatches based on unusual flow additives will begin production of liquid versions of the additive for a wider range of markets.

Cytec building team to develop lower cost carbon fiber production


July 8, 2014 3:36 pm ET

Cytec Industries Inc. plans to team up with a German company to find lower-cost ways of creating carbon fiber.

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Private equity investment by CI Capital sets up Maroon for more growth


July 8, 2014 11:40 am ET

Specialty chemical distributor Maroon Group LLC has a new majority owner, private equity firm CI Capital Partners LLC.

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Argentina's top masterbatch producer to expand capacity


July 7, 2014 2:38 pm ET

Julio Garcia e Hijos SA, Argentina's largest domestic producer of color concentrate and compound masterbatches, will expand production capacity in the third quarter by 100 metric tons per month at its newest subsidiary.

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Lanxess launches nylon production at new Antwerp, Belgium, plant


July 7, 2014 11:18 am ET

Lanxess AG, a specialty chemicals company, has started operation at its new plant for nylon in Antwerp, Belgium.

American Colors spending $3.7 million on new Tennessee plant


July 3, 2014 1:24 pm ET

Liquid colorants producer American Colors Inc. will expand in Tennessee with a second production factory.

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Solid PS prices fall 1 cent


July 3, 2014 10:20 am ET

North American prices for solid polystyrene resin fell again in June amid weak demand for that material.

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