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Dow Chemical working to fuel customers' growth


November 14, 2013 11:50 am ET

Officials at Dow Chemical Co. are looking forward to the opportunities that new polyethylene capacity will bring to the North American plastics market.

More firms introduce bio-based materials


November 14, 2013 11:46 am ET

Sustainability and biopolymers were on the minds of Arkema Group, Croda Coatings & Polymers and Biotec GmbH & Co. KG at K 2013.

Kraussmaffei Berstorff, Zeppelin partner for new turnkey compounding plants


November 12, 2013 2:37 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Compounding extruder-maker KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH announced at K2013 that it is partnering with Zeppelin Systems GmbH to build turnkey compounding plants.

Bacteria research succeeds at Fraunhofer Umsicht


November 5, 2013 2:22 pm ET

At the Fraunhofer Umsicht environmental, safety and energy technology institute in Oberhausen, Germany, researchers have developed an antibacterial solution that they claim "gives no chance for bacteria," as it involves highly efficient impregnation with nano silver particles into the outer surface of molded parts.

Germany's IKT develops processes, material solutions


November 5, 2013 2:17 pm ET

The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University exhibited for the first time at a K show this year, focusing in the "Science Campus" area of the fair on lightweight construction and bioplastics themes.

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