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Huntsman Acquires Polyurethane Elastomer Manufacturer Tecnoelastomeri

25-Jun-2015

Huntsman Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tecnoelastomeri, a manufacturer and marketer of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) based hot-cast elastomer systems and processing machines, based in Modena, Italy. 2014 sales revenue for Tecnoelastomeri was approximately ...

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General James F. Amos Appointed Chairman of LORD Corporation Board of Directors

22-May-2015

LORD Corporation announced that Gen. James F. Amos, USMC, (ret.) has been appointed chairman of the LORD Corporation Board of Directors.General Amos recently served as the 35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and joined LORD Corporation's Board of Directors in December 2014. Amos was ...

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New CU-Boulder technique could slash energy used to produce many plastics

16-Apr-2015

A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests.Approximately 80 million metric tons of polyethylene is produced ...

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Global Vinyl Acetate Monomer Market to Reach US$9.26 Billion by 2020

21-Jan-2015

Transparency Market Research announces the release of a report titled “Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) Market for Polyvinyl Acetate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate, Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - ...

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Americas Styrenics Announces Polystyrene Price Decrease Effective December 1, 2014

02-Dec-2014

Americas Styrenics LLC (AmSty) announced a decrease in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.04/lb., effective December 1, 2014. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

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Parx Plastics winner of World Technology Award in New York

21-Nov-2014

At the TIME Conference Center in New York, Parx Plastics won the World Technology Award for Materials.Once a year The World Technology Network brings together many of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields to present, discuss and ...

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BASF Venture Capital leads a $3 million Series A financing in SLIPS Technologies Inc.

03-Nov-2014

BASF Venture Capital has led a $3 million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjörg Wyss has also participated in the financing. SLIPS Technologies develops customized, ...

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Divestiture of the Former DuPont European PVB Film Business

22-Oct-2014

Kuraray Co., Ltd. reached an agreement to sell the European PVB film business formerly owned by European subsidiaries of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, including the production facility in Uentrop and the R&D center in Mechelen (the “Transaction”) for enterprise value of circa EUR 12 ...

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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

18-Aug-2014

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric ...

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Glass or plastic?

Container's material properties affect the viscosity of water at the nanoscale

23-Sep-2013

Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic. But at nanometer-size scales for water and potentially other fluids, whether the container is made of glass or plastic does make a significant difference. A new study shows that in ...

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