Nova Chemicals Inc., Pittsburgh, the main domestic producer of Dylark styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymers, announced in late June that it would discontinue making the resin after a final production run in July. SMA is used primarily in auto interiors, such as instrument-panel supports, structural consoles, audio components, and interior trim. Stepping up to fill that gap is Polyscope Polymers BV in Geleen, Netherlands, which is setting up a U.S. office in Novi, Mich. Three-year-old Polyscope has been selling its Xiran SMA into European automotive and other markets since 2006. It offers neat resins and impact-modified, and glass-reinforced compounds. North American sales and marketing manager is Marcia Kurcz (e-mail email@example.com).
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Nova Chemical Ltd.
1550 Coraopolis Heights Rd. Moon Township, PA 15108
Phone (412) 490-4000