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.

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 mkurcz@polyscope.eu).
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Nova Chemical Ltd.
1550 Coraopolis Heights Rd. Moon Township, PA 15108
Phone (412) 490-4000