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DuPont Spins Off Fluoropolymers, TiO2
DuPont Co., Wilmington, Del., intends to separate its Performance Chemicals segment into a completely separate company about 15 months from now.
Article Published: 12/30/2013
NIOSH-Industry Collaboration for Safe Use of Nanomaterials
NIOSH has created a field studies team that aims to establish partnerships with companies that produce or use engineered nanomaterials in order to expand and share knowledge of appropriate health and safety practices.
Article Published: 11/26/2013
News in Medical Tubing & Materials
Two innovations in medical tubing and more than a dozen new materials, coatings, and adhesives were on display at June’s Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East show in Philadelphia.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
A. Schulman to Acquire Network Polymers
Acquisition expected to be completed in the next few months.
Article Published: 6/25/2013
Modifying PVC with Bio-Based PHA Rubber
A new class of renewable and very efficient multifunctional modifiers for PVC has been developed at Metabolix. This series of biobased PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) copolymers offers toughening, plasticization, and improved processing of all types of P...
Article Published: 6/25/2013
Addivant: New Identity for Leader in Additives
A new corporate identity with a focus on polymer additives emerged last month when the antioxidant and UV stabilizer business of Chemtura Corp., Middlebury, Conn., was acquired by SK Capital, a New York-based private equity firm focusing on specialt...
Article Published: 5/28/2013
Novel Permanent UV Absorber for Plastics
What appears to be a breakthrough in UV stabilization technology for thin films and clear molded parts has been developed jointly by Joe Webster, a well-known expert in plastics additives and president of consulting firm Stabilization Technologies L...
Article Published: 5/28/2013
Polyone Sells PVC Resin Business, Forms New Sheet Division
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, has agreed to sell its vinyl dispersion, blending, and suspension resin assets to Mexichem, S.A.B., de C.V. of Mexico.
Article Published: 4/11/2013
Improving Twin-Screw Compounding Of Reinforced Polyolefins
Compounders face a number of processing challenges when incorporating a high loading of low-bulk-density mineral filler into polyolefins. Here are some possible solutions.
Article Published: 3/25/2013
New U.S. Distributor for Elix Polymers ABS
Polymer Z, Birmingham, Mich., has been named the North American distributor of precolored ABS resins and ABS- and SAN-based polymer modifiers from Spain’s Elix Polymers.
Article Published: 2/26/2013

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