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PolyOne Sells PVC Resin Business, Forms New Sheet Division
Spartech is now a newly formed business segment called Designed Structures and Solutions (DDS).
Article Published: 4/29/2013
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
Mitsui to Boost PP Compounding to Meet U.S. Automotive Demand
Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (U.S. office in Rye Brook, N.Y.) has augmented its expansion plans for production of PP automotive compounds and TPOs in the U.S. by an additional 30 million lb/yr through its affiliate, Advanced Composites, Inc....
Article Published: 2/26/2013
Lots of News in Engineered Compounding
Three companies, two of them domestic masterbatch suppliers, and one a German compounder, recently made new moves in engineered compounds for the U.S. market.•Americhem expands: Color and additive concentrate producer Americhem Inc., Cuyahoga F...
Article Published: 1/29/2013
Coperion Bought by Owner of K-Tron
It has been a big month for plastics machinery acquisitions.
Article Published: 11/3/2012
KraussMaffei Group Sold to Investors
In late September, Onex Corp., a Toronto-based private-equity firm, agreed to acquire the  KraussMaffei Group of Germany for around $735 million from Madison Capital, which had owned KraussMaffei since 2006.
Article Published: 11/3/2012
First Twin-Screw Lab Line Dedicated to Devol
What’s believed to be the one and only twin-screw laboratory line to perform direct devolatilization is open for trial runs.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
Solve Seven Common Pelletizing Problems
Here's a quick how-to on keeping your pelletizing line churning out quality product.
Article Published: 8/27/2012
Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: Advances Push Efficiency Envelope
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
Article Published: 5/30/2012
Now You Can Refurbish Twin-Screw Elements
Two suppliers of twin-screw compounding extruders announced at NPE2012 that they are now offering screw-element refurbishing services.
Article Published: 4/29/2012

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