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Several ‘Firsts’ Among 2015 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
Of the nine award categories, thermoplastics captured five winners.
Article Published: 1/20/2016
U.S.-Made High-Melt-Strength PP Tackles Wide Range of Applications
Total’s new HMS-PP signals both increased interest in the material and a source of domestic production.
Article Published: 1/20/2016
Styrolution Now Goes by INEOS Styrolution
A little over a year after acquiring BASF's share of Styrolution, INEOS changes names and log to reflect ownwership.
Article Published: 1/19/2016
Recycled Resin Prices Likely To Follow Same Pattern as 2015
Lower virgin resin prices held recycled prices down last year. This year is not expected to be much different.
Article Published: 1/13/2016
Another Project to Make 100% Biobased PET Bottles
A second team pursues all-renewable beverage bottles based on plants.
Article Published: 1/13/2016
Lanxess Completes Nylon & PBT Compounding Expansion
A second production line at Lanxess' North Carolina site doubles production capacity.
Article Published: 1/13/2016
Foreign PE Investments Underway in U.S.
Taking advantage of U.S. shale-gas economics.
Article Published: 12/23/2015
SABIC Moves Engineering Plastics to New Texas Headquarters
The Pittsfield era is over for engineering plastics.
Article Published: 12/23/2015
DuPont and Dow Plan “Merger of Equals”
Two companies will become one--and then three.
Article Published: 12/23/2015
All Quiet on the Resin Pricing Front— But Watch Out for PP
2015 ended with lower prices, even for high-volume engineering resins, but PP is already turning the corner.
Article Published: 12/22/2015

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