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Published: 5/1/2009

NPE 2009 News Flash
Injection MoldingHybrid Press Has Electric ClampNew injection presses that combine servo-electric and hydraulic movements to achieve high performance with energy efficiency will be discussed by Arburg Inc., Newington, Conn.

Published: 4/24/2009

NatureWorks Broadens PLA Supply
Two recent moves by NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., the world’s first and largest supplier of polylactide (PLA) biopolymer, indicate that this renewable resin is gaining broader market acceptance.

Published: 4/23/2009

Lots of Recent Acquisitions In Resins and Additives
A number of major businesses have changed hands recently.

Published: 3/19/2009

More Sources of Carbon Nanotube Compounds
WEB EXCLUSIVE The roster of companies supplying thermoplastic blends with carbon nanotubes is upwards of half a dozen and growing.

Published: 3/1/2009

New Processes for Food-Grade Recycled HDPE
Recycling HDPE homopolymer from milk and water bottles back into food-grade bottles is a new achievement that was featured at the Plastics Recycling Conference, sponsored by Resource Recycling magazine, and at the SPE Global Plastics Environmental C...

Published: 2/24/2009

Abu Dhabi to Buy Nova Chemicals
WEB EXCLUSIVE Nova Chemicals Corp., of Calgary, Alberta (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) has agreed to the acquisition of all its outstanding shares by International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC), which is wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Published: 2/20/2009

Bayer Builds Biggest Carbon Nanotube Plant
Bayer MaterialScience AG in Germany (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) has started building a facility to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in Leverkusen, Germany.

Published: 2/20/2009

More Resin Plants Shut
In the face of slack demand, resin producers have implemented massive capacity cutbacks.

Published: 2/1/2009

A Quiet Revolution In Materials Characterization
In December, about a dozen representatives of European chemical companies gathered in Aachen, Germany, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a quiet revolution in plastics.

Published: 1/26/2009

Lubrizol Acquires Dow’s TPU Business
Lubrizol Corp., Cleveland, last month purchased the TPU business of Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich.