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Emerging markets, shale and supplier partners fuel Sekisui SPI

Shale gas in the U.S., the emerging middle class in Asia and the rise of mass customization in manufacturing are fueling opportunities for compounder Sekisui Polymer Innovations LLC.

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Avery Dennison snaps up Chinese PVC tape maker Yongle

Glendale, Calif.-based Avery Dennison Corp. is spending $190 million (1.31 billion RMB) to acquire Zhuozhou, Hebei-based Yongle Tape Co. Ltd., which says it's the world's largest PVC tape manufacturers and a producer of polymeric plasticizer, PVC film, pressure-sensitive adhesive materials and tapes.

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BASF debuts Ultramid copolyamide for pouches and lid films

BASF has introduced a new Ultramid copolyamide for film and monofilament applications used in stand-up pouches and lid films.

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RKW invests in Vietnam plant

Germany-based RKW Group, one of Europe's largest film extruders, has made further investments in Southeast Asia with site upgrades at its Vietnam plant.

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GSE introduces sensor to help detect leaks in geomembranes

Geomembrane producer GSE Environmental Inc. has partnered with a sensor specialist to help customers detect leaks in plastic liners for industrial ponds and similar applications.

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3M using glass microspheres in greenhouse films

3M Co. is moving its glass microspheres into greenhouse films for the agricultural market.

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Early research into recycling flexible packaging shows promise

Early-stage work aimed at finding a solution to a rather vexing problem facing the recycling of flexible plastic packaging is showing promising signs.

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Eggshells crack a flexible film conundrum

Researchers in the US have cracked one of the problems of making biocompostable films by using eggshells as a sustainable filler/reinforcement in bioresins.

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Amut: Single-stop extrusion process improves performance

Amut Group of Novara, Italy, said its single-stop extrusion process improves the performance of waterproofing membranes from different thermoplastic materials such as fluorinated PVC, thermoplastic olefin and thermoplastic elastomers.

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Sinoma announces battery separator film project, signs equipment deal

Sinoma Science & Technology Co. Ltd. is charging into the battery separator film business and has already placed a large equipment order for the new project.

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