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China’s PVC scrap imports rebound sharply

After a six-year decline, 2016 is becoming an inflection point for China's PVC scrap imports.


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AAT to make Plexiglas in China under Evonik license

Mooloolaba, Australia-based AAT (Advanced Aquarium Technologies) will produce Plexiglas acrylic glass in China under Evonik's license.


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Profile extruder builds capacity in China’s far west

China's leading profile manufacturer, Conch Profiles and Science Co. Ltd., is investing in a new plant in China's northwestern frontier region Xinjiang, as part of the government's border region assistance program.


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Dow to end solar shingle production

Just five years ago, Dow Chemical Co. unveiled a line of roof shingles that doubled as solar collection panels, calling the technology revolutionary.


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Evonik helping Antarctic scientists grow fresh veggie

Evonik has helped provide scientists at the edge of the Antarctic with fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers and tomatoes. The Polar Research Institute of China and Shanghai Dushi Green Engineering Co worked on the design of the Antarctic's first greenhouse.


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PVC wins when it comes to sports arenas

PVC is getting some time in the athletic spotlight. Or at least the spotlight when it comes to constructing athletic arenas.


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Covestro helps protect UK muesum's exhibits

Materials manufacturer Covestro has helped keep an architectural installation insulated from the unpredictable British summer at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.


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Chinese extruder builds new plant, cancels EV firm acquisition

China's leading profiles manufacturer Conch Profiles and Science Co. Ltd. has walked away from the negotiation table for its attempted acquisition of Chery Automotive Co. Ltd.'s electronic vehicle subsidiary.


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From lab find to iconic brand, Dow marks 75 years of Styrofoam

When rubber was in short supply during World War II, research chemist Otis Ray McIntyre was tasked with designing a flexible substitute material that had insulation properties.


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Fire-retardant resin and composites help build mainland China’s first Disneyland

Fire-retardant resins and composite materials played an important role in the construction of the new Shanghai Disney Resort, which opened its doors to the public on June 16.


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