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DuPont-Chenguang JV to produce fluoroelastomers in China

DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Zhonghao Chenguang Chemical Research Institute Co. Ltd. are proceeding with a 50-50 joint venture to serve the fast-growing Chinese fluoroelastomers market.

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Sales, profit fall at DuPont

Materials giant DuPont Co. will use almost all of the proceeds from an upcoming spinoff -- one that includes its fluoropolymer and titanium dioxide businesses -- to fund a massive $4 billion stock buyback.

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PC used in academy roof retrofit

Polycarbonate sheet meets the demands of a "living roof" in a retrofit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

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Citadel opens second compounding facility in China

Citadel Plastics Inc., the American manufacturer of thermoplastic and engineered composite compounds, has opened its second facility in China, outside of Shanghai.

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Chinese plastics industry in major shift

China's plastic industry is in the midst of a "profound adjustment" from large-scale and high-speed growth to growth focused on quality, efficiency and environmental concerns, says the executive vice president of the China Plastics Processing Industry Association.

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Clariant's ColorForward predicts future consumer trends

Clariant International Ltd. is marking a decade of color forecasting with the 10th edition of its ColorForward program.

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Guest column: Reshoring impacts are not immediate

Leading into 2015 economic indicators are pointing to another positive growth year for America's plastics manufacturing industry. That's why I was surprised when reading the article, "Study: Impact of manufacturing reshoring 'less than hype' indicates," in Plastics News.

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The future for PolyOne is colorful

PolyOne Corp. is writing four color stories for 2016.

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Gurit wins carbon fiber auto contract using new processing technology

Switzerland-based composite materials group Gurit Holding AG has been selected as the supplier for carbon fiber based automotive body panels at a value of more than 30 million Swiss francs, calculated on a multi-annual basis.

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The China Blog

China XD to catch up on Sichuan project

Automotive compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: CXDC) has been working on its fourth production base in Nanchong, Sichuan province since 2013. But the project did not progress as originally planned.

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