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Ethylene producer now profitable with low oil prices

The largest petrochemical joint venture project between China and South Korea is finally in the green.

BASF purchases Taiwan TPU maker

BASF S.E. has bought the business and assets of thermoplastic polyurethane company Taiwan Sheen Soon in Taiwan and mainland China.

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BASF to sell its share in Singapore JV

BASF SE has announced that it has reached an agreement for it to sell its share in the 50-50 joint venture ELLBA Eastern, at Jurong Island, Singapore to its partner Shell.

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Spray PU foam aids in NASA launch

NASA's test of the Orion spacecraft earlier this month took advantage of spray polyurethane foam insulation from North Carolina Foam Industries (NCFI).

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Thailand's SCG Chemicals buying Norwegian chemical firm Norner

Thailand's SCG Chemicals Co. Ltd. has announced it has acquired 51 percent of the shares in the independent petrochemical company Norner Holding AS.

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The return of HPM's big presses

HPM is back in big injection molding machines. HPM presses are manufactured in China by its parent company, Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd.

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A Chinese toymaker’s road to automation

Once upon a time, filling holiday season orders from Western countries with a massive workforce in China was the trump card for toymaker and injection molder Donngguan Lung Cheong Digital Technology Co. Ltd.

Europe puts its 'Circular Economy' recycling effort on hold, for now

The European Commission has withdrawn its Circular Economy initiative from its 2015 work program, and will instead replace it with "a new, more ambitious proposal by end 2015."

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U.S. port congestion disrupts toy imports from Asia

Toy companies know what they want for Christmas: an end to crippling shipping delays at West Coast ports in the U.S.

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Chinese plastics industry in single-digit growth

China's plastics production for the first nine months of 2014 was 53.4 million metric tons, up 7.7 percent from 49.6 million metric tons in the same period of 2013, the China Plastics Processing Industry Association reports.

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