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Solvay to acquire Cytec in $5.5 billion deal

Brussels, Belgium-headquartered chemicals giant Solvay SA has announced plans to buy U.S. composite materials firm Cytec Industries Inc. in a $5.5 billion deal.


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Husky names Gerardo Chiaia as president of global beverage packaging

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has named Gerardo Chiaia, a 21-year veteran of the Bolton-based machinery manufacturer, as president of global beverage packaging.


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Research shows how UV light degrades recycled PET

There are many reasons why recycled PET can turn yellow when remelted into pellets or new products.


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Polymer demand returning to growth

A new report from industry consultants Applied Market Information (AMI) has found that polymer demand is slowly returning to growth, after nearly three years of fairly flat market conditions.


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Formosa Plastics responds to group bribery scandal

A father-son feud, a chief executive's resignation, and a petrochemical conglomerate: there's no lack of drama in the latest group bribery scandal at Formosa Plastics Group.


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China's Yapp investing in $27 million in Detroit

Chinese auto supplier YFS Automotive Systems Inc. said it plans to construct a 150,000-square-foot plant on 30 acres of vacant industrial property in Detroit.


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Solvay production underway at new China plant

Solvay has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China, as part of its ongoing strategic site expansion.


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The China Blog

Countries with largest plastics trade deficits in the world

Mexico claims the largest trade deficit of plastics in the world. Guess who's No. 2 on the list? China.



Chinese molder plans $100 million expansion into Mexico

In a move to follow its customer BMW, a Chinese automotive molder is eyeing a major investment in Mexico.


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Industry veteran explores new future of recycling

The old game is over. But the story doesn't end here. The world map of recycling has shifted away from global trade and refocused on local recycling.


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