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Borealis investing $177 million to upgrade Swedish cracker facility

Borealis AG, the Vienna-based chemical giant, is investing 160 million euros at its production site in Stenungsund, Sweden.

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Plastics-to-fuel plant set for UK

Investment company Bisan Ltd. will be one of the investors behind the first P-Fuel Ltd. plastics-to-fuel plant in the United Kingdom

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Japan's Showa Denko expands use of recycled plastic as feedstock

Japanese chemical maker Showa Denko K.K. has opened an expanded facility for turning waste plastic into feedstock for ammonia at its factory in Kawasaki, Japan.

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The China Blog

What does the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank mean for the plastics industry?

Can the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) help the plastics industry digest its overcapacity -- and also benefit Western countries?

Magna exec sees fast-changing needs of Chinese car buyers as an opportunity

Magna International Inc. aims to boost its annual sales in China to $4 billion (24.8 billion yuan) in 2020, up from nearly $1.5 billion last year.

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Kabra, Piovan form JV in India

One of India's largest plastics equipment makers, Kabra Extrusiontechnik Ltd., and Penta srl, a unit of Italy's Piovan SpA, are forming a joint venture to manufacture automated material feeding systems.

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Solvay signs deal with Sinochem

King Philippe of Belgium and China's President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of a deal between Solvay SA and Sinochem Group last week.

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A. Schulman names first R&D director For Asia Pacific

A. Schulman Inc. has named Tony Daponte research & development director masterbatch for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Relationships critical for auto makers, suppliers

Automotive manufacturers are only as strong as their weakest supplier. If one firm in the chain breaks, the results can delay vehicle production and affect the bottom line.

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Report: Bayer may spin off Covestro as early as October

German chemical giant Bayer AG may plan to list its plastics division as early as October to take advantage of current rich stock market valuations, according to a Reuters report that cites sources familiar with the deal.

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