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Washing clothes 'releases thousands of microplastic particles into environment'

More than 700,000 microscopic fibres could be released into waste water during each use of a domestic washing machine, with many of them likely to pass through sewage treatment and into the environment, according to new research.


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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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BASF to continue Asia investment despite slowdown

German chemicals giant BASF expects gross domestic product and chemical production in Asia Pacific to continue to outgrow other regions, despite the recent slowdown.


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Lanxess boosts additives business with Chemtura acquisition

Lanxess AG will nearly triple the size of its additives business with the $2.7 billion takeover of U.S.-based flame retardants and lubricant additives group Chemtura Corp.


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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag targets growth in Iran

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, the injection molding machine manufacturer, has opened a new sales, service and consulting office in Iran.


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Making a profit from the UK's new polymer bills

The United Kingdom's new polymer-based bank note may say it's worth 5 pounds, but collectors have been paying well over that amount to get their hands on some of the first ones in circulation.


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New plastics technology 'could transform mainstream packaging applications'

A United Kingdom-based firm has unveiled what it called a "major new green plastics technology" which it claimed has the potential to transform mainstream packaging applications.


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K 2016 event to highlight 3-D printing

K 2016 will include special events that will explore the possibilities and limits of additive manufacturing.


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Covestro unveils Asia Pacific Innovation Experience Center

On the one-year anniversary of its spinoff from Bayer AG, Covestro AG debuted its Asia-Pacific Innovation Experience Center in Shanghai.


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Borealis studies feasibility of PDH plant in Belgium

Borealis AG has announced a feasibility study for a potential propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Belgium to support European supply of polypropylene and propylene.


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