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SECOS: New biodegradable resins plant in Malaysia onstream / Capacity expandable to 12,000 t/y

14/08/2018

Biodegradable resins producer and packaging group Secos has a new facility in Malaysia that is now onstream. The new resins-only plant is located in Telok Panglima Garang, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, and will produce both bioplastic and ...
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INVISTA: Plans for ADN Plant in China / Asian demand exceeds availability

14/08/2018

US PA 6.6 behemoth Invista is reviving plans to build a world-scale plant for adiponitrile in China. The company said it has begun engineering work for a facility that would produce at minimum 300,000 t/y of the key polyamide ...
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STORA ENSO: Wood-based biocomposites as plastics alternative / Consumer goods and industrial applications

13/08/2018

Finnish renewable materials company Stora Enso has launched a range of wood-based biocomposites that it said offers a high-performance and sustainable alternative to plastics. The DuraSense granules are a combination of natural wood ...
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SABIC: Launch of glass fibre-reinforced plastic panels for construction industry

13/08/2018

Sabic has launched its "Stadeck" panels for the construction industry. The new panels are made from glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic resin, and according to Sabic can be up to 60% lighter than standard wooden planks used in the ...
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COIM: Italian PU manufacturer begins expansion in US

13/08/2018

PU and composites specialist Coim has broken ground on an expansion of its production of polyester polyols and prepolymers in West Deptford, New Jersey / USA. The total capacity of the plant near Philadelphia is expected to more than ...
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VICTREX: Two PAEK grades for 3D printing

10/08/2018

High-performance polymers manufacturer Victrex will next month release the technical results of studies into two new materials it is developing for use in additive manufacturing. The first material is a high-strength product for laser ...
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CARCLO: Consort Medical pulls the plug on all-share bid for UK medical plastics manufacturer

10/08/2018

Consort Medical has pulled out of its attempt to buy rival medical plastics manufacturer Carclo, saying a deal would not be in its own investors interests. Last month, Consort launched an speculative bid for the company of GBP 1.16 a ...
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GURIT: Composites producer sells Qingdao PVC site / Buyer is Chinese firm

10/08/2018

Swiss composites specialist Gurit is selling its PVC production site at Qingdao, Shandong / China to a local producer, Qingdao Zhengyu Sunshine Industrial, for an undisclosed sum. Gurit said the transaction, expected to close in October ...
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ARMACELL: Takeover of Italian soundproofing insulation manufacturer Guarto

10/08/2018

Armacell is expanding its manufacturing footprint in southern Europe. The flexible insulation foams producer has announced its acquisition of Guarto, a manufacturer of PU soundproofing solutions. Guartos non-flammable sound insulation ...
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ARKEMA: French group sets up 3D printing centre at Sartomer in the US

09/08/2018

Arkema has set up a centre for additive manufacturing at its US subsidiary Sartomer in Exton, Pennsylvania. A former subsidiary of Total, Sartomer is focused on coatings and resins, and will develop 3D-printable and UV-curable materials ...
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