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May 21, 2001 | Industry News

Developing regions fuel steady growth in polyethylene

HOUSTON, May 21 -- A report on global polyethylene consumption during 2000 concludes that 1% growth (300,000 metric tons) in North America, Europe, and Japan lagged far behind that of developing...

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May 21, 2001 | Industry News

Polysort teams with India?s Polymerupdate.com

AKRON, OH, May 21 -- Polysort has announced the formation of a partnership with Polymerupdate.com (owned by Shalimar Infotech Pvt. Ltd.), a plastics industry web site in India.Registered users of...

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May 19, 2001 | Industry News

GE Plastics names new head of Americas operation

PITTSFIELD, MA, May 18 -- GE Plastics has announced that Ferdinando “Nani” Beccalli, who has served as vp. and general manager of GE Plastics-Americas since 1997, has been named executive vp. of GE...

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May 18, 2001 | Industry News

Akzo Nobel to boost polysulfide sealant capacity

ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS, May 18 -- Akzo Nobel says it will undertake a “major expansion” at its Greiz polysulfide facility in Germany. When completed in early 2002, the enlarged unit will provide...

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May 17, 2001 | Industry News

Domo to acquire Basells PP operation in the Netherlands

BRUSSELS, May 17 -- Domo, based in Oudenaarde, Belgium, has signed an agreement to acquire Basell Polypropylene B.V., which owns polypropylene manufacturing facilities in Rozenburg, the...

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May 21, 2001 | Industry News

Golf tees are latest outlet for biodegradable PVA copolymer

LAS VEGAS, May 21 -- Millenium Plastics Corp. has signed a multi-year contract with Augusta Golf Products Ltd., Tenby, U.K., for the manufacture and sale of biodegradable golf tees made from...

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May 19, 2001 | Industry News

Rigid film makers move to cyclic olefins

SUMMIT, NJ, May 18 -- Two large suppliers of rigid films for thermoforming recently developed multilayer products incorporating barrier layers made of cyclic olefin copolymers instead of...

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May 18, 2001 | Industry News

Covisint selects Amsterdam as European headquarters

DETROIT, May 18 -- Covisint, the automotive e-marketplace set up by the Big Three auto makers, has decided to locate its European headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The company has...

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May 17, 2001 | Industry News

Ticona breaks ground for major UHMW-PE expansion

SUMMIT, NJ, May 17 -- Ticona broke ground Wednesday for a new $50 million ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene facility which will double the supplier’s worldwide capacity. The...

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May 17, 2001 | Industry News

ElastomerSolutions, Elemica form e-commerce partnership

WAYNE, PA, May 17 -- Elemica, the neutral e-business site for the chemicals industry, and ElastomerSolutions, the e-marketplace for the elastomers industry, have announced a partnership that is...

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