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Jun 28, 2001 | Industry News

AES forms TPE alliances in China and India

AKRON, OH, June 28 -- Advanced Elastomer Systems L.P. has established strategic alliances with Sei Woo Rubber Works Pte. Ltd. and Hydro S&S Industries Ltd. to develop and market new TPEs in the...

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Jun 28, 2001 | Industry News

Marlin-Alltrista deal falls through

INDIANAPOLIS, June 28 -- The investment firm Marlin Partners II, LP, has withdrawn its offer to acquire Alltrista Corp., a large custom plastics processor. At the same time, Alltrista announced that...

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Jun 28, 2001 | Industry News

Kureha slates PPS expansion in Japan

TOKYO, June 28 -- Kureha Chemicals Co. has announced plans to boost capacity up to 10,000 metric tons at its Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant in Nishiki, Japan, in response to growing...

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Jun 27, 2001 | Industry News

Rapid Granulator closes South Carolina plant

ROCKFORD, IL, June 27 -- Faced with a sluggish economy and deteriorating demand, Rapid Granulator has closed its 35,000-sq-ft Goose Creek, SC, manufacturing facility. Fourteen jobs were eliminated...

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Jun 27, 2001 | Industry News

Eastman trims workforce at fine chemicals plant

KINGSPORT, TN, June 27 -- To reduce costs and position itself for future growth, Eastman Chemical announced the elimination of 100 positions at its Batesville, AR, fine chemicals plant. The...

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Jun 28, 2001 | Industry News

Soluble polymer is key to metal injection process

SAN DIEGO, June 28 -- A metal injection molding materials technology that employs soluble polymer binders instead of conventional thermoplastics has registered its first large-scale application...

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Jun 28, 2001 | Industry News

Bayer/Lyondell JV breaks ground for PUR feedstock plant

ROTTERDAM, June 28 -- Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, and Lyondell Chemical Co., Houston, broke ground Wednesday for a new production facility for propylene oxide and styrene in Maasvlakte...

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Jun 27, 2001 | Industry News

Delphi scales back plans for injection molding plant

WARREN, OH, June 27 -- Delphi Packard Electric Systems has decided to scale back plans for an injection molding plant in Vienna Township due to a slowdown in the economy.The company, a unit of...

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Jun 27, 2001 | Industry News

Pliant reaches deal with Uniplast

SCHAUMBURG, IL, June 27 -- Pliant Corp., formerly Huntsman Packaging, has inked a deal to acquire a producer of multilayer, industrial, and cast and embossed film products with six U.S. plants and...

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Jun 27, 2001 | Industry News

Chevron Phillips and Qatar Petroleum to build olefin plants

HOUSTON, June 27 -- Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC and Qatar Petroleum of Qatar have signed a joint venture agreement for the development of world-scale olefin manufacturing facilities in the...

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