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Sep 10, 2001 | Industry News

BP Amoco reveals findings of fatal accident probe

AUGUSTA, GA, Sept. 10 -- An internal investigation by BP Amoco Polymers into a March 13 accident that killed three workers here cites an “unforeseen chemical reaction” as the cause of the incident...

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Sep 10, 2001 | Industry News

Nova Chemicals' earnings continue to slide

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10 -- Due to extended summer shutdowns by polystyrene and polyethylene processors and minimal resin purchasing in expectation of further price drops, Nova Chemicals has estimated a...

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Sep 10, 2001 | Industry News

Goodrich finalizes acquisition of Dana's polymer bearings unit

CHARLOTTE, NC, Sept. 10 -- Goodrich Corp. has completed the acquisition of Dana Corp.'s Glacier Industrial Bearings business that it first announced in May. With sales of approximately $100 million...

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Sep 7, 2001 | Industry News

Goodyear signs deal to develop polyurethane auto tires

AKRON, OH, Sept. 7 -- Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has signed an exclusive agreement with Amerityre Corp., Boulder City, NV, to jointly develop polyurethane tires that would replace standard rubber...

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Sep 7, 2001 | Industry News

Solvay plant to produce eco-efficient blowing agents

BRUSSELS, Sept. 7 -- Solvay Fluor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solvay S.A., plans to construct a plant in Tavaux, France, for the production of Solkan 365mfc, a new eco-efficient insulating and...

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Sep 10, 2001 | Industry News

Ticona exec to leave at year end

SUMMIT, NJ, Sept. 10 -- Edward Mu?oz, member of the Board of Management of Celanese AG and chief executive officer of Ticona Technical Polymers, will leave the company at year end to join Mu?oz...

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Sep 10, 2001 | Industry News

Coextruded sheet is developed for thermoformed antistatic trays

KINGSPORT, TN, Sept. 10 -- Eastman Chemical Co. has introduced a system for coextruding static dissipative sheet for thermoformed trays used in the manufacture of sensitive electronic assemblies...

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Sep 7, 2001 | Industry News

FDA says phthalate poses risk for infants

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- A Food and Drug Administration safety assessment has concluded that the PVC plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) used to soften such items as medical tubing and blood...

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Sep 7, 2001 | Industry News

BP Amoco to boost sulfone polymer capacity

ALPHARETTA, GA, Sept. 7 -- BP Amoco Polymers has announced plans toexpand its sulfone polymers plant in Marietta, OH, and sulfone monomer plant in Augusta, GA.Construction is already underway at...

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Sep 6, 2001 | Industry News

Azdel adds capacity for thermoplastic composites

SHELBY, NC, Sept. 6 -- AZDEL Inc., a joint venture between GE Plastics and PPG Industries Inc., is expanding capacity for its thermoplastic composite materials in both North America and Europe. The...

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