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Apr 19, 2001 | Industry News

Ticona ramps up U.S. production for extra long-fiber composites

SUMMIT, NJ, April 19 -- After commercial success with its Compel extra long (1- to 2 in) fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites in Europe, Ticona has started production of polypropylene-based...

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Apr 18, 2001 | Industry News

Townsend report analyzes shifting PP supply and demand

HOUSTON, April 18 -- A report on polypropylene consumption for 2000 issued by Phillip Townsend Associates identifies less-than-predicted demand growth of 1% to 2% in North America and Europe, but...

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Apr 13, 2001 | Industry News

All-electrics take off as energy costs climb and markets expand

BATAVIA, OH, April 13 -- The end of government-subsidized, low-cost electricity, penetration into commodity markets, and the advent of mammoth machines are primary factors behind solid 25% sales...

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Apr 13, 2001 | Industry News

New England injection molder plans Southwest expansion

SEYMOUR, CT, April 13 -- Plastics Molding Technology Inc. will open a new injection molding plant this spring in El Paso, TX, in response to new business opportunities in the Southwest and...

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Apr 11, 2001 | Industry News

BASF announces ambitious five-year investment plan

BARCELONA, April 11 -- BASF's announced plans Tuesday to invest $2.5 billion over five years to further expand its global plastics business. The materials supplier also reported strong sales and...

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Apr 18, 2001 | Industry News

Dow, Mobius move PUR recycling technology to fast track

MIDLAND, MI, April 18 -- Dow Chemical and Mobius Technologies, Grass Valley, CA, have entered into a joint marketing agreement to sell Mobius' novel recycling technology for flexible polyurethane...

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Apr 16, 2001 | Industry News

Deere launches new resin sourcing strategy to cut costs

MOLINE, IL, April 16 -- Deere & Co., a leading lawn and garden and heavy equipment manufacturer based here, is focusing its $360 million/yr plastics purchase on a more standardized set of resin...

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Apr 13, 2001 | Industry News

DuPont invests in conductive polymer displays

WILMINGTON, DE, April 13 -- DuPont Displays, which last year acquired Uniax Corp. and its polymer-based organic light-emitting diode display technology, has committed $15 million to construct a...

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Apr 12, 2001 | Industry News

Victims' families file lawsuit in BP Amoco accident

AUGUSTA, GA, April 12 -- The families of two of the three men killed in a March 13 accident at BP Amoco's Amodel polyphthalamide facility here have filed a lawsuit against manufacturers of a process...

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Apr 10, 2001 | Industry News

European Commission approves Dow, EniChem acquisitions

BRUSSELS, April 10 -- The European Commission has approved Dow Chemical Co.'s acquisition of EniChem SpA's polyurethanes business. The commission also endorsed EniChem's purchase of Dow's 50% stake...

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