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Netherlands-based Royal DSM has entered into a joint venture with Zhejing NHU, a publicly-traded specialty chemicals company based in Xinchang, China.
22 May 2015
Nampak Plastics will show packaging companies how Infini can be used by them. 21 May 2015
Polymer bearings and reinforced plastic cable carriers plastics materials specialist  Igus will display a range of  new tribopolymer materials. 21 May 2015
Andy Postlethwaite, the chemical giant’s senior vice president for performance materials Asia Pacific, said the launch of designfabrik Shanghai would mean it was better equipped to bring to life the creative ideas of the industrial design community in China and Asia Pacific for the benefit of customers
21 May 2015
HDPE faces the shortest availability of all polymers at present and notations skyrocketed by €180 (£131)/tonne, while polypropylene gained €150 (£109)/tonne and PVC registered gains of close to €100 (£73)/tonne.  
19 May 2015
The chmicals group said its improved profitability was the result of an improved performance from its three profit centres “despite the lower [oil] price environment”.
18 May 2015
The new plant, which is located in Changshu, 50 miles north west of Shanghai, is able to produce up to 6,000 tonnes of masterbatch a year. 15 May 2015
Part of a unit making plastics feedstocks ethylene and propylene was damaged by a fire on 10 May at a Shell Deutschland Oil oil refinery and chemicals plant in Wesseling. 14 May 2015
The Croydon-based materials firm, which held its annual general meeting today, said it had delivered sales growth in polyolefin foams, high performance products and Mucell extrusion.
13 May 2015
Solvay, the Belgium-headquartered chemicals giant, reported that its net sales for the first quarter of 2015 rose 6.4% to €2.64bn (£1.97bn), compared with the same period for 2014.  
8 May 2015
California-based biotech firm Solazyme provided the algae oil used to make the board and the project was funded by the US Energy Department.
8 May 2015
The in-house facility addresses the need for hands-on shopfloor training in engineering and polymer processing 8 May 2015
The plastics industry is being urged to engage with stakeholders to ensure it has the skilled workforce and continuous pipeline of talent that it needs, both now and into the future. PRW reports 8 May 2015
A poll conducted by Brilliant Little Planet, a bioplastics supplier, and Adapt Low Carbon Group, a management consultancy, found that while eight out of 10 respondents said they used biodegradable products, more than half felt the cost was too high 7 May 2015
The new plant will be the first to produce the material outside the of the US with Chevron Phillips Chemical’s innovative technology, which came as a result of the technology licensing agreement reached between both companies in 2014. 
7 May 2015

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