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Borealis, the Austria-headquartered chemicals giant, announced record annual net profits today, numbers the group said were boosted by improved margins in its olefins and polyolefins operation.
 
2 March 2015
The continued drive towards lightweighting is fuelling the penetration of engineering polymer applications in the automotive sector 27 February 2015
Lanxess has introduced new PBT grades for  exterior vehicle structural parts 27 February 2015
DuPont Vespel material used in key part of turbochargers 27 February 2015
Styrolution is reaping the benefits of a shift in strategy aimed at penetrating new applications. PRW looks at the sectors it has been targeting 27 February 2015
The Belgium-headquartered chemicals giant has reported a near-9% rise in fourth quarter net sales and annual turnover up 5% year-on-year.
 
27 February 2015
The Staffordshire-based firm has been exporting to a number of European countries for more than a decade but said it had recently initiated deals in Australia, Libya, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
 
26 February 2015
Azelis said its staff had given the deal, terms for which were not disclosed, “a favourable opinion” and the group expected the sale to close by the end of June this year.
 
25 February 2015
Swiss speciality chemicals group has seen full-year sales rise by 5% in local currencies in its latest trading statement.

 

  18 February 2015

Projects aimed at improving competitiveness and manufacturing efficiency include adapting the production capacity of the olefins plant, increasing the output of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) resins and investment to raise propylene processing at the polypropylene unit. 
 
17 February 2015
Guangzhou-based Kingfa Science & Technology announced yesterday that it had completed the registration of a wholly-owned subsidiary in the state of Michigan.
 
17 February 2015
SteriTouch has developed a silver  ion-based additive for Sennheiser sports headphones 13 February 2015
PolyOne has developed  a line of new liquid colourants for PET personal care and cosmetic products packaging 13 February 2015
Abbey Masterbatch is to increase plant capacity by 30% through a £500,000 investment programme 13 February 2015
PV Fast Orange HGR expands design colour spectrum 13 February 2015


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