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Azelis sells thermoplastic polymers business

In line with its strategy to focus on specialty chemicals and ingredients, Azelis has announced the sale of the Thermoplastic Polymers Business Area within the Azelis Group to Gazechim Plastics who has acquired this business. This transfer means Gazechim Plastics is now managing in its entirety the Thermoplastic Polymers business and its employees, effective May 15th. Gazechim Group was deemed to be the ideal partner to sell the business to, as they were looking to complement their already strong presence in thermoplastic and thermoset products, refrigerant and liquefied gases, with a leading polymers offering.

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Dow unveils new lab-scale equipment at the performance plastics innovation center

In line with the Company’s commitment to innovation, Dow Europe GmbH (“Dow”) has announced today enhanced formulation and testing capabilities at the Performance Plastics Innovation Center at Dow’s European Headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland. Responding to extensive growth in the use of elastomers for adhesives and flexible membranes, Dow has invested in new lab-scale equipment at the Center which will help accelerate technical developments in these key market segments. Among the new lab capabilities is the installation of a hot melt adhesive coating and lamination unit and a direct extrusion line for flexible membranes

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New category of bioplastics — Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) and starch hybrid compounds

Cereplast, Inc. has announced the introduction of a new category of bioplastics — Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) and starch hybrid compounds. The first product in this category is the new Cereplast Hybrid Resins® grade, Hybrid 651D, which is a tough, soft touch, pliable material that is ideal for extrusions and soft injection moldable applications

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Chinese polyolefin buyers cautious in their March outlook

Chinese PP and PE buyers are expressing caution in their market outlooks for March, as per ChemOrbis. Buyers complained that demand for their end products has not been as good as anticipated after the holidays. They do not expect any sudden improvement in demand in April.

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New state-of-the-art pilot facility at Mt. Vernon to streamline polymer research and product development

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business has inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art pilot facility that will allow chemistry and process development for its high performance polymers (HPP) – Ultem*, Siltem* and Extem* resins – product line. The new 3,000-sq.-ft., world-class facility is an innovation resource that will enable SABIC to more rapidly produce new polymers – particularly custom formulations – for customers.

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EXL copolymer boosts design freedom for next-generation miniaturized photovoltaic systems

SABICÂ’s Innovative Plastics business announced a new, high-performance Lexan* EXL copolymer resin that addresses the fast-moving trend toward miniaturization of photovoltaic (PV) connectors and junction boxes.

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Two molded automotive applications received top at 2011 SPE? Automotive Innovation Awards competition

Two automotive applications molded from SABIC’s Innovative Plastics’ broad portfolio of thermoplastic materials received top honors at the 2011 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) Automotive Innovation Awards competition – including the coveted Hall of Fame award and the overall Grand Award.

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SABIC inaugurates polypropylene compounding plant in Mississippi

SABIC Innovative Plastics has officially opened its specialty polypropylene (PP) compounding operation at its Bay St. Louis, Mississippi manufacturing site

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SABIC and Chongqing Government ink MoU to build engineering thermoplastics compounding plant

SABICÂ’s Innovative Plastics business, Chongqing Xiyong Micro-electronics Industrial Park, and the Chongqing Economic and Informatization Commission announced a memorandum of understanding where SABIC would establish an engineering thermoplastics compounding plant in Chongqing, China. The move supports the Chinese governmentÂ’s 12th Five-Year Plan to expand into the countryÂ’s western region and reinforces SABICÂ’s commitment to build on its long heritage of serving this important marketplace with innovative and consistently high-quality materials solutions

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Cabot adds graphene to its portfolio

Cabot has added this emerging performance technology to its portfolio through an intellectual property licensing agreement with XG Sciences, Inc. Under the agreement, Cabot will license intellectual property rights to XG’s xGnP graphene nanoplatelets technology, including detailed know-how regarding the manufacturing process. The move is consistent with Cabot’s commitment to provide customers with enabling materials solutions that deliver high performance, said Fred von Gottberg, Cabot vice president, New Business segment

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