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Articles Tagged with ''polymers''

European polymer industry faces continued pressure

The European polymer industry has come under pressure this year from producers in the United States and the Middle East, where cheap feedstocks have led to an expansion in capacity.
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Bayer to spin off polymer materials business

German chemical and pharmaceutical group Bayer revealed last week that it plans to spin off its polymer business, MaterialScience, as a separate company.
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US researchers highlight possibilities for lignin use

Is it possible to convert lignin into valuable products? New research from the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests that it is.
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Stepan announces potential $60 million to $70 million chemical facility in Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Stepan Company President and CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr. announced July 25 the company will complete front-end engineering and design work for a potential $60 million to $70 million chemical production facility in the existing industrial corridor of Ascension Parish.
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Total plans to increase hydrocarbon resins, polymer production in France

French oil and gas giant Total will invest EUR160 million to convert its Carling petrochemical platform by 2016 and plans to close the naphtha cracker during the second half of 2015.
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US natural polymer market to be worth $7.12 billion in 2018

U.S. natural polymer sales generated revenues of $4.95 billion in 2012, and demand is expected to remain on the rise in the next few years.
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SNF to build specialty chemicals plant in northeast England

SNF Oil and Gas Limited, a subsidiary of French-based water-soluble polymer producer SNF Group, has announced plans to build a specialty chemical plant in northeast England that will employ approximately 250 workers.
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Polymers producer banks on thermoplastic pumps for waste stream handling

Effluent streams, both strongly acidic and alkaline, make demineralization and corrosion resistance a priority
Kaneka Texas Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Kaneka Corp. of Japan, is a maker of specialty polymers and fine chemicals. For several applications involving wastewater and circulation of scrubbing liquids, the company’s Pasadena, Calif., site relies on thermoplastic pumps to ensure reliable operation under corrosive conditions.
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