DowDuPont Inc. has started production on a specialty polyethylene resin unit and on a new ethylene unit in Freeport, Texas. The new unit will have annual production of almost 900 million pounds of Elite-brand enhanced PE and more than 3 billion pounds of new ethylene. More than 1 billion pounds of ethylene capacity are expected to be added to that unit, which officials said will make it the world's single largest ethylene site.
Custom compounder Star Plastics Inc. has added new equipment and launched a rebranding campaign. Since late 2016, the firm has added a twin-screw extrusion line for development work at its headquarters site in Ravenswood, W. Va., president and CEO Doug Ritchie told Plastics News in a Sept. 19 phone interview. Star also has added lab functions for work on flame-retardant plastics, as well as new feeder systems in Ravenswood.
German giant BASF SE has entered a 1.6 billion euro ($1.9 billion) deal to buy Solvay SA’s nylon business, the two chemical companies announced Sept. 19. The move, which is part of Solvay’s transformation strategy to become a “multi-specialty” chemical company, the Brussels-based company said. According to BASF, the acquisition is expected to improve the net financial position of the group by about 1.3 billions euros ($1.55 billion).
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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