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  • Mexichem buys Vestolit for EUR219 mn
    Mexichem buys Vestolit for EUR219 mn
    Mexican petrochemicals firm Mexichem SAB is buying German chemical maker Vestolit from Strategic Value Partners for EUR219 million in cash and assumed liabilities. Vestolit is Europe’s only manufacturer of High Impact Suspension PVC (HIS-PVC) for...
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Materials News

  • Clariant to set up masterbatch plant in Australia
    Clariant to set up masterbatch plant in Australia
    Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant plans to build its newest masterbatches plant in greater Sydney Area, Australia. The new plant will mainly serve the Australian market with a full range of color and additive masterbatches, technically innovative...
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Machinery News

  • Scoring high in energy efficiency
    Dow’s first license for die technology in Asia; Jinming to add on PVDC machinery
    Materials supplier Dow Chemical and Chinese extrusion machinery maker Guangdong Jinming Machinery have signed a licensing agreement that enables Jinming to utilise Dow’s proprietary pre-encapsulation die...
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PRA August 2014
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The surging demand for pipes, especially in Asia, is giving the impetus for a plethora of feature-enhanced extrusion machines
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  • Hexpol completes acquisition of Kardoes Rubber
    Hexpol completes acquisition of Kardoes Rubber
    Hexpol has acquired the business of Kardoes Rubber Co. from the founder Frank Kardoes and his family. Kardoes is today a well-known Rubber Compounder in the US market. Kardoes Rubber has a manufacturing facility in LaFayette, Alabama with around 90 employees, and had a turnover of US$43 mn in 2013. The acquired business has an EBITDA...
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  • DIC picks China for PPS plant; auto sector growth targeted
    DIC picks China for PPS plant; auto sector growth targeted
    Japanese materials supplier DIC Corporation is building its first polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) compounding plant in China in the city of Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province. The new plant, total investment in which will be approximately 1.3 billion yen, will be located within the site occupied by wholly owned subsidiary DIC Zhangjiagang Chemicals, which...
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