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LyondellBasell buying A. Schulman for $2.25 billion

The purchase doubles the size of LyondellBasell's existing compounding business and creates a business with combined revenue of $4.6 billion.

Total, Borealis and Nova to form petrochemicals JV

Affiliates of chemical makers Total SA, Borealis AG, and Nova Chemicals Corp. have signed definitive agreements to form a petrochemical joint venture on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Quebec recycler gets grant to process more EPS

Victoriaville, Que.-based waste management firm Gaudreau Environnement has received a $49,250 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition to fund a foam densifier that will allow it to capture more expanded polystyrene packaging for recycling.

Evonik opens new polyamide 12 powder plant in Germany

Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Industries AG has opened a new production line for specialty polyamide 12 powders at its global production site in Marl, Germany.
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Fanta reborn in new spiral PET bottle

Seven decades after the Coca-Cola Co. introduced its popular Fanta product, the bottle style was starting to look tired. Which is why Coca-Cola partnered with Sidel, a division of packaging supplier Sidel Group, to rejuvenate the Fanta brand in a new “spiral” PET bottle redesign. » Read More
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Montreal start-up wants to fast-track your R&D

AxiPolymer Inc., a new product development firm that specializes in the polymer industry, is on a mission to help small and mid-sized plastics companies design and develop innovative products. » Read More

Plastics Recycling 2018

Feb. 19-21, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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Americas Polyester Industry Conference

Feb. 21-22, 2018
Location: Houston, Texas
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JEC World 2018

March 6-8, 2018
Location: Paris, France
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