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LyondellBasell and Sasol form integrated PE joint venture in Louisiana

Houston-based LyondellBasell is paying US$2 billion to acquire a 50/50 stake in Sasol's new petrochemicals complex in Lake Charles.

Mitsubishi Chemical completes acquisition of Gelest

Based in Morrisville, Pa., Gelest produces silicon chemicals, methacrylates, and metal-organic compounds.

Borealis, Borouge and Itochu collaborate to target Japan’s bio-PP market

The collaboration is designed to enable uptake of renewable polypropylene in the Japanese market.
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M. Holland co-founder Joan Holland passes away

She and her late husband Marvin Holland founded the international resin distribution firm in 1950. » Read more

Auto supplier Angstrom buys custom injection molder Vantec Inc.

Headquartered in Webster City, Iowa, Vantec will be renamed Vantec LLC. » Read more
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Plastic-eating enzyme “cocktail” offers new hope for plastic waste

The same team of UK researchers who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme PETase have now created an enzyme "cocktail' which can digest plastic up to six times faster. » Read More
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Lego-inspired 3D-printed bricks can heal bone and soft tissue

Developed by a research team at Oregon Health and Science University, the tiny, modular scaffolding can be used to regrow biomaterials to speed repair of injuries and broken limbs. » Read More