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Air Products and Huntsman recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of what will be Air Products’ new steam methane reformer (SMR) and cold box in Geismar, LA, USA.

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KraussMaffei Berstorff announced that it will present the new ZE-CN twin-screw extruder series at Chinaplas (hall 2H, stand 2T01), which will be held from 24 – 27 April 2018 in Shanghai, China.

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Cabot Corporation announced that it will increase the prices for all rubber carbon black products sold by its Reinforcement Materials segment in North America.

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BASF has started up a new production line for Ultrason polyarylsulfone at its site in Yeosu, South Korea, to meet growing market demand worldwide.

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) has set up a regional management company for its performance polymers business in Singapore to expand the scale of the business in the fast-growing ASEAN markets.

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have signed an agreement to strengthen rubber production in the Philippines.

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Ineos Styrolution announced that it will commission an engineering study to build a world-scale styrene monomer plant on the US Gulf Coast.

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The Italian company S.T. Soffiaggio Tecnica s.r.l. (ST Blow Moulding) will be showcasing the 125th blow molding machine of the ASPI series with parison suction technology at Chinaplas 2018 (hall 2H, stand 2D67) from 24 – 27 April 2018 in Shanghai, China.

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The VMI Group announced that it will be showcasing its automated solutions for the retreading process at The Tire Cologne show from 29 May – 1 June 2018 in Cologne, Germany.

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The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) announced that 1.2 million square feet (~ 111,000 m²) on the NPE2018: The Plastics Show exhibit floor has been sold to exhibitors, making it the largest NPE show in history.

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