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Sumitomo Corporation (13.3 %), together with PTT Global Chemical Public Company Ltd. (PTTGC; 33.4 %) and Kuraray Co. Ltd. (53.3 %), have been jointly conducting a detailed feasibility study on the manufacture and sale of butadiene derivatives in Thailand and recently concluded a joint venture agreement with these partners.

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Repsol announced that its chemical business has signed up a voluntary commitment to increase the circularity and efficiency of resources. According to the company, this commitment is achieved through its adhesion to “Plastics 2030 – Voluntary Commitment”. PlasticsEurope published this voluntary commitment following the European Commission’s announcement on their Plastics Strategy initiative, adopted in January 2018.

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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 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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Asahi Kasei Corporation is increasing the prices of the following products for all overseas shipments, effective from 16 April 2018.

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Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) is hopeful of achieving more than 10 per cent export growth to MYR 18 billion this year, as global demand surpasses supply.

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Engro Corporation – a leading group of companies in Pakistan – has announced to invest a fresh PKR 3.03 billion into its subsidiary Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited (EPCL) as it looks to expand its chemical production plants by 2020.

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