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Cariflex Pte. Ltd. announced that it will be constructing a new large-scale polyisoprene latex plant at its Paulinia, Brazil, facility to meet the strong market demand from its medical and consumer product customers. The company’s Board of Directors had already approved the approximate USD 50 million capital project in April 2020.

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Given the increased demand for its forklift tyre range, Rovince International Corp is investing in a two-fold capacity increase to its solid tyre manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka.

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The polystyrene producers AmSty, Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to jointly explore recycling options for polystyrene. According to the three partners, the companies are committed to a circular economy for polystyrene.

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Twelve technology license packages have been awarded to international technology providers for advancing the front end engineering and design (FEED) progress by Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company’s Duqm Petrochemical Project. At the heart of the project, the world scale mixed-feed steam cracker was awarded to Lummus Technology, as well as the natural gas liquids extraction and C4 block unit technologies including Butadiene, CDMtbe, and Butene-1 separation.

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The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. announced on 11 September 2020 that it will build a new plant in India’s Special Projects Zone, Atchutapuram Industrial Park, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. According to the company, the facilities will expand the production capacity of ATG (Alliance Tire Group), a Yokohama Rubber Group company engaged in the manufacturing and sale of off-highway tyres, such as those used on agricultural and other equipment.

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The Plastics Industry Association, producers of NPE: The Plastics Show, announced the opening of attendee registration for the industry’s largest trade show in the Americas.

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Borealis announced that it has successfully acquired a controlling stake in South Korean compounder DYM Solution Co. Ltd. The acquisition solidifies Borealis’ position as a partner of choice for global wire and cable customers, helping to meet the growing needs and requirements of the wire and cable industry today and in the future.

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OECD countries have agreed to update rules on the export of hazardous plastic waste for recycling in line with international changes so that advance consent from destination countries will be required ahead of shipping. However, they did not reach consensus on updated arrangements for the export of non-hazardous plastic waste. OECD countries have agreed to review the situation for non-hazardous plastic waste in 2024.

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