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Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber-product converting company, announced that it will establish a R&D facility for fibers including polyester fibers in Thailand.

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The elastomer coated fabrics market is projected to grow from USD 9.67 billion in 2017 to USD 11.85 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.16 % during the forecast period. This is a result of a recent study published by MarketsandMarkets.

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Hanwha Total Petrochemical, a 50/50 joint venture between Hanwha and Total, will invest more than USD 300 Million to expand its integrated refining & petrochemicals platform located in Daesan, South Korea. 

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation have jointly developed the new engineering plastic Durabio, which is made from isosorbide deriving from plants. The material is said to feature superior properties compared to general bio-based engineering plastics in terms of impact resistance, heat resistance and weathering. The new grade has been adopted for the front grill of the Mazda CX-5.

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Socfin Cambodia, the local branch of a Europe-based international rubber producing company that currently operates a 7,500 hectare rubber plantation in Mondulkiri, Cambodia, has announced plans to open the doors to its first rubber factory next April, with an initial investment of USD 5.7 million, a company executive said.

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Sasa Polyester Sanayi has awarded a contract to Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions' Uhde Inventa-Fischer subsidiary to build two new world-scale polyethylene terephthalate (PET) facilities in Adana, Turkey.

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Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd’s KBR Catalytic Olefins Technology catalytic cracking reactor (K-COT) will resume operations on Saturday (16 Dec 2017) following a stop-work order in early October 2017.

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On 18 December 2017, Celanese Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Omni Plastics and its subsidiaries, including the distributor Resinal de Mexico.

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The government on Friday (15 Dec 2017) approved state measures to tackle low rubber prices, including a new loan package worth THB 20 billion for entrepreneurs who agree to purchase and stockpile rubber.

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DuPont has contracted Toyobo to manufacture DuPont Apexa biodegradable polymers, developed by DuPont Industrial Biosciences, using Toyobo's aluminum-based GS Catalyst.

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