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For the markets in the Americas Kraton announced a price increase of 10 cpp or 220 USD/t for its SIS and SIBS polymers and compounds. The same price increase was announced for its SBS and OE SBS polymers and compounds.

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The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation will increase the price of all of its thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) range in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, effective 1 March 2010, or as soon as contracts allow.

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Bayer MaterialScience LLC launched the Baymedix brand of medical products, consolidating several product concepts under one unifying name, at the MD&M West trade show held earlier this month. The Baymedix portfolio includes several coatings products: Baymedix CL lubricious coatings, Baymedix CH hydrophilic coatings, and Baymedix CD drug-eluting coatings. It also encompasses Baymedix FG wound dressing foams manufactured by Bayer MaterialScience AG, and Baymedix AT topical tissue adhesives currently in development.

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The Vita Group has sold the VTC Franceschetti Elastomeri business, based in Corte Franca, Italy, in a buyout led by business manager, Francesco Franceschetti.

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Kuraray will increase the prices of its elastomer products, effective for all shipments on and after 1 March 2010. Details of the price revisions are given below.

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Merquinsa announced a price increase of EUR 200.00 per tonne across the European region, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent; and USD 300.00 per tonne in Asia, Latin America and North America for all Pearlstick and Pearlbond TPU speciality resins.

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Chemtura has entered a long-term strategic sourcing agreement with Albemarle. Under the agreement, Chemtura will source BA-59P, DE-83R, Firemaster 2100, n-propyl bromide and sodium bromide from Albemarle. Additionally, Albemarle is assigning its brine interests in Chemtura's West Brine production unit located in Union County, AR, USA, to Chemtura, which will further strengthen the company's bromine operations and maximise productivity.

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At Tessenderlo Frank Coenen, 50, succeeds Gérard Marchand, 66, as new Group CEO as per 15 January 2010.

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“SPE PRO”, a new free online service from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), provides a regularly updated selection of professionally edited briefs in key sectors of plastics technology and polymer science, enabling site visitors to keep abreast of the latest developments.

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PolyOne Corporation reported net income of USD 24.0 million, or USD 0.25 per diluted share on revenues of USD 552.5 million in Q4 2009, compared with a net loss of USD 282.6 million or USD 3.07 per diluted share on revenues of USD 541.8 million in Q4 2008. On a comparable basis, earnings per share before special items and one-time tax items increased 75 % over prior year levels to USD 0.14 per diluted share compared to USD 0.08 per diluted share recorded in Q4 2008.

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