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Mitsui Chemicals has announced its decision to set up a new production facility for Milastomer TPE at the Ohio plant of its US subsidiary Advanced Composites, Inc. There will be one production line; capacity is said to be 6,000 t/y. Construction start is scheduled for January 2019, completion for June 2019. Operations are expected to commence in October 2019.

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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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AkzoNobel announced the sale of 100 % of its Specialty Chemicals business to investors The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of EUR 10.1 billion. According to AkzoNobel, this transaction creates two focused businesses – Paints and Coatings, and Specialty Chemicals – as part of its strategy announced in April 2017. The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of 2018.

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The Boge Rubber & Plastics Group, an automotive supplier in the field of rubber-metal and plastics technology, has been nominated on a large scale by the automobile manufacturer Daimler for a global vehicle platform.

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Freudenberg is further expanding its car floor mat business. In Germany, the Japan Vilene Company, a Freudenberg business group, has signed an agreement to acquire Hanns Glass GmbH & Co. KG, Grafing, Germany.

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LyondellBasell has announced that it will acquire A. Schulman, Inc. for a total consideration of USD 2.25 billion.

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The compounder Allod Werk­stoff GmbH & Co. KG further expands its global network in Asia. The TPE specialist with headquarter in Burgbernheim, Germany, has announced to open a sales office in Ningbo, China.

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Lubrizol has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony shortly before the Chinese New Year to unveil a new compounding line in Songjiang, China. The new line will commence production from Q1 2018, supporting the company's Engineered Polymers business and product lines including Estane thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and others.

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BASF India announced plans to cease its thermoplastic polyurethane production and expand manufacturing capacity of Cellasto cellular polyurethane elastomers at its Dahej plant in Gujarat, India, in line with changing customer needs in the South Asia region.

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