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Railroad Says Its Committed to Hauling Fertilizer 
ABC News - 82 Minutes ago
Canadian Pacific Railway has told a federal oversight board that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "significant challenge" for the railroad. The Calgary, Alberta-based railroad     Add Comment

Shandong Polymer Biochemicals Co Ltd announces FY 2013 dividend payment 
Reuters - 80 Minutes ago
Shandong Polymer Biochemicals Co Ltd:To pay a cash dividend of 0.3 yuan (pre-tax) per 10 shares to shareholders for the fiscal year 2    Add Comment

Vast majority of Americans expect lab-grown organs to be commonplace within 50 years 
PlasticsToday.com - 4 Hours ago
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Breyer sells PET film extrusion lines to Middle East customer 
PlasticsToday.com - 5 Hours ago
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BNSF Railway outlines ways to increase fertilizer shipments [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)  
BusinessWeek - 9 Hours ago
April 18--WASHINGTON -- BNSF Railway Co. hopes to deliver 52 trainloads of critically needed fertilizer across the Upper Midwest in the next six weeks so farmers will be able to plant crops. Supplies     Add Comment

Chairman: PPG 'the largest coatings company in the world' [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  
BusinessWeek - 9 Hours ago
April 18--In a year that delivered record earnings to its shareholders, PPG Industries That was the message chairman Charles Bunch gave to shareholders Thursday morning at the corporation's 131st annual     Add Comment

Celanese Halogen-Free Fortron® PPS CES50 Developed for Latest Consumer Electronics  
Reuters - 9 Hours ago
Celanese Halogen-Free Fortron ® PPS CES50 Developed for Latest Consumer Electronics Device Housings Delivers strong mechanical strength in thin-wall applications Celanese Corporation
Celanese Halogen-Free Fortron? PPS CES50 Developed for Latest Consumer Electronics  I Stock Analyst
Celanese Halogen-Free Fortron(r) PPS CES50 Developed for Latest Con... Finwin
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NITTO FC amends consolidated mid-year outlook for FY 2014 
Reuters UK - 9 Hours ago
8:00am BST NITTO FC CO LTD:Says the company lowered the consolidated mid-year outlook for revenue to 9,990 million yen from 10,100 million yen for the fiscal year ending Sep. 2014.Sees an increased     Add Comment

Best Denki to pay year-end dividend for FY 2014 
Reuters UK - 11 Hours ago
7:00am BST Best Denki Co Ltd:To pay year-end dividend of 1 yen per share (170,304,718 yen in total), above the latest dividend forecast of 0 yen per share, for fiscal year 2014.Record date Feb. 28 and
KUREHA to pay year-end dividend for FY 2014 Reuters UK
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Sekisui Plastics appoints president 
Reuters - 11 Hours ago
Sekisui Plastics Co Ltd:Appointed Hashiwabara Masato as president of the company ,to replace Ono Keizo.Change effective June 24.    Add Comment

Contract manufacturer MGS purchases Hospira molding facility in Buffalo 
PlasticsToday.com - 20 Hours ago
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Gimac unveils smart medical balloon extrusion system 
PlasticsToday.com - 20 Hours ago
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Is Monsanto Company Wrong About Pest Resistance? 
Motley Fool - 5 Hours ago
Are storm clouds brewing on the horizon for corn farmers? Source: Ben Collins/Flickr. There's a growing concern in the agricultural industry that pits concerned individuals against Monsanto (NYSE: MON     Add Comment

2014 Fertilizer prices versus last five years 
SoyBean Digest - 96 Minutes ago
Fertilizer prices have been increasing in recent months; however, per acre fertilizer costs should be lower in 2014 than in recent years. These are monthly prices for anhydrous ammonia, diammonium phosphate     Add Comment

Saudi Arabia petrochemicals market: Latest market analysis presented 
Live-PR.com - 2 Hours ago
(live-PR.com) - The Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Report has been researched at source, and features our market assessment and independent forecasts for key petrochemicals sub-sectors. The report also analyses     Add Comment

Lanthanum ions intervened in enzymatic production and elimination of reactive oxygen  
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - 4 Hours ago
Abstract Rare earth elements (REEs) at proper concentrations were observed to alleviate heavy metal stress. However, the potential mechanisms are not clear. Thus, the present work focused on the mechanisms
Multiple Enzymatic Digestions and Ion Mobility Separation Improve Quantification  Analytical Chemistry
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“Extreme levels” of Herbicide Roundup Found in Food 
Environmental Working Group - 5 Hours ago
A new study led by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of Roundup, the agricultural herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, in genetically engineered soy.  The     Add Comment

1st Quarter: DuPont's Sales Down 3%, Earnings Up 5% 
Agri Marketing - 5 Hours ago
Source: DuPont news release To read the entire report click here. First Quarter Highlights *Substantial earnings increases and operating margin improvement across most segments including: Safety     Add Comment

Chemtura to sell agrochemicals unit for $1 billion 
Hydrocarbon Processing - 6 Hours ago
By SIMON CASEY and DAVID WELCH Bloomberg Platform Specialty Products, a chemicals company co-founded by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen and backed by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, agreed to buy Chemtura's     Add Comment

Morocco’s Phosphates group Raises USD 1.55 Billion in Debut Sale of Bonds 
Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse - 6 Hours ago
Politics : Moroccan Sahara: Hilale hands a message from HM the King to Ban Ki-moon Economy : Politics : Human Rights: Progress made by Morocco, mainly in South provinces, recognized by UNSG latest report     Add Comment
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Goodyear Reveals Ten Finalists for Name the Blimp Contest 
BusinessWeek - 8 Hours ago
/PRNewswire/ -- After receiving nearly 15,000 unique submissions for its national "Name the Blimp" contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has selected 10 finalist names for its newest     Add Comment

Paul McCartney Tickets for Nashville, TN: Ticketability.com Lowers Prices on Paul  
Sys-Con Canada - 97 Minutes ago
By: PR Newswire Apr. 18, 2014 03:12 PM GERMANTOWN, Wis., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ticketability.com is offering online customers affordable prices for Paul McCartney Bridgestone Arena tickets.     Add Comment

BRIEF: Turkmenistan prolongs tender for polypropylene purchase [Trend News Agency,  
BusinessWeek - 7 Hours ago
April 18--Turkmenistan's State Concern Turkmenneftegazstroy has prolonged the tender for purchase of Polypropylene Random Copolymer (PPRC). All those interested in participating in the tender are invited
Turkmenistan prolongs tender for polypropylene purchase Trend News Agency
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Sekisui Plastics appoints president 
Reuters - 11 Hours ago
Sekisui Plastics Co Ltd:Appointed Hashiwabara Masato as president of the company ,to replace Ono Keizo.Change effective June 24.    Add Comment

Gecko-Like Adhesives Useful for Real World Surfaces 
Product Design and Development - 4 Hours ago
The ability to stick objects to a wide range of surfaces such as drywall, wood, metal and glass with a single adhesive has been the elusive goal of many research teams across the world, but now a team
Gecko-Like Adhesives Now Useful for Real World Surfaces Science Daily
Gecko Feet Are Key to New Adhesive's Power WTIN
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Goodyear declares common stock dividend 
Tire Business - 6 Hours ago
AKRON (April 18, 2014) — Goodyear’s directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable June 2 to shareholders of record on May 1, Goodyear said,     Add Comment

Preparation of expandable graphite with silicate assistant intercalation and its  
Polymer Composites - 7 Hours ago
A halogen-free intumescent flame retardant expandable graphite composite (EG), with an initial expansion temperature of 202°C and expansion volume of 517 mL g -1 , was successfully prepared via a facile     Add Comment

SADIF Analytics releases new summary due diligence report for Anhui Guofeng Plastic  
PR inside - 9 Hours ago
- SADIF-Investment Analytics has applied its StockMarks™ stock-rating system to Anhui Guofeng Plastic Industry Co., Ltd (859) and produced a report, rating the company's attractiveness to long-term investors.     Add Comment

New Market Report: China General Plastics Corp (1305) - Financial and Strategic  
Live-PR.com - 9 Hours ago
(live-PR.com) - China General Plastics Corp (China General) is a PVC resin manufacturing company. The company classifies its products into four categories, namely, Raw material products, Construction     Add Comment

China becomes largest market for European machinery giants 
Plastics News - 18 Hours ago
The days when Western companies only see China as a lower-cost manufacturing option are long gone. To capture China's booming demand and power your company's growth, the global executives of Brückner,     Add Comment

Properties of PLA Blends with Other Thermoplastics 
Special Chem 4 Polymers - 18 Hours ago
Top experts review the latest patents they read and the latest papers and lectures they attended at conferences; they then make a selection of the most promising technologies and summarize in a few lines     Add Comment

Bright Prospects for Thailand’s Bio-plastics Industry 
The Government Public Relations Department - 77 Minutes ago
Thailand stands a good chance of becoming a leading country in the ASEAN region for the production and development of bio-plastics. Director-General of the Office of Industrial Economics Somchai Harnhirun     Add Comment

Effect of the Molecular Structure of the Polymer and Nucleation on the Optical Properties  
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - 86 Minutes ago
Two soluble nucleating agents were used to modify the optical properties of nine PP homo- and random copolymers. The ethylene content of the polymers changed between 0 and 5.3 wt %. Chain regularity was     Add Comment

JM Eagle reopens shuttered Colorado plant with 8 PVC lines 
Plastics News - 101 Minutes ago
JM Eagle has reopened its Pueblo, Colo., plant with eight PVC pipe extrusion lines back in operation following an 18-month shutdown. Executives from the Los Angeles-based company, which ranks itself     Add Comment

UK firm Colloids to build its first masterbatch facility in China 
Plastics News - 4 Hours ago
U.K. masterbatch maker Colloids Ltd. said April 17 it plans to build a $6 million factory in Suzhou, China, its first outside the United Kingdom. The Knowsley-based company said the 3,700 square meter     Add Comment

PolyQuest spins off FiberQuest unit 
Plastics News - 4 Hours ago
PolyQuest Inc. has spun off its FiberQuest unit — which distributes polyester staple fibers and cotton — as a separate company. The spinoff will allow Wilmington, N.C.-based PolyQuest to focus on its     Add Comment

Lumena suspends trading, delays report amid claims of 'misrepresenting' financials 
Plastics News - 4 Hours ago
China Lumena New Materials Corp., which says it has the world's largest manufacturing capacity for polyphenylene sulfide resin, has suspended its stock trading and delayed its annual financial report     Add Comment

Dutch company launching $100 million PP, PE recycling plant 
Plastics News - 4 Hours ago
Quality Circular Polymers is building a new plastics recycling operation in Geleen, the Netherlands’ Chemelot industrial chemical site, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons of polypropylene and polyethylene     Add Comment

Ascend targets nylon for auto applications, opening propylene monomer unit in Texas 
Plastics News - 4 Hours ago
Image By: Caroline Seidel/Plastics News Scott Rook, vice president of nylon for Ascend Performance Materials Inc., during K2013. HOUSTON — Materials firm Ascend Performance Materials Inc. is in full     Add Comment

'Thermoforming has nearly limitless possibilities' 
Plastics News - 4 Hours ago
Image By: PolyOne Corp. Julie McAlindon, senior vice president, president of designed structures and solutions for PolyOne Corp. Julie McAlindon first joined PolyOne Corp. in 2010 and was appointed     Add Comment

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