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  • South Korean companies reach deal to buy Momentive

    By: Rubber & Plastics News Staff Sep 14, 2018

    SEOUL, South Korea—A group of South Korean companies have reached an agreement to acquire MPM Holdings, the parent company of global silicones supplier Momentive, for about $3.1 billion.

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  • Hexpol acquires Kirkhill Rubber

    By: Rubber & Plastics News Staff Sep 13, 2018

    LONG BEACH, Calif.—Hexpol is paying $49 million to acquire Kirkhill Rubber, a custom rubber compounder that operates within the aerospace, automotive, medical and other demanding industry segments.

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  • Dow invests to expand silicones production

    By: Rubber & Plastics News Staff Sep 12, 2018

    MIDLAND, Mich.—Dow Chemical will invest in both its upstream and downstream silicones business to support global customer demand.

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  • Nolato plans expansion in Wisconsin

    By: Catherine Kavanaugh Plastics News Sep 11, 2018

    BALDWIN, Wis.—Medical molder Nolato Contour will add 27,000 square feet to its Baldwin facility as part of a $17.9 million project expected to create 62 jobs during the next three years.

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  • Shin-Etsu to expand silicone production globally

    By: European Rubber Journal Sep 05, 2018

    TOKYO—As part of its commitment to expand production capacity for a variety of silicones, Japanese materials supplier Shin-Etsu Chemical has unveiled a plan to invest $986 million in its silicone operations throughout the world within the next two to three years.

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