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  • Asahi Kasei develops recycled spandex product

    TOKYO—Asahi Kasei's Fibers & Textiles business units has developed a recycled elastic polyurethane filament (spandex) product, as well as an environmentally friendly spandex product featuring low oil content.

  • Evonik breaks ground on silicone plant in China

    SHANGHAI—Evonik Industries A.G. has begun the construction of a production facility for organically modified specialty silicones in Shanghai. The firm said that the investment volume is in the high double-digit million Euro range, but did...

  • Midland plant project finalized

    MIDLAND, Mich.—Dow Corning has completed a $6 million investment at its silicone manufacturing plant in Midland. It is investing in the facility to support the growing beauty and personal care markets with silicone elastomer blends,...

  • Dutch equity firm buys BRB

    ITTERVOORT, Netherlands—Bencis Buyout Fund IV has acquired a majority share of BRB Holding B.V., a global producer of silicones, lube oil additives and chemicals. Bencis, a fund managed by Bencis Capital Partners based in Amsterdam and...

  • Fenner reports earnings decline in first half 2016

    LONDON—Fenner has reported a sharp drop in sales and earnings for its fiscal half-year, as a continuing decline in the mining industry and pressure on sales to the oil and gas sector impacted core businesses.