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ORNL Makes Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Available to American Manufacturers.

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Tennessee, United States – Companies interested in testing the latest in low-cost carbon fiber have a new opportunity to partner with the Department of Energy’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility. The CFTF, operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of the Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative,

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BASF to Invest in New Resin Plant in Shanghai, China.

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Shanghai, China – BASF is investing around €90 million to set up a world-scale production plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant will produce high performance resins and electrocoat (e-coat). The start-up of the production line is planned for the second half of 2015.

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Debenhams’ Survey on Socks and Sandals.

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London, United Kingdom – Socks and sandals have been rated the biggest fashion faux pas of all time, reveals high street retailer Debenhams. Over 1,500 customers cast their vote in an online poll on what makes their blood boil when it comes to fashion mistakes and socks and sandals took the top spot.

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Solvay: 2nd Quarter & 1st Half Year 2013 Results.

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Brussels, Belgium – SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. The Group is firmly committed to sustainable development and focused on innovation and operational excellence. Solvay serves diversified markets, generating 90% of its turnover in activities where it is one of the top three worldwide.

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CB&I Reports Strong 2013 Second Quarter Results.

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Texas, United States – CB&I  reported net income for the second quarter of $106.0 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, including the after tax impact of acquisition-related costs of $6.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. Revenue for the second quarter was $2.9 billion with new awards of $2.5 billion, resulting in a backlog of $24.5 […]

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Hanesbrands Reports Second-Quarter 2013 Financial Results.

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North Carolina, United States – Hanesbrands, a leading marketer of everyday branded basic apparel, reported significantly higher second-quarter 2013 earnings and margins on 2 percent net sales growth. For the quarter ended June 29, 2013, net sales increased 2 percent to $1.2 billion, operating profit increased 51 percent to $181.4 million

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WACKER Posts Quarter-on-Quarter Sales and Earnings Growth.

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Munich,Germany –  Wacker Chemie AG expanded its business in April-through-June 2013 compared with the preceding quarter. This growth primarily stems from increased demand at its chemical divisions. Volumes in many business areas outperformed both Q2 2012 and Q1 2013. Group sales for q2 2013 come in at €1.15 billion, 7 percent above q1 2013 and 6 […]

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Clariant Increases Net Income on Improved Margins.

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Muttenz, Switzerland – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced second quarter sales in 2013 from continuing operations of CHF 1.544 billion compared to CHF 1.527 billion in the prior-year period, an increase of 2% in local currencies and 1% in Swiss francs.

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Schoeller’s synergo™ – The New Dimension in High Performance Fabric.

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Sevelen, Switzerland – With an emphasis on function, protection and comfort, synergo™, the first range of high performance workwear fabrics developed as a joint project by fabric experts and market leaders Klopman Internationaland schoeller® -works, a division of Schoeller Textil AG, offers a new dimension in fabric for today’s world at work.

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PurThread Technologies Welcomes Life Sciences Veterans to CEO and Board Positions.

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North Carolina, United States – Award-winning life science and high-performance fabric company PurThread Technologies has added two powerhouses to its team who have the track records to guide the company through its next phase of rapid growth. Healthcare sales, marketing and executive management professional Lisa T. Grimes will lead PurThread as President & Chief Executive Officer.

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