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NPE 2015: Sabic to expand polyetherimide resin capacity in North America and Europe

6:08 AM MDT | March 24, 2015 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Orlando

Sabic announced a number of investments that will deliver competitive advantages in its core product portfolio, as well as its high performance offerings, today at NPE 2015, being held in Orlando, FL. Sabic’s innovative plastics business will add a...


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