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Nova Rationalizes EPS Production

8:59 AM MDT | April 3, 2009

Nova Chemicals will rationalize capacity of expandable polystyrene (EPS) at its Monaca, PA and Painesville, OH facilities. Capacity at the Monaca site will be reduced from 285 million lbs/year, to 180 million lbs/year, and capacity at Painesville will increase from 85 million lbs/year, to 100 million lbs/year. “Streamlining our EPS business allows us to supply customers with more cost-competitive, best-performing products focused on higher product performance, quality, and consistency,” says Robert Snyder, v.p./performance...

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