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Nova to Rationalize EPS Production

11:09 PM MDT | March 22, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Nova Chemicals says it 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, while 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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