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Plant Watch Roquette launches isosorbide production unit in France April 10, 2015 — Roquette Freres (Lestrem, France; www.roquette.com) has started operations at a new unit for the production of isosorbide at its site in Lestrem. The new unit will produce 20,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of isosorbide. Shin-Etsu to establish production base for photoresist polymers in Taiwan April 10, 2015 — Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. (Tokyo, Japan; www.shinetsu.co.jp) will build a new plant in Taiwan that will produce photoresist polymer materials, which are used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices. The construction of the plant is expected to be complete in about a year. Lanxess starts up EPDM rubber plant in China April 9, 2015 — Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) has started up a new production plant for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber in Changzhou, China. The plant has a nameplate capacity of 160,000 m.t./yr, producing ten premium grades of EPDM.  A. Schulman to establish masterbatches plant in Turkey April 8, 2015 — A. Schulman, Inc. (Akron, Ohio; www.aschulman.com) plans to invest around €5–7 million in establishing a new masterbatch production plant in Turkey. This new facility will produce…
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