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October 8, 2014

Trinseo (Berwyn, PA),  formerly Styron, says it is reorganizing its business divisions into two groups and reassigning members of the executive team. A newly created performance materials division will include rubber, latex, and performance plastics consisting of the automotive and consumer essential markets businesses. A new basic plastics and feedstocks division will include styrenic polymers—polystyrene, ABS, SAN—polycarbonate, and styrene monomer.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Trinseo-realigns-businesses-leadership_64342.html
October 6, 2014
Albis Plastic (Hamburg) has been awarded distribution rights for Eastman's technical plastics in Turkey, expanding the long-standing partnership between the two companies, Albis says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Albis-Plastics-expands-distribution-agreement-with-Eastman_64279.html
October 6, 2014
Toray Industries says that together with one of its resin subsidiaries it has established a new company to compound plastics in Mexico. The new company will be the first Japanese...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Toray-sets-up-plastics-compounding-plant-in-Mexico_64275.html
September 24, 2014
Solvay said today that it has extended its Butachimie joint venture agreement with Invista for an additional 99 years. Butachimie produces nylon 6,6 intermediates at Chalampé...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Butachimie-to-gain-more-autonomy-as-Solvay-and-Invista-extend-JV-agreement_63878.html
July 21, 2014
DSM will build a polymerization plant in North America to manufacture nylon-6, the company announced today. Construction is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2014 and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-to-build-nylon-6-plant-in-North-America_62607.html
July 16, 2014
Celanese will expand its manufacturing facilities at Suzano, Brazil, to include long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) production, the company announced today. The new capacity is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Celanese-to-expand-its-long-fiber-reinforced-thermoplastic-production-in-Brazil_62482.html
July 9, 2014
DSM says it will raise the price of its Akulon and Novamid polyamide 6 (nylon-6) polymers by €120/m.t. in Europe and 10 cts/lb in North America and South America, effective 1 August. The company cites increasing raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-increases-nylon-6-prices-in-Europe-Americas_62372.html
July 7, 2014
Honeywell has announced a price increase of 10 cts/lb on caprolactam and nylon-6 resins for customers in North America, effective 11 July or as contracts allow. The company cites higher raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Honeywell-increases-North-America-nylon-capro-prices_62272.html
July 1, 2014
Lanxess has started up a 90,000-m.t./year nylon plastics production facility at Antwerp as scheduled, the company said today. The facility, part of Lanxess's high-performance materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lanxess-starts-up-90000-m-t-year-nylon-unit-at-Antwerp_62181.html
June 11, 2014
DuPont’s performance polymers segment announced today that it is increasing prices on its nylon-6,6 polymer and unreinforced nylon-6,6 resin globally on 1 July, or as contracts...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DuPont-increases-nylon-resin-prices_61679.html
May 23, 2014
Styron is restructuring its North American polycarbonate (PC) business. Styron will stop sourcing polycarbonate from Dow Chemical’s Freeport, TX, plant by the end of the year, but the company will continue to sell compounds and blends in the North American market, says a company spokesperson....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Styron-to-restructure-North-America-polycarbonate-business_61313.html
May 14, 2014
Anti-China protesters broke into the nylon-6 production site of Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp., a subsidiary of Formosa Plastics Group (Taipei), at Nhon Trach, Dong Nai Province...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Protesters-storm-Formosa-nylon-6-plant-in-Vietnam_61063.html
May 12, 2014
Styrolution (Frankfurt), a joint venture between BASF and Ineos, has inaugurated a line for the high-performance styrenic specialty product Absolan at the jv's Katol, India, site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Styrolution-completes-SAN-capacity-expansion-at-site-in-India_60990.html
May 9, 2014
BASF says it is offering a high-performance nylon derived from renewable raw materials under the company's Ultramid brand. The product is based on certified biomass. The resulting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-introduces-nylon-derived-from-biomass_60962.html
April 30, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers (Houston) reports a first-quarter 2014 net loss of $7.9 million versus a loss of $3.7 million in the year-ago period. Sales totaled $312 million, down 8% year-on-year. Adjusted earnings of 46 cts/share came in 40% above the analysts’ consensus estimate of 33 cts/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Kraton-adjusted-earnings-beat-estimates-by-40-percent_60696.html
April 29, 2014
Honeywell Resins and Chemicals announced today that it will expand production capacity at its Chesterfield, VA, facility to meet demand for high-grade nylon polymers for packaging film...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Honeywell-to-expand-nylon-capacity-at-Chesterfield_60662.html
April 25, 2014
Invista and Solvay announced today that they have signed a settlement agreement resolving disputes related to adiponitrile (ADN) intellectual property and technology used in their...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Solvay-settle-adiponitrile-dispute_60558.html
April 8, 2014
Western European demand for fiber-grade nylon chip improved in the first quarter of 2014, and volumes grew by 2–4% from the same period last year, according to IHS Chemical's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Nylon-demand-improves-in-Europe-tracking-automotive-growth_60173.html
April 3, 2014
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) is launching investments in the plastics and fertilizers segments, the company announced. The company will build additional nylon-6 production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Grupa-Azoty-announces-expansion-of-nylon-6-production-fertilizer-granulation-capacity_60039.html
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