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July 28, 2015
Yara  International (Oslo) and BASF broke ground Monday on a previously announced world-scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, TX. As part of the project, Yara will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-Yara-break-ground-on-world-scale-ammonia-plant-in-TX-BASF-to-use-ammonia-to-produce-caprolactam_72448.html
July 20, 2015
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) has merged its Hanwha Compound and Hanwha Next subsidiaries under the Hanwha Compound business, according to local news reports. The combined entity will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Reports-Hanwha-Chemical-merges-compound-business-units_72308.html
July 8, 2015
BASF says it will begin increasing the price for caprolactam and nylon-6 polymer by 10 cts/lb in North America, effective 15 July or as contracts allow. Effective 1 August or as...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-to-raise-prices-of-caprolactam-nylon-6-and-styrene-butadiene-polymers-in-North-America_71999.html
July 6, 2015
The LEGO Group (Billund, Denmark), maker of the LEGO brick toys, has announced an investment of 1 billion Danish kroner ($147.8 million) to research developing and implementing new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/LEGO-seeks-to-replace-ABS-with-sustainable-materials_71924.html
June 30, 2015
SCG Packaging (Bangkok) has acquired an 80% stake in a Vietnamese flexible packaging company, its parent Siam Cement (Bangkok) said Tuesday. TC Flexible Packaging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/SCG-Packaging-buys-80-percent-stake-in-Vietnamese-company_71747.html
June 24, 2015
DuPont says it has increased compounding capacity for glass-reinforced nylon at its Uentrop facility in Hamm, Germany, by 20% to meet growing demand from the auto industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DuPont-increases-nylon-polymer-capacity-at-Hamm-by-20-percent_71333.html
June 18, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has made a venture capital investment in Wiivv Wearables (Vancouver). The minority investment was made jointly with financial investor Formation 8 (Palo...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Evonik-invests-in-Canada-startup_71442.html
June 18, 2015
BASF has declared force majeure on hexamethylenediamine (HMDA), nylon salt, and nylon-6,6 polymers, the company announced today. The force majeure, in place since 16 June, follows...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-declares-force-majeure-on-nylon-66-polymers-and-compounds_71439.html
June 16, 2015
Preparing to exit local operations, Teijin Polycarbonate Singapore has put its industrial site on Jurong Island, Singapore, up for sale via expression of interest, says Colliers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Teijin-Polycarbonate-selling-Jurong-Island-site-exiting-local-operations_71339.html
June 9, 2015
Honeywell's resins and chemicals subsidiary broke ground on a nylon resins production line at its Chesterfield, VA, manufacturing site, the company announced Tuesday. The project will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Honeywell-breaks-ground-on-nylon-resin-expansion-in-Virginia_71108.html
June 1, 2015
A. Schulman says it has closed its $800-million acquisition of engineered plastics maker Citadel Plastics Holdings (West Chicago, IL), which was announced in March. Citadel was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Schulman-closes-Citadel-acquisition_70889.html
May 20, 2015
DSM and Ascend Performance Materials said today that they have formed a worldwide alliance for the supply of compounds based on nylon-6,6. Under the agreement, Ascend becomes the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-Ascend-form-alliance-for-supply-of-nylon-66-compounds_70511.html
May 20, 2015
Ube Industries plans to increase its nylon-6 production capacity in Europe by 40,000 m.t./year through 2018, the company said Wednesday. Ube added 10,000 m.t./year of nylon-6 capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Ube-Industries-plans-to-boost-nylon-6-output-in-Europe-by-2018_70507.html
May 7, 2015
Arkema is expanding its product offering with a biosourced nylon-6,10 range under the registered Rilsan S brand. The product also consists of up to 62% renewable carbon, contributing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Arkema-launches-new-biosourced-nylon-range_70161.html
May 6, 2015
Solvay reports adjusted net income of €173 million ($196.4 million), up 44% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2015. Recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) was €502 million, up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solvays-first-quarter-net-income-up-44-percent-YOY_70116.html
May 6, 2015
BASF on Wednesday inaugurated its new Ultramid nylon-6 and -6,6 polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing, near Shanghai. The new plant, with a capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-inaugurates-large-nylon-polymerization-plant-in-China_70111.html
May 6, 2015
India has extended antidumping duties on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) imports from Russia by one year, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. The tariffs will “remain in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/India-extends-dumping-duties-on-PTFE-from-Russia-by-one-year_70106.html
April 29, 2015
Invista says that it restarted its 400,000-m.t./year adiponitrile plant at Victoria, TX, on 22 April and resumed downstream production of hexamethylenediamine on 23 April. “It is too early to determine when the force majeure will be lifted, but the facility is in the process of ramping up to full rates,” the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-restarts-Victoria-adiponitrile-HMDA-units-force-majeure-remains-in-effect_69929.html
April 22, 2015
Today, China began reviewing its antidumping duties on nylon-6 imports from the European Union, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States, the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/China-starts-reviewing-dumping-duties-on-nylon-6-from-EU-Russia-Taiwan-and-US_69655.html
April 2, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it had completed the acquisition of Performance Fibers Asia (PF Asia), a premium polyester tire cord fabric producer, from Performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Indorama-completes-acquisition-of-Performance-Fibers-Asia_69125.html
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