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September 23, 2016
Toray Industries (Tokyo, Japan) aims to increase its worldwide carbon fiber production capacity by about 20% by 2018. The company will focus on a low-priced version used in wind turbines and other applications...
September 22, 2016
Ineos and MSM Poly (Wilmington, Delaware) have not been able to reach an agreement on the sale of intellectual property (IP) and production support related to Ineos's Barex product...
September 13, 2016
Evonik Industries officially broke ground on a specialty nylon-12 powders plant at Marl in Germany. Once completed, the company's annual nylon-12 powders capacity will increase by 50%...
August 31, 2016
Invista has completed a $30 million project to enable one-step, small-lot production of solution-dyed nylon 6,6 carpet fiber at its Camden, South Carolina, facility. The capability, based on a proprietary technology, is an industry-first, says Invista, which will initially offer the fibers under its Antron Lumena brand....
August 29, 2016
Airgas Inc. (Radnor, Pennsylvania) says one employee was killed in an explosion at its nitrous oxide production facility in Cantonment, Florida, on 28 August. The facility is adjacent to an Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) site that produces and nylon 6,6 and also supplies Airgas with feedstock. Ascend says none of its personnel were injured, and that the site continues to operate safely, but the company continues to investigate the potential impact on operations....
August 25, 2016
Grupa Azoty SA (Kedzierzyn, Poland), a leading chemicals conglomerate comprising four main manufacturing subsidiaries, reports a major drop in profits and revenue in the second quarter this year due to poor fertilizer markets....
August 25, 2016
Hyosung Corp. (Seoul, South Korea) has suspended polyketone production at its plant at Ulsan, South Korea, owing to low demand, according to a report in The Korea Herald. Hyosung...
August 19, 2016
Invista (Salt Lake City, Utah) said on Thursday that although its Victoria, Texas, facility is back in operation and ramping up to full rates, adiponitrile and hexamethylenediamine customers will remain under force majeure. Invista has not said when the force majeure, which began in June, might be lifted. The result will be continued upward pricing pressure on nylon-6,6 resin and intermediates in the United States, say analysts at IHS Chemical....
August 2, 2016
Royal DSM NV raised its 2016 earnings forecast following the release of its second-quarter results. The company reports €134 million ($150 million) in net profit from continuing operations during the second quarter, up 20.7% year over year....
July 19, 2016
DuPont Performance Materials says it has inaugurated its largest engineering plastics compounding plant. The facility, at the Guangming New District, Shenzhen, China, produces a...
July 14, 2016
China's Ministry of Commerce has imposed antidumping duties on acrylic fibers manufactured by South Korean, Japanese, and Turkish companies, which have been accused of selling products...
July 8, 2016
Evonik Industries AG says that it will participate in HP Inc.’s open platform program and introduce new customized powder materials to the market for HP’s multijet...
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