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February 24, 2015
Solvay said today that it is building a new poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) plant in the United States, more than doubling capacity for this high-performance engineering polymer and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Solvay-selects-the-United-States-for-its-second-global-PEEK-plant_68029.html
February 16, 2015
Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a member of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has been awarded a major contract from the chemical group Grupa Azoty (Tarnow, Poland) to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-signs-contract-to-build-nylon-6-plant-in-Poland_67814.html
February 16, 2015
Bayer is planning to reorganize its life science businesses, which include its health-care and crop science businesses, in anticipation of the separation of Bayer MaterialScience...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-to-reorganize-life-sciences-businesses-after-BMS-separation_67783.html
February 4, 2015
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of high-performance polymers, including polyether ether ketone, today announced its first-quarter interim management statement ahead of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Victrex-reports-strong-quarterly-growth-buoyed-by-consumer-electronics_67479.html
January 7, 2015
Shanghai Pret Composites says it plans to acquire Wellman Plastics Recycling (WPR; Johnsonville, SC) for $70.5 million in cash. WPR has two business units—engineering resins and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Chinese-firm-to-buy-Wellman-Plastics-Recycling-for-$71-million_66609.html
December 17, 2014
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) says it has signed a contract with Uhde Inventa-Fischer for the construction of a previously announced nylon-6 plant at Tarnów. The contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Grupa-Azoty-awards-contract-to-Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-for-nylon-6-project-in-Poland_66276.html
December 10, 2014
Global Bioenergies has produced bio-sourced propylene via fermentation. The company says it has created a proprietary prototype strain that is able to convert glucose into...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Global-Bioenergies-succeeds-in-making-bio-sourced-propylene_65981.html
December 3, 2014
Solvay said today that it is increasing its ultra-high performance polymers capacity at the Panoli, India plant by 25% to support strong demand for KetaSpire and AvaSpire, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Solvay-hikes-PEEK-and-PAEK-engineering-polymers-capacity-at-Indian-plant_65801.html
December 3, 2014
Trinseo (Berwyn, PA), formerly Styron, has announced price decreases for all polystyrene (PS) and copolymer grades in Europe, effective immediately or as existing contract terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Trinseo-announces-PS-ABS-price-decreases-in-Europe-after-December-benzene-contract-drops_65808.html
November 21, 2014
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has used its proprietary enzymatic process to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material –a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Carbios-achieves-PLA-depolymerization-process-in-48-hrs_65624.html
November 13, 2014
Eastman Chemical has introduced its Eastalite-branded copolyester to Europe, as a sustainable alternative to high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) for opaque rigid medical packaging as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Eastman-introduces-novel-copolyester-to-Europe-as-alternative-to-HIPS_65362.html
November 5, 2014
Teijin today announced several initiatives to restructure its loss-making businesses. The measures include permanently shutting down a polycarbonate (PC) resin plant in Singapore and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Teijin-to-shut-polycarbonate-plant-in-Singapore-exit-dimethyl-terephthalate-business_65130.html
October 29, 2014
DSM's new North American nylon polymerization plant will be built at Augusta, GA, the company confirmed today. The previously announced investment was accounted for earlier this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-names-site-for-North-America-nylon-6-plant_64896.html
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
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