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June 27, 2012
PPG says it has begun full-scale commercial production of its advanced transparency material known as Opticor at its Sylmar, CA facility. The company recently transferred pilot...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/PPG-Begins-Opticor-Plastic-Production-at-Sylmar-CA_44516.html
May 31, 2012
Lanxess has announced an investment of €75 million ($93 million) for the construction of a plant to make nylon engineering plastics at the company's Antwerp complex. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lanxess-Builds-Nylon-Plastics-Plant-at-Antwerp_43838.html
May 17, 2012
Invista tells CW it plans to unveil a new technology to produce adiponitrile (ADN) in the coming weeks. ADN is a critical intermediate used to manufacture nylon 6,6. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-to-Debut-New-ADN-Production-Technology_43546.html
May 9, 2012
Jacobs Engineering says it has been awarded a contract by Evonik Industries to provide basic engineering services for a previously announced grassroots nylon-12 project in Asia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Jacobs-Awarded-Contract-for-Evonik-Nylon-12-Project-in-Asia_43334.html
May 7, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-Bisphenol-A_43258.html
April 30, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-BPA-with-Focus-on-Low-Dose-Effects_43116.html
April 19, 2012
The deadly explosion and fire that struck Evonik Industries' cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31, 2012 has created a shortage of the derivative nylon-12, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Nylon-12-Shortage-to-Impact-Global-Automotive-Production_42745.html
April 12, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience says it will acquire Arkema’s polycarbonate sheet business in the U.S., including the Tuffak-brand line of products used in aerospace, transportation and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Buy-Arkemas-U-S-Polycarbonate-Sheet-Business_42647.html
April 12, 2012
Dow Chemical says its Automotive Systems business group will partner with Ford Motor Company to research the use of advanced carbon fiber composites in vehicles. Dow Automotive Systems...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Dow-Partners-with-Ford-to-Study-Carbon-Fiber-Composites-for-Vehicles_42646.html
April 7, 2012
The U.S. FDA has rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) requesting restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Declines-NRDC-Petition-for-Stricter-BPA-Rules_42570.html
April 5, 2012
Evonik Industries says that the deadly explosion and fire at the company's cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31 will likely result in supply restrictions for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Evonik-Plant-Fire-Disrupts-Supplies-of-Engineering-Plastics_42505.html
April 3, 2012
Sabic and Sinopec say that their Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petrochemical Co. (SSTPC) 50-50 joint venture at Tianjin, China, has today broken ground on the previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-and-Sinopec-Begin-Construction-of-$1-7-Billion-Polycarbonate-Plant-in-China_42448.html
March 29, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that its Korea Engineering Plastics (KEP; Seoul) affiliate will expand its polyacetal production facility at Ulsan, Korea, to increase its production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Korea-Engineering-Plastics-to-Increase-Polyacetal-Capacity_42367.html
March 28, 2012
The U.S. FDA has through March 31 to respond to a petition seeking restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Response-to-BPA-Petition-Due-by-April-1_42352.html
March 27, 2012
TenCate (Amelo, the Netherlands), a leader in thermoplastic composites for applications in the aerospace industry,  says it has reached an agreement to acquire...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/TenCate-Acquires-Performance-Materials-Corporation-Baycomp_42322.html
March 22, 2012
Invista says it is building a nylon salt production facility at the company's Rozenburg, the Netherlands manufacturing site. Construction began this year and salt production is due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Builds-Nylon-Salt-Facility-in-the-Netherlands_42236.html
March 14, 2012
BASF says it will expand cyclohexane oxidation capacity at its Antwerp Verbund site by about 50,000 m.t./year. The total amount of the investment will be approximately €10 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-to-Expand-Capacity-for-Cyclohexane-at-Antwerp_41983.html
March 12, 2012
Honeywell says it has entered into an agreement with high-performance film distributor American Durafilm (Holliston, MA) under which the company will become a distributor of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Honeywell-Forms-Fluoropolymer-Distribution-Agreement_41919.html
February 21, 2012
Global demand for polycarbonate (PC) is expected to grow about 5.3%/year to 2016, to about 4.7 million m.t., driven by developments in the automotive glazing and consumer electronics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Auto-and-Electronics-Drive-Polycarbonate-Growth_41418.html
February 13, 2012
Ajinomoto and Toray Industries say they have entered into an agreement to begin joint research for manufacturing the nylon raw material 1,5-pentanediamine (1,5-PD) from the amino acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Ajinomoto-Toray-Industries-Sign-Biobased-Nylon-Development-Deal_41326.html
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