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November 6, 2012
Alfred Talke Logistics Services (Talke; Hürth, Germany) says it has been awarded a contract for the planning, construction, and operation of a logistics facility for Lanxess's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Talke-to-construct-logistics-facility-for-Lanxess-at-Antwerp_47483.html
October 18, 2012
Ube Industries says it has decided to build additional manufacturing capacity for nylon-6 at the production site of its Ube Engineering Plastics (Castellón, Spain) subsidiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Ube-expands-nylon-6-capacity-in-Spain_47048.html
October 10, 2012
France’s Senate, on 9 October, unanimously voted in favor of a measure to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and medical devices, beginning July 2015. The measure...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Frances-Senate-approves-ban-on-BPA-in-food-packaging-medical-devices_46854.html
October 4, 2012
Victrex Polymer Solutions (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a subsidiary of Victrex Plc, today announced a major expansion in polyaryletherketones (PAEK) capacity by early 2015. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Victrex-to-build-polyaryletherketones-plant-in-the-UK_46697.html
October 1, 2012
Sabic’s Polymershapes division has opened a new distribution branch at Charleston, SC. The branch joins an existing Columbia, SC, branch to form a new South Carolina sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Sabics-Polymershapes-division-opens-branch-in-Charleston-SC_46620.html
September 27, 2012
Health Canada says its reassessment of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging indicates exposure levels are not high enough to cause concern about adverse health effects in adults or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Health-Canada-Review-Supports-Use-of-BPA-in-Food-Packaging_46556.html
September 18, 2012
A study published in the most recent version of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) links exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased obesity in children. However...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/ACC-Disputes-Findings-of-Study-Linking-BPA-and-Childhood-Obesity_46332.html
August 14, 2012
Invista says it has selected its Orange, TX, production facility as the initial location to install its next-generation adiponitrile (ADN) technology. ADN is a critical intermediate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-to-Locate-New-ADN-Facility-at-Orange-TX_45619.html
July 18, 2012
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has been awarded a contract by Changle Highsun Synthetic Fiber Technology (Changle, China) to construct a polymerization plant to produce high-performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-Receives-Nylon-6-Engineering-Contract-from-Chinese-Firm_44960.html
July 17, 2012
The U.S. FDA announced today it will prohibit bisphenol A (BPA) from being used in baby bottles and sippy cups. Manufacturers several years ago stopped using BPA in these...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/U-S-FDA-Bans-BPA-in-Baby-Bottles-Sippy-Cups_44938.html
July 2, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Group-Seeks-Review-of-BPA-Under-Safe-Drinking-Water-Act_44597.html
June 28, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Group-Petitions-EPA-to-Regulate-BPA-Under-Safe-Drinking-Water-Act_44514.html
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
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