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April 30, 2013
Solvay says it has decided to invest an undisclosed sum to build a production unit for the biobased nylon polymer PA6,10 at the company's site at Saint-Fons, France. The plant is...
April 30, 2013
Brenntag has extended its cooperation with Evonik Industries for the distribution of nylon polymer products in Scandinavia, the company announced today. The region covered by the...
April 24, 2013
Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA) has announced that hexamethylenediamine (HMD) will be its second commercial target, having demonstrated a chemocatalytic process to produce HMD from renewable...
April 23, 2013
Polymer manufacturer Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) formally commissioned a 60,000-m.t./year acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) unit, during a visit by Rustam...
April 5, 2013
Polycarbonate continues to face margin pressure as PC production costs increase on tighter supply and higher prices for feedstock benzene, an IHS Chemical report says. The demand...
March 26, 2013
Owens Corning (Toledo, OH), a producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, joined a strategic alliance with BASF and TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, CA) to...
March 19, 2013
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) is seeing tightening in the polyurethane (PU) and polycarbonate (PC) markets, a situation that should ease with the company’s investment plans. Patrick Thomas, CEO of BMS, on the sidelines of Bayer’s results briefing in Leverkusen late last month said that last year’s toluene diisocyanate (TDI) growth rates were more than 6%....
March 1, 2013
Arkema is betting strongly on the Asian and North American markets, focusing its investments on the high-performance materials and coating solutions areas, to remain on track toward...
February 27, 2013
Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) is proceeding with plans to build a $1.2-billion propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility in at its Alvin, TX, site. The PDH unit will use propane...
February 22, 2013
Oversupply and sluggish demand will continue to impact the price of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in Europe throughout 2013 with changes mostly dictated by feedstock prices, a...
February 14, 2013
Invista started production at its expanded nylon salt polymer facility in Rozenburg, Netherlands.  “The addition of a salt facility in Rozenburg will provide our customers a...
February 14, 2013
Solvay achieved a 79% increase in its net income, group share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, to €203 million ($273 million) from €184 million in the fourth quarter a year...
January 9, 2013
Americhem (Cuyahoga Falls, OH), has announced the acquisition of Infinity Compounding (Swedesboro, NJ), a supplier of specialty filled and reinforced engineering thermoplastic...
January 7, 2013
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says it will recommend to its board that it reject a citizens' petition for a ban on the use of bisphenol...
January 4, 2013
University of Missouri (MU) researchers say they have been unable to reproduce the results of a previous study that had linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased rates of...
December 20, 2012
BASF says it has increased production capacity for nylon-6 film-product materials by 21,000 m.t./year at Ludwigshafen. "This capacity increase reflects our customers' growing...
December 14, 2012
BASF has entered the market for solid nylon salt (AH salt) with the start-up of a 24,000-m.t./year plant at Ludwigshafen. Producing solid AH salt, as opposed to the existing 62%...
December 7, 2012
Researchers reviewing datasets compiled by the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) say in a recent study that they have been unable to establish a link between...
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...
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...
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