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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
February 13, 2012
Global demand for polycarbonate (PC) is expected to grow about 5%/year to 2016, to about 4.5 million m.t., driven the new developments in the automotive glazing and consumer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Global-Demand-for-Polycarbonate-Led-by-Auto-and-Electronics-Industries_41324.html
February 8, 2012
Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic-IP; Pittsfield, MA) says it has opened a new pilot facility at Mt. Vernon, IN for chemistry and process development for its high performance polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Sabic-IP-Opens-Polymer-Pilot-Facility-at-Mt-Vernon-IN_41087.html
January 26, 2012
A health and environment advocacy group has released a report calling for increased federal oversight of bisphenol A (BPA), detailing short- and long-term action on U.S. federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Report-Details-Action-Federal-Authorities-Can-Take-to-Regulate-BPA_40792.html
January 20, 2012
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) says it will build an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plant at Fangchenggang, Guangxi Province, China. Construction will begin next month...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Keyuan-Petrochemicals-to-Build-ABS-Plant-in-China-Update_40585.html
January 9, 2012
Most polymer makers expect a modest improvement in the overall economy in 2012, perhaps as much as 2%, with polymer demand keeping pace and growing slightly above growth in the overall...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyphenylene_oxide/Polymers-Modest-Improvement-Ahead_40270.html
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Relationship-Between-Light-Vehicles-and-the-Chemical-Industry-Grows-Stronger_39967.html
December 19, 2011
The U.S. FDA says it will decide by April of next year whether it will restrict bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The decision is part of a settlement with the Natural Resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Settlement-Requires-FDA-Take-Action-on-BPA-in-Food-Packaging-by-March-31_39899.html
December 8, 2011
Shell has announced plans to build a 500-m.t./year demonstration unit at the company's Jurong Island, Singapore site to manufacture diphenyl carbonate (DPC), a raw material for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Shell-Builds-Plant-in-Singapore-to-Demonstrate-DPC-Technology_39604.html
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