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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
December 8, 2011
General Motors and Teijin (Tokyo) say they will co-develop advanced carbon fiber composite technologies for potential high-volume use globally in GM cars, trucks and crossover vehicles....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/GM-and-Teijin-Partner-on-Automotive-Carbon-Fiber_39617.html
December 6, 2011
 Verdezyne (Carlsbad, CA), a renewables start-up backed by BP and DSM, has started pilot-scale manufacturing of biobased adipic acid.  The company says the unit will allow it...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Verdezyne-Starts-Adipic-Acid-Pilot-Plant_39546.html
December 1, 2011
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says recent findings by the French food safety authority Anses does not change EFSA’s 2010 assessment of bisphenol A (BPA), saying Anses...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Officials-French-Findings-Do-Not-Alter-EFSAs-2010-BPA-Assessment_39437.html
November 3, 2011
Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business, along with Chongqing Xiyong Micro-electronics Industrial Park (Chongqing, China) and the Chongqing Economic and Information Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-and-Chongqing-Government-Sign-MoU-to-Build-Engineering-Plastics-Compounding-Plant_38813.html
November 3, 2011
Kraton Performance Polymers reported third-quarter net income of $43 million, up 54% from the year-ago period, on sales up 20%, to $402 million. Adjusted Ebitda was $71 million up 31%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Kraton-Posts-Strong-Third-Quarter-Results_38762.html
October 31, 2011
Kuraray says it will invest about ¥4 billion ($51 million) to boost ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVAL) production capacity at its Pasadena, TX facility by 12,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Kuraray-to-Boost-U-S-Ethylene-Vinyl-Alcohol-Copolymer-Capacity_38713.html
October 26, 2011
Invista has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Administration Commission (SCIPAC), signifying the two parties’ intention to jointly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Moves-Forward-with-Nylon-Plant-in-China_38587.html
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