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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
October 14, 2011
Shell Chemical is in discussions with polycarbonate manufacturers to determine the commercial prospects for its novel, low cost route to manufacture diphenyl carbonate (DPC), an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Shell-Nears-Commercialization-of-Game-Changing-Polycarbonate-Intermediate_38306.html
October 10, 2011
ACC is asking the U.S. FDA to amend federal regulations to state that bisphenol A (BPA) may not be used in baby bottles and sippy cups. The FDA regulation at issue governs the use...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/ACC-Petitions-FDA-to-Modify-Regulations-for-Polycarbonate-Resins_38176.html
October 7, 2011
Milliken & Co. (Spartanburg, SC) has acquired SiVance (Gainesville, FL), a producer of specialty silane, silicone and siloxane intermediates, from private equity firm GenNx360...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Milliken-Acquires-Specialty-Silicones-Maker-SiVance_38100.html
October 4, 2011
BASF and Ineos, partners in the styrenics joint venture Styrolution, say the company started operating as an independent unit on October 1, 2011, following approval from the relevant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/BASF-and-Ineos-Launch-Styrolution-Are-Close-to-Divesting-Spanish-ABS-Asset_38020.html
October 3, 2011
Eastman Chemical says it will increase non-phthalate plasticizer capacity at its Kingsport, TN facility by 6,000 m.t./year. The additional capacity is scheduled to be on line before...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Eastman-to-Expand-Non-Phthalate-Plasticizer-Capacity-at-Kingsport_38002.html
September 26, 2011
Recently inaugurated POM plant in Frankfurt Celanese says it has begun polyoxymethylene (POM) production at Frankfurt Hoechst Industrial Park in Germany. The new site is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Celanese-Starts-POM-Production-at-Frankfurt_37845.html
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