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September 1, 2011
Automaker Daimler (Stuttgart) and BASF have jointly developed the ‘Smart Forvision’ concept vehicle that combines both companies’ ideas for “holistic”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Smart-Forvision-Pioneering-Vehicle-Incorporates-More-Plastic-Parts-_37310.html
August 25, 2011
A. Schulman says it plans to close its engineering plastics plant at Nashville, TN and consolidate manufacturing to its remaining North American manufacturing sites in a move to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/A-Schulman-to-Consolidate-North-American-Engineering-Plastics-Business-Revises-Earnings-Guidance_37137.html
August 8, 2011
The Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG; Riyadh) says it has established the Petrochemical Conversion Company (PCC)  at Jubail, Saudi Arabia with a capital of SR150 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/SIIG-Forms-Conversion-JV-Postpones-Merger-with-Petrochem_36766.html
August 4, 2011
Dow Chemical, previously disclosed as an official partner to the Olympic games, says it will showcase an array of its products at the London Olympic games in the summer of 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Dow-Chemical-to-Wrap-London-Olympic-Stadium_36625.html
July 14, 2011
Kraton Polymers and Formosa Petrochemical say they will form a 50/50 joint venture to construct and operate a 30,000 m.t./year hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Kraton-and-Formosa-Form-HSBC-Joint-Venture_36152.html
July 13, 2011
Polyplastics  (Tokyo), a joint venture in which Daicel Chemical Industries has 55% and Ticona 45%, will build a large-scale Duracon polyacetal engineering plastics plant at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Polyplastics-Builds-Polyacetal-Resin-Plant-in-Malaysia-Compounding-Plant-in-China_36122.html
July 7, 2011
Solvay and Avantium (Amsterdam) say they have entered into a multi-year, exclusive partnership to jointly develop and commercialize high-performance polyamides for engineering plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solvay-and-Avantium-Codevelop-Engineering-Bioplastics_35975.html
July 5, 2011
BASF has confirmed reports in the German media that it will receive €600 million ($870 million) from Styrolution (Frankfurt), the equally owned styrenics joint venture  with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/BASF-to-Receive-&euro600-Million-from-Styrolution-JV-to-Equalize-Assets_35923.html
June 24, 2011
Invista says it will boost nylon yarn spinning capacity at its Kingston, ON facility by 7,000 m.t./year to help meet continued demand driven by growth of the global airbag market...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-to-Boost-Nylon-Spinning-Capacity-at-Kingston-ON_35752.html
June 14, 2011
BASF is increasing compounding capacity for the company's Ultramid nylon engineering plastics and Ultradur polybutylene terephthalate at Schwarzheide, Germany. The project is due for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-to-Hike-Engineering-Plastics-Compounding-Capacity_35505.html
June 9, 2011
AkzoNobel has boosted its R&D activities at Felling, U.K. with the opening of a €7 million ($10.3 million) R&D center to develop fire-resistant coatings. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/AkzoNobel-Adds-to-U-K-R-and-D-Capacity-Opens-Fire-Resistant-Coatings-Lab_35328.html
June 6, 2011
Advocacy group, the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR; Washington, DC), has published a white paper  in which it has criticized the chemical industry for mounting a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/U-S-Advocacy-Group-Criticizes-Industry-for-Creating-Myths-about-Bisphenol-A-update_35239.html
June 6, 2011
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC: Tokyo) will carry out a major expansion of polyacetal engineering plastic capacity at its Thai Polyacetal joint venture at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-Expands-Polyacetal-Capacity-in-Thailand_35288.html
June 3, 2011
The polycarbonate and bisphenol section of industry group Plastics Europe (Brussels) has emphatically rejected claims made by advocacy group the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Industry-Hits-Back-at-Advocacy-Groups-Claims-on-Bisphenol-A_35266.html
May 31, 2011
Al Mady: Requires investment of over $1 billion. Sabic has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sinopec to build jointly a polycarbonate (PC) plant at Tianjin, China. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-and-Sinopec-to-Build-Polycarbonate-Plant-in-China_35047.html
May 24, 2011
Sabic announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sinopec to build a previously announced polycarbonate plant at their joint venture complex at Tianjin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-and-Sinopec-Sign-MoU-to-Build-Polycarbonate-Plant-at-Tianjin_34886.html
May 18, 2011
BASF has confirmed that BASF and Ineos have offered the EU Commission to sell one plant to gain regulatory approval from the commission for their Styrolution...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/BASF-and-Ineos-Offer-to-Divest-Plant-to-Gain-EU-Approval-for-Styrolution-JV_34913.html
May 4, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience says it plans to invest about $120 million at its Baytown, TX facility to upgrade its isocyanates and polycarbonate units and increase capacity through a series...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Invest-$120-Million-for-Baytown-Upgrades_34541.html
May 3, 2011
Ascend Performance Materials and Cyanco Holding Corporation (Winnemucca, NV) say that Cyanco will build a new sodium cyanide manufacturing facility at Ascend’s Chocolate Bayou...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Cyanco-to-Build-Sodium-Cyanide-Plant-at-Alvin-TX_34543.html
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