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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
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
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