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October 18, 2012
Ube Industries says it has decided to build additional manufacturing capacity for nylon-6 at the production site of its Ube Engineering Plastics (Castellón, Spain) subsidiary...
October 10, 2012
France’s Senate, on 9 October, unanimously voted in favor of a measure to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and medical devices, beginning July 2015. The measure...
October 4, 2012
Victrex Polymer Solutions (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a subsidiary of Victrex Plc, today announced a major expansion in polyaryletherketones (PAEK) capacity by early 2015. The company...
October 1, 2012
Sabic’s Polymershapes division has opened a new distribution branch at Charleston, SC. The branch joins an existing Columbia, SC, branch to form a new South Carolina sales...
September 27, 2012
Health Canada says its reassessment of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging indicates exposure levels are not high enough to cause concern about adverse health effects in adults or...
September 18, 2012
A study published in the most recent version of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) links exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased obesity in children. However...
August 14, 2012
Invista says it has selected its Orange, TX, production facility as the initial location to install its next-generation adiponitrile (ADN) technology. ADN is a critical intermediate...
July 18, 2012
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has been awarded a contract by Changle Highsun Synthetic Fiber Technology (Changle, China) to construct a polymerization plant to produce high-performance...
July 17, 2012
The U.S. FDA announced today it will prohibit bisphenol A (BPA) from being used in baby bottles and sippy cups. Manufacturers several years ago stopped using BPA in these...
July 2, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
June 28, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
June 27, 2012
PPG says it has begun full-scale commercial production of its advanced transparency material known as Opticor at its Sylmar, CA facility. The company recently transferred pilot...
May 31, 2012
Lanxess has announced an investment of €75 million ($93 million) for the construction of a plant to make nylon engineering plastics at the company's Antwerp complex. The new...
May 17, 2012
Invista tells CW it plans to unveil a new technology to produce adiponitrile (ADN) in the coming weeks. ADN is a critical intermediate used to manufacture nylon 6,6. The...
May 9, 2012
Jacobs Engineering says it has been awarded a contract by Evonik Industries to provide basic engineering services for a previously announced grassroots nylon-12 project in Asia. The...
May 7, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
April 30, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
April 19, 2012
The deadly explosion and fire that struck Evonik Industries' cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31, 2012 has created a shortage of the derivative nylon-12, a...
April 12, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience says it will acquire Arkema’s polycarbonate sheet business in the U.S., including the Tuffak-brand line of products used in aerospace, transportation and...
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...
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