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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
May 3, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience says it will invest about €90 million to expand polycarbonate (PC) capacity at the company's Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany site. The project will increase PC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-to-Expand-Polycarbonate-Capacity-in-Germany_34524.html
May 2, 2011
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says its Warrington, U.K. plant has resumed caprolactones monomer production following an unexpected technical problem that forced the site offline on April...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Perstorp-Restarts-Caprolactones-Production-After-Production-Outage_34516.html
April 14, 2011
Lanxess says it will invest €10 million ($14.4 million) to expand solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) and neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) capacity at its Orange, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Lanxess-to-Expand-Performance-Rubber-Capacity-at-Orange-TX_34112.html
April 11, 2011
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it will delay its valeraldehyde plant at its Stenungsund, Sweden facility to 2014. The company announced in 2007 it would build a plant to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Perstorp-to-Delay-Plasiticizer-Unit-in-Sweden_34046.html
March 9, 2011
Invista says it is moving forward with its previously announced plan to build a nylon-6,6 intermediates and polymers plant at Shanghai, China. The plant will use the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Moves-Forward-with-Nylon-66-and-Intermediates-Plant-at-Shanghai_33087.html
March 1, 2011
Dow Chemical says it has created a performance plastics division, comprised of all Dow plastics including solution polyethylene, wire and cable, elastomers, and films and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Dow-Creates-Performance-Plastics-Divison_33140.html
March 1, 2011
Eastman Chemical says it has boosted its 2011 earnings guidance to nearly $8/share, and has raised its first-quarter 2011 earnings to about $2/share. The company expects the compound...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Eastman-Boosts-Earnings-Outlook_33138.html
February 22, 2011
Hunstman says it will expand polyetheramine capacity by 40,000 m.t./year at Jurong Island, Singapore. The expansion will cost about $70 million and will bring capacity to about 56,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Hunstman-to-Boost-Polyetheramine-Capacity-in-Asia_32889.html
February 11, 2011
Celanese says it will expand ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) capacity by about 15% at its Edmonton, AB facility in the second half of 2011 due to strong growth for the product. Global EVA...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Celanese-to-Up-EVA-Capacity-at-Edmonton_32823.html
February 3, 2011
PolyOne reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.4 million (17 cts/share), up 34% from the year-ago quarter, beating analysts’ estimates of 15 cts/share, as reported by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/PolyOnes-Income-Rises-on-Increased-Sales-and-Selling-Prices_32618.html
January 20, 2011
DSM says its DSM Engineering Plastics unit has agreed to form two joint ventures with KuibyshevAzot (KA; Togliatti, Russia) in which DSM will hold a majority stake. In addition, DSM...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-Forms-Engineering-Plastics-Joint-Ventures-in-Russia_32239.html
January 6, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience says it has expanded polycarbonate film production at its South Deerfield, MA site, adding the ability to produce gloss-gloss and textured Makrofol polycarbonate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Expands-Polycarbonate-Films-Capacity_31954.html
January 4, 2011
Cereplast says that it has opened a European headquarters in Bönen, Germany to support the rapid expansion of its European operations. Demand for bioplastic resin in Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Cereplast-Opens-European-Headquarters-at-Bonen-Germany_31883.html
January 3, 2011
PolyOne says it has acquired Uniplen Industria de Polimeros (Uniplen), a Sao Paulo, Brazil-based producer of engineered materials and thermoplastics distributor for $21 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/PolyOne-Buys-Brazilian-Thermoplastics-Firm_31881.html
December 20, 2010
Rhodia says it has agreed to acquire PI Polymer, the engineering plastics compounding business of chemical manufacturer PI Industries Ltd. (Udaipur, India). Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Rhodia-Buys-Plastics-Compounder-in-India_31724.html
December 13, 2010
Evonik Industries says it plans to construct world-scale isophorone and isophorone diamine plant in Asia, with production scheduled to start up in 2013. Plant location details were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Evonik-to-Build-World-Scale-Isophorones-Plant-in-Asia_31558.html
December 9, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience plans to invest about €1 billion by 2016 to increase capacity at its manufacturing complex at Caojing, China near Shanghai. Capacities for methylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Double-MDI-and-PC-Capacity-at-Shanghai_31464.html
December 8, 2010
Rhodia has declared force majeure on adipic acid, KA oil, nylon salt, and down its polymer range at its Chalampé, France site. Rhodia cites “sudden failures of utilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Rhodia-Declares-Force-Majeure-on-Adipic-Acid_31420.html
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