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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
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
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