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August 26, 2010
Research led by scientists from the Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth, U.K.) and the University of Exeter (Exeter, U.K.), in a study of 715 adults, has shown that exposure to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Study-Shows-BPA-Affects-Testosterone-Concentrations-in-Men_29039.html
August 18, 2010
Lurgi has been awarded a contract by LiHeng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co. (Changle, China) for the supply of a second nylon-6 plant at Changle City, Fujian, China. The facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lurgi-Awarded-Another-Nylon-6-Plant-Contract-in-China_28842.html
August 12, 2010
Celanese says its affiliate Fortron Industries  will increase polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) polymer production capacity at its Wilmington, NC facility. The site currently has the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Celanese-to-Increase-PPS-Capacity-in-North-America_28749.html
August 6, 2010
The expansion will come on in two phases, the first to be completed in mid-2011 and the second in 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Eastman-Announces-CHDM-Expansion_28654.html
August 4, 2010
DuPont has introduced a new range of nanofiber-based, polymeric separators for high-performance lithium ion batteries. The separators, marketed under the name Energain, generate more...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Lithium-Ion-Batteries-DuPont-Introduces-Power-boosting-Separators-Builds-U-S-Production-Facility_28537.html
July 29, 2010
News Release July 12, 2010, Zurich, Switzerland   The global Polyester & PET industries, with a current production capacity of around 59 mill tons/annum, have grown rapidly in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/The-15th-Annual-Polyester-and-PET-Chain-World-Congress_28036.html
July 29, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a combined total of $106 million to six separate projects to convert captured CO2 emissions into useful materials including cement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Unleashing-the-American-Innovation-Machine-DoE-Awards-$106-Million-to-Develop-Materials-from-CO2_28426.html
July 26, 2010
Invista is considering the sale of its North American polymers and resins business, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyester intermediates feedstocks, film products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-May-Sell-Polymers-and-Resins-Business_28243.html
July 26, 2010
Uhde Inventa-Fischer has been selected to supply its technology and services to Huafon Group ( Ruian, Zhejiang Province, China) for a nylon 6,6 complex to be built at Ruian. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-Supplies-Nylon-66-Complex-to-Huafon-Group_28324.html
July 12, 2010
Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic IP; Pittsfield, MA) is counting on expanded application development, including a renewed focus on the automotive sector, rapid expansion in emerging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-Innovative-Plastics_27952.html
July 6, 2010
Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG; Riyadh) and Arabian Chevron Phillips (ACP) say they plan to diversify into downstream projects, which will provide products for a number of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/SIIG-and-Arabian-Chevron-Phillips-Plan-Downstream-Investments_27842.html
July 2, 2010
BASF is prequalifying with automotive and other OEMs with its nylon 610, a product made from hexamethylene diamine and sebacic acid, which in turn is made from castor oil. "We...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-Tests-the-Market-for-Bio-based-Nylon-610_27809.html
June 30, 2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) has filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. FDA to act on NRDC’s October 2008 petition seeking to compel FDA to restrict...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/U-S-Group-Sues-FDA-Over-Bisphenol-A_27757.html
June 23, 2010
Ube says its Ube Chemical Europe (Castellon, Spain) subsidiary will open a second production line for polycarbonate diol (PCD) in response to rising global demand. The second...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Ube-to-Expand-Polycarbonate-Diol-Production-in-Spain_27604.html
June 22, 2010
Reliance Industries’ chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani, in a speech at the company’s annual general meeting last week said that the company plans to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Reliance-to-Build-Polybutadiene-Rubber-and-Polyester-Filament-Yarn-Plants-in-India_27549.html
June 22, 2010
Teijin says it aims to expand its polyester fiber business on a sustainable basis for more consistent profitability and a stronger presence in markets worldwide. In August 2009, Teijin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Teijin-Continues-Polyester-Fiber-Business-Restructuring_27538.html
June 1, 2010
DSM says its DSM Engineering Plastics business has completed the previously announced acquisition of Mitsubishi Chemical’s polyamide business in exchange for DSM’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/DSM-and-Mitsubishi-Complete-Exchange-of-Polycarbonate-and-Polyamide-businesses_27096.html
May 13, 2010
Eastman says Tritan's clarity, toughness, and heat and chemical resistance make the copolyester a BPA-free alternative to polycarbonate....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Eastman-Opens-Tritan-Copolyester-Unit-at-Kingsport_26705.html
May 11, 2010
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (YanSab), a Sabic affiliate, reported a net profit of SR259.3 million ($69.2 million) for the first quarter of 2010 ending March 31, against a net loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/YanSab-Swings-to-Profit-while-Kayan-Still-Reports-a-Net-Loss_26641.html
May 6, 2010
Ticona Engineering Polymers, Celanese’s advanced engineered materials business, says its has acquired two product lines, Zenite-brand liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Celanese-Acquires-Two-Engineering-Plastic-Lines-from-DuPont-Performance-Polymers_26569.html
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