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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
November 26, 2010
The European Union (EU) has banned polycarbonate that contains bisphenol A (BPA) in baby feeding bottles from June 1, 2011. The ruling has been made due to health concerns relating to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Europe-Bans-Bisphenol-A-in-Baby-Bottles-from-Mid-2011_31209.html
November 26, 2010
Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Roquette-Develops-Low-Toxicity-Bio-Alternatives-to-Phthalates-Bisphenol-A_31207.html
November 22, 2010
Arkema says it plans to triple capacity at Changshu, China for the company's Rilsan biosourced nylon-11 and Rilsamid nylon-12 engineering plastics. The project involves construction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Arkema-to-Triple-Polymerization-Capacity-at-Chinese-Site_31126.html
November 19, 2010
An amendment seeking to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby products such as bottles and sippy cups has been blocked, says the measure’s sponsor Senator Dianne Feinstein...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Federal-Ban-on-Bisphenol-A-in-Baby-Products-Fails-in-U-S-Senate_31083.html
November 4, 2010
Eastman Chemical says it has entered into a joint venture with thermoplastics manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 (Castiglione Olona, Italy) to produce compounded cellulose diacetate (CDA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Eastman-Forms-Cellulose-Diacetate-JV-in-China_30730.html
November 1, 2010
Eastman Chemical says it will boost production capacity of cellulose triacetate (CTA)—a key intermediate used to produce polarized films used in liquid crystal displays...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Eastman-to-Boost-Cellulose-Triacetate-Capacity-at-Kingsport_30657.html
October 29, 2010
Solvay says it is putting a major focus on the devolopment of bio-based products under the company's commitment to sustainability. Solvay Advanced Polymers (SAP; Alphareta,GA) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/K2010-Solvay-Focuses-on-Bio-Based-Businesses-Concludes-Deal-with-Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical_30603.html
October 28, 2010
Evonik Industries says it will invest €1.6 billion over five years to grow its performance polymers and plastics additives business by an average of 5%/year, to reach €2.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/K2010-Evonik-Commits-to-Polymers-with-&euro1-6-Billion-Investment_30549.html
October 7, 2010
Dow Chemical says it has closed the sale of its 50% stake in the LG Dow Polycarbonate joint venture to LG Chem, for an undisclosed price. LG Dow Polycarbonate, a 50-50 joint venture of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Dow-Sells-Stake-in-LG-Dow-Joint-Venture-to-LG-Chem_29953.html
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