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April 3, 2014
Lanxess says it is collaborating with EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) to develop new thermoplastic sandwich materials for lightweight construction. The objective of the collaboration is to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lanxess-joins-with-EconCore-to-develop-nylon-sandwich-materials_60040.html
March 26, 2014
Invista announced today that it has broken ground on a new hexamethylenediamine (HMD) and nylon-6,6, polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. These are a part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-breaks-ground-on-Shanghai-nylon-66-expansion_59843.html
March 20, 2014
Trinseo, formerly Styron, filed for an initial public offering worth up to $200 million today, nearly three years after the company filed for a $400 million that never commenced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Trinseo-refiles-for-IPO_59621.html
March 7, 2014
Brazil's antitrust authority CADE (Brasilia) has approved without restrictions a joint venture between Braskem and Styrolution (Frankfurt) to build an acrylonitrile butadiene stryrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Brazils-antitrust-authority-approves-Braskem-Styrolution-ABS-venture_59404.html
March 6, 2014
BASF has expanded production capacities for the company's Ultramid C–branded nylon copolymer for flexible food packaging films at  Ludwigshafen, BASF announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-completes-nylon-expansion-at-Ludwigshafen_59366.html
February 27, 2014
Styrolution (Frankfurt), the global leading producer of styrenics jointly owned by BASF and Ineos, today announced record profits for 2013. Ebitda before special items for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Styrolution-posts-record-profit-on-strong-styrene-PS-margins-optimistic-for-2014_59151.html
February 12, 2014
Nexam (Lund, Sweden) and BASF have developed a cross-linkable nylon-6,6 and agreed to initiate the commercialization phase for the compound, Nexam announced. Nexam has awarded BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Nexam-BASF-establish-partnership-for-cross-linkable-nylon-66-compound-commercialization_58769.html
February 11, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland  (ADM) says it has made a $25-million equity investment in Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA), a start-up developing catalytic processes for producing chemicals from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/ADM-invests-in-biobased-nylon-start-up_58745.html
January 14, 2014
Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy (Milan), a wholly owned subsidiary of Solvay; and Biesterfeld Plastic (Hamburg) have reached an agreement for Biesterfeld Nordic (Malmö...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Biesterfeld-to-distribute-Solvays-polysulfones-in-Nordic-region_57955.html
December 19, 2013
Invista plans to become a significant supplier of nylon-12, building its position on a new monomer technology, the company announced on 18 December. Invista says it will soon employ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-plans-to-produce-nylon-12_57518.html
November 15, 2013
Sabic Innovative Plastics (Pittsfield, MA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sabic, will be consolidating its acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) operations in the United States, closing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Sabic-announces-closure-of-ABS-plant-consolidation-of-US-ABS-activities_56729.html
October 31, 2013
Styrolution plans to add a production line for alpha-methyl styrene acrylonitrile (Amsan), a heat-resistance modifier, at its site in Altamira, Mexico, the company announced on 30 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Styrolution-to-add-Amsan-line-in-Altamira_56314.html
October 30, 2013
Sunil Kumar, former president and CEO of International Specialty Products (ISP), has teamed up with his daughter, Monica Kumar, to acquire Nylon Corp. of America (Nycoa; Manchester, NH). Terms of the deal were not released....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Sunil-Kumar-acquires-second-plastics-firm-Nycoa_56286.html
October 23, 2013
Arkema (Colombes, France) and Addiplast (Saint-Pal-de-Mons, France), a company specializing in the manufacture of specialty compounds, have signed an agreement whereby Arkema will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Arkema-to-supply-Addiplast-with-nylon-10-11-and-12_56110.html
October 23, 2013
Solvay has reached an agreement to acquire a financial interest in Aonix Advanced Materials (Ottawa, ON), a developer of advanced composite materials and manufacturing systems. Solvay...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Solvay-to-acquire-stake-in-Canadian-thermoplastic-composites-firm_56108.html
October 16, 2013
K 2013, the world´s largest plastics exhibition, began today at Düsseldorf with a mood of cautious optimism. The triennial trade show’s current theme is Resource...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/K-2013-More-customer-focus-and-solution-orientation_55980.html
October 16, 2013
Celanese commissioned a study that analyzes opportunities for the plastics industry to play a role in improving the infrastructure of fast-growing regions. The study concludes that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/K-2013-Celanese-study-investigates-role-of-plastics-in-improving-infrastructure-in-developing-regions_55982.html
October 16, 2013
DSM has developed a special grade of its high-performance nylon-4T, for one of the first-ever integrated plastic holders for a light-emitting diode (LED) array, the company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/K-2013-DSM-develops-special-grade-of-nylon-for-LED-applications_55979.html
October 16, 2013
DSM has joined the Lightweight Integrated Process Application (LIPA) Team, established to develop an industrial process for the manufacture of endless-fiber-reinforced advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/K-2013-DSM-joins-team-developing-process-for-advanced-thermoplastic-composite-parts_55978.html
October 16, 2013
Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) announced today at the K 2013 plastics trade show, taking place in Düsseldorf, the start-up of a new compounding line at Pensacola, FL...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/K-2013-Ascend-starts-up-nylon-66-compounding-facility-at-Pensacola_55965.html
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