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October 1, 2010
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) has concluded it could not identify any new evidence that would lead it to revise the current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/European-Authorities-Will-Not-Revise-Bisphenol-A-Regulations_29910.html
September 30, 2010
Ube Industries says that its Ube Chemicals Asia (Bangkok) subsidiary will increase the production capacity for caprolactam and nylon at Rayong, Thailand, to meet the rising demand in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Ube-to-Increase-Capacity-for-Caprolactam-and-Nylon-in-Thailand-Open-Nylon-6-Facility_29873.html
September 23, 2010
 Sabic Innovative Plastics has opened its second polyetherimide (PEI) resin plant at Cartagena, Spain. The $300-million plant represents a 35% increase in Sabic's PEI capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Sabic-Opens-Polyetherimide-Plant-in-Spain_29714.html
September 20, 2010
Bayer says it has developed “extensive” technology know-how and a wide range of polymeric films used for printing electronics. The company, in particular, is targeting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-Rolls-Out-Printed-Polymer-Films-for-Electronics_29637.html
September 8, 2010
Performance Fibers (Charlotte, NC) says it will double capacity for polyester fiber and fabric at its Kaiping, China facility in order to meet "strong demand" from China and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Performance-Fibers-Doubles-Capacity-in-China_29328.html
September 2, 2010
Uhde Inventa-Fischer has signed a contract with Hangzhou Hangding Nylon Tech. Co., a subsidiary of Sanding Holding Group, to build a nylon 6 polymerization plant. The facility will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-Awarded-Nylon-6-Plant-Contract-in-China_29163.html
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
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