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May 5, 2010
Fluoropolymers used in films include polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyvinyledene fluoride (PVDF), fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP), and polyvinyl fluoride (PVF)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/New-Applications-Drive-U-S-Fluoropolymers-Growth-Report-Says_26551.html
April 27, 2010
An amendment by Senator Diane Feinstein (D., CA) that would ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers has caused industry groups to reconsider support for the food safety...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Business-Groups-Urge-Senators-to-Reject-Proposed-BPA-Ban_26330.html
April 5, 2010
FDA today announced availability of five research documents on the health effects of bisphenol A (BPA), part of its ongoing efforts to clear up questions about the safety of BPA in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Posts-BPA-Documents-for-Comment-Includes-Unpublished-Study-Commissioned-by-ACC_25809.html
April 1, 2010
 Celanese and Sabic say their joint venture National Methanol Co. (Ibn Sina) will construct a 50,000-ton/year polyacetal (POM) plant at an unnamed site in Saudi Arabia. Total...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Ibn-Sina-to-Build-POM-Plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_25778.html
March 29, 2010
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has established a sales subsidiary dubbed Asahi Kasei Plastics Guangzhou at Guangzhou, China, to reinforce the sales and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Asahi-Kasei-Establishes-Performance-Plastics-Sales-Subsidiary-in-China_25694.html
March 17, 2010
DSM says it expects to be in a position to announce plans for the commercialization of specific products derived from CO2 feedstocks in the next 12-24 months. “We have sufficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/DSM-on-Track-to-Commercialize-Production-of-Resins-Adhesives-and-Coatings-from-CO2_25457.html
February 26, 2010
DSM says its DSM Engineering Plastics business has today signed contracts with Mitsubishi Chemical to enable DSM to acquire Mitsubishi’s polyamide business in exchange for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-and-Mitsubishi-Chemical-Sign-Contracts-for-Exchanging-Businesses_25003.html
February 26, 2010
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Tokyo), the international wing of Japan Finance Corporation (Tokyo), says it has signed a loan agreement totaling $30 million, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/JBIC-Loans-$30-Million-for-Polycarbonate-Facility-in-China_25002.html
February 23, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience says it has agreed to a close technical cooperation with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology (Nagoya, Japan) and Kyowa Industrial (Sanjo, Japan) in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Forms-Alliance-with-Japanese-Firms-for-Polycarbonate-Automotive-Glazing_24931.html
February 19, 2010
The global growth in the petrochemicals market is driven by Asia, especially by China and India, and new investments will also be mainly in Asia, say speakers at the final day of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/CW-India-Conference-Opportunities-to-Invest-in-Petrochemicals_24870.html
February 18, 2010
Lawmakers in the Oregon state senate have voted down a bill that would have barred certain products containing bisphenol A (BPA) from state commerce. The proposal would have restricted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Oregon-Senate-Votes-Down-BPA-Ban-Industry-Says-Study-Affirms-Products-Safety_24867.html
January 11, 2010
NEW YORK, January 11, 2010 – Access Intelligence (News) (AI), owners of SRI Consulting (chemical.ihs.com) Chemical Week (CW) (www.chemweek.com) and Chemical Engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Access-Intelligence-Chemical-Division-to-finalize-acquisition-of-Maack-Business-Services-_24049.html
December 29, 2009
Ube Industries says it will merge its Thai Caprolactam (Bangkok) and Ube Nylon Thailand (Bangkok) subsidiaries effective February 1, 2010, and the merged company will be named Ube...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Ube-to-Merge-Caprolactam-and-Nylon-Subsidiaries-in-Thailand_23804.html
December 24, 2009
PolyOne says it has acquired substantially all of the assets of New England Urethane (NEU; North Haven, CT) for $12 million. NEU is a custom compounder of high-performance engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/PolyOne-Acquires-Specialty-Healthcare-Company_23776.html
December 18, 2009
Teijin, as part of the previously announced restructuring of its polyester fiber business, says it will sell its 97.9% stake in Teijin Indonesia Fiber (Tifico; Jakarta, Indonesia), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Teijin-Continues-Polyester-Restructuring-Sells-Stake-in-Indonesian-Polyester-Fiber-Subsidiary_23682.html
December 1, 2009
The FDA has missed its November 30 target date for a reassessment of bisphenol A’s (BPA) safety in food contact materials, but says it “will have an announcement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Misses-Target-Date-for-BPA-Review-But-Announcement-Due-Soon_23210.html
December 1, 2009
BayerMaterial Science (BMS) has restarted some of its mothballed polycarbonate (PC) and methylene di- para -phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plants following a recent increase in demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-Reactivates-Mothballed-Polycarbonate-MDI-Plants&hellip_23160.html
December 1, 2009
Teijin Chemicals says it has today established a new business unit, dubbed Mobility Business Project, to expand the automotive market for polycarbonate resin and other advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Teijin-Sets-up-New-Business-Unit-to-Expand-Polycarbonate-Resin-Business_23190.html
November 25, 2009
Bayer MaterialScience says it has entered into an agreement with Malibu Plastica (Ahmedabad, India), a leading polycarbonate sheet producer in India, to set up a joint venture that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Set-Up-Polycarbonate-Sheet-JV-in-India_22969.html
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