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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
November 18, 2009
Solvay Advanced Polymers (SAP; Alpharetta, GA), a Solvay subsidiary, says it will cut about 50 jobs, or about 8% of its workforce, in an effort to restructure its U.S. operations. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Solvay-Advanced-Polymers-to-Cut-50-Jobs_22863.html
October 28, 2009
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China will require a security deposit on imported nylon-6 from the U.S., European Union, Russia, and Taiwan. The decision follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/China-Imposes-Deposit-on-Imported-Nylon-6-as-Antidumping-Measure_22194.html
October 27, 2009
Bayer reported a 6.1% drop in earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) for the third quarter of this year to €837 million ($1.25 billion) on 7% lower sales of €7.4 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayers-Profits-Decline-on-Flat-Sales-MaterialScience-Makes-Positive-Contribution_22334.html
October 23, 2009
Cabot Corp. says it has expanded carbon black capacity at its Tianjin, China facility by 150,000 m.t./year, bringing total capacity to about 300,000 m.t./year. The facility is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Cabot-Expands-Carbon-Black-Capacity-at-Tianjin_22288.html
October 7, 2009
Lanxess has completed its exit from the acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) business by transfering its remaining 49% stake in Ineos ABS to Ineos. Lanxess has not received any...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Lanxess-Completes-Pull-out-from-ABS-Receives-No-Payment-for-49-percent-Stake_21922.html
October 6, 2009
Girls whose mothers were exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) during early months of pregnancy are more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior, according to a study published...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Study-Links-Prenatal-BPA-Exposure-to-Aggressive-Behavior-in-Girls_21906.html
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