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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
October 5, 2009
Kraton Polymers says it will increase the price of styrene-ethylene-butene-styrene (SEBS) and styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) in Africa, Europe and the Mideast on November 1. SEBS will...
September 28, 2009
Korea Kumho Petrochemical (Seoul) plans to build an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) compounding plant at Foshan, China, by the end of 2010, local media reports say. Initial...
September 22, 2009
Environmental group Clean Production Action (Medford, MA) says it will unveil a “plastics scorecard” on September 30 that evaluates plastics for their environmental and...
September 22, 2009
The expansion will be focused on specialty engineered nylons, polyesters, and alloys, the company says....
September 17, 2009
Lawmakers in California Assembly rejected a bid to pass a bill restricting bishpenol-A (BPA) in certain children’s products and food containers, falling short of the 41 votes needed for passage. The “Toxin-Free Infant and Toddlers Act Safe Toddlers Act,” introduced by Senator Fran Pavley (D., Santa Monica), had an administrative deadline of September 11....
September 8, 2009
Lanxess says it has increased prices for its nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) and chloroprene rubber (CR) on September 1 due to rising raw material costs. Depending on the region, NBR...
September 8, 2009
BASF says it will restructure its nylon-6 production activities in Europe, which will involve the permanent closure of a plant at Rudolstadt in the German state of Thuringia at the end...
September 8, 2009
Toyo Engineering says it has been awarded a contract to build a previously announced polycarbonate (PC) manufacturing plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing...
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