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December 20, 2010Rhodia says it has agreed to acquire PI Polymer, the engineering plastics compounding business of chemical manufacturer PI Industries Ltd. (Udaipur, India). Financial terms were not...
December 13, 2010Evonik Industries says it plans to construct world-scale isophorone and isophorone diamine plant in Asia, with production scheduled to start up in 2013. Plant location details were not...
December 9, 2010Bayer MaterialScience plans to invest about €1 billion by 2016 to increase capacity at its manufacturing complex at Caojing, China near Shanghai. Capacities for methylene...
December 8, 2010Rhodia has declared force majeure on adipic acid, KA oil, nylon salt, and down its polymer range at its Chalampé, France site. Rhodia cites “sudden failures of utilities...
November 26, 2010The European Union (EU) has banned polycarbonate that contains bisphenol A (BPA) in baby feeding bottles from June 1, 2011. The ruling has been made due to health concerns relating to...
November 26, 2010Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers...
November 22, 2010Arkema says it plans to triple capacity at Changshu, China for the company's Rilsan biosourced nylon-11 and Rilsamid nylon-12 engineering plastics. The project involves construction of...
November 19, 2010An amendment seeking to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby products such as bottles and sippy cups has been blocked, says the measure’s sponsor Senator Dianne Feinstein...
November 4, 2010Eastman Chemical says it has entered into a joint venture with thermoplastics manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 (Castiglione Olona, Italy) to produce compounded cellulose diacetate (CDA)...
November 1, 2010Eastman Chemical says it will boost production capacity of cellulose triacetate (CTA)—a key intermediate used to produce polarized films used in liquid crystal displays...