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June 26, 2009
Koch Industries’ Invista unit has confirmed plans to enter the nylon-6,6 engineering polymers business. Resin production will be added at existing Invista production sites in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Enters-Nylon-66-Plastic-Market_19799.html
June 26, 2009
Demand for engineering thermoplastic resins is growing, says Kim Choate, global product director for Ultem resins at Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic-IP). The company expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Engineering-Thermoplastics-Demand-is-Growing-Sabic-Innovative-Plastics-Says_19788.html
June 25, 2009
Nylon-6,6 resin production will be added at existing Invista nylon production sites in North America and Europe, and the company plans to build polymer capacity in Asia as well. Capacity was not disclosed but Invista material will be in the market "very soon," Invista officials say....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-to-Enter-Nylon-Engineering-Plastics-Business_19741.html
June 17, 2009
Jubilant Organosys (Noida, India), one of the largest pharmaceutical custom research and manufacturing services companies in India, says it is evaluating the divestment of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Jubilant-to-Divest-Performance-Polymers-Business_19613.html
June 12, 2009
Sabic Innovative Plastics, a Sabic subsidiary, says it will permanently close an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plant at Grangemouth, U.K. with the loss of 95 jobs. The closure...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Sabic-to-Close-ABS-Facility-in-the-U-K-_19479.html
June 12, 2009
The soft demand for durable goods, especially in the automotive and construction industries, has taken a toll on engineering plastics in the last year. Volatile raw material costs have...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Slow-Automotive-Demand-Drags-on-Engineering-Plastics-Growth_19506.html
June 11, 2009
Connecticut has passed legislation that will ban the manufacture and sale of infant formula and other baby food containers that contain bisphenol a (BPA) by October 2011. The move...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Connecticut-Passes-BPA-Ban_19470.html
June 5, 2009
Sibur (Moscow) says it has signed a licensing agreement with TSRC Corporation (Taipei), a major producer of synthetic rubber in Asia, for its project to build a new thermoplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Sibur-Selects-Taiwanese-Firm-as-Licensor-for-Thermoplastics-Plant_19377.html
June 4, 2009
FDA says has agreed to reevaluate its decision last year that had found bisphenol a (BPA) safe for use in food and beverage containers. The decision comes a day after Representatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Agrees-to-Review-its-BPA-Assessment_19367.html
June 4, 2009
Representatives Henry Waxman (D., CA) and Bart Stupak (D., MI) sent a letter yesterday to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, asking that the FDA reconsider its assessment of bisphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Lawmakers-Ask-FDA-to-Reconsider-BPA-Seek-Documents-Linked-to-Industry-PR-Effort_19345.html
June 4, 2009
Reliance Industries says that its subsidiary Trevira (Bobingen, Germany), a manufacturer of polyester fibers and filament yarns, has filed an application to start insolvency...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Reliances-German-Subsidiary-Files-for-Insolvency_19358.html
June 1, 2009
Private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York) says it has completed its $50-million acquisition of Solutia’s integrated nylon business, and has renamed the business Ascend...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/SK-Capital-Completes-Acquisition-of-Solutias-Nylon-Business_19317.html
June 1, 2009
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo) says it has teamed up with Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp. in a previously announced project to build a polycarbonate (PC) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Mitsubishi-Details-Chinese-Polycarbonate-Plans_19299.html
May 22, 2009
A study on bisphenol A (BPA) exposure has shown that people who drink from bottles made of polycarbonate may have up to 69% higher concentration of BPA in their urine, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Study-Links-Polycarbonate-to-Substantially-Higher-Levels-of-BPA-in-Urine_19131.html
May 14, 2009
DSM says that it will quadruple the production capacity for its new polymer, sold under the Stanyl ForTii brand name, at the company’s facility at Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/DSM-to-Increase-Polymer-Capacity-in-the-Netherlands_18923.html
May 14, 2009
The Chicago City Council has unanimously approved a ban on the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups that contain bisphenol A (BPA). The ban is slated to take effect January 31, 2010...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/City-of-Chicago-Bans-BPA_18929.html
May 11, 2009
Minnesota has passed a ban on bisphenol a (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups, and food containers intended for use by children the age of three. Minnesota is the first state in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Minnesota-Becomes-First-State-to-Ban-BPA_18877.html
May 8, 2009
Rhodia says it is closing its nylon production lines at in Mississauga, ON, and will source material from Alloy Polymers (Richmond, VA) under a toll production agreement. The site will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Rhodia-Shuts-Nylon-Line_18783.html
May 8, 2009
Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp. (FCFC; Taipei) is building a 47,000-m.t./year nylon-6 plant in Vietnam using Uhde Inventa-Fischer technology. The plant will start up next year and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Formosa-Builds-Nylon-6-Plant-in-Vietnam_18805.html
April 22, 2009
Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS; Pittsburgh), the North American subsidiary of Bayer MaterialScience AG, says specialty chemical company Ashland will no longer be a distributor of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Changes-Polycarbonate-Distributors_18408.html
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