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May 5, 2010Fluoropolymers used in films include polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyvinyledene fluoride (PVDF), fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP), and polyvinyl fluoride (PVF)....
April 27, 2010An 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...
April 5, 2010FDA 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...
April 1, 2010Celanese 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...
March 29, 2010Asahi 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...
March 17, 2010DSM 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...
February 26, 2010DSM 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...
February 26, 2010Japan 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...
February 23, 2010Bayer 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...
February 19, 2010The 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...