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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
April 3, 2009
Solutia says it will sell its nylon business for $50 million in cash to private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York). SK Capital will assume substantially all of the liabilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/SK-Capital-to-Acquire-Solutias-Nylon-Business_18016.html
April 1, 2009
Solutia says it will sell its nylon business for $50 million in cash to private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York). The sale includes all five of Solutia’s nylon...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-Agrees-to-Sell-Nylon-Business-to-Private-Equity-Firm_17939.html
March 31, 2009
Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will stop in-house production of polyester and monofilament, and will close its manufacturing plants for these products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Asahi-Kasei-to-Stop-Permanently-Production-of-Polyester-and-Monofilament_17881.html
March 17, 2009
Sunoco told investors it will not sell bisphenol A (BPA) to customers that intend to use it to make food and beverage containers used by children under three years of age. Sunoco...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sunoco-Voluntarily-Restricts-BPA-Lawmakers-Propose-a-Ban_17644.html
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