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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
March 16, 2009
Researchers at Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt) say they have discovered synthetic estrogen leaching into mineral water from plastic bottles made with polyethylene terephthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/German-Researchers-Link-PET-to-an-Estrogen-Mimicking-Chemical_17615.html
March 11, 2009
DSM says it has opened a previously announced new manufacturing facility for producing engineering plastics compounds, at the Ranjangaon MIDC industrial zone about 60 km from Pune, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/DSM-Opens-Engineering-Plastics-Compounding-Plant-in-India_17564.html
March 6, 2009
Six baby bottle manufacturers said yesterday they will stop using bisphenol A (BPA) in their products, in response to a request last October by Connecticut Attorney General (AG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Six-Bottle-Manufacturers-to-Stop-Using-BPA-New-York-County-Okays-Ban_17494.html
February 6, 2009
A judge has overturned a decision by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that would have allowed toys containing phthalates to remain on store shelves as long as they were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Court-Rules-Toys-Containing-Phthalates-Must-Be-Off-Store-Shelves-by-Next-Week_16881.html
January 27, 2009
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it is holding talks with employee representatives on enforced part-time working, in response to a sharp decline in orders and "unsatisfactory...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Cut-Staff-Hours-as-Orders-Decline_16686.html
January 26, 2009
Solutia says it expects adjusted Ebitda from continuing operations for 2008 to be within its previous guidance range of $385 million-$395 million. The company also says it...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-to-Meet-Estimates-Nylon-Sale-Expected-This-Quarter_16693.html
January 16, 2009
Idemitsu Kosan says it has cut production of polycarbonate (PC) resin by 20% at its 47,000-m.t./year plant at Chiba, Japan. The output reduction began on December 20, 2008, Idemitsu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Idemitsu-Cuts-Polycarbonate-Production_16498.html
November 26, 2008
The move is part of an effort that will reduce fixed costs in the nylon business by 10%. The recent demand decline "has been sharp and rapid," the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-Idles-Nylon-Assets_15565.html
November 19, 2008
BASF will shut 80 plants worldwide and reduce production at approximately 100 others as it responds a "massive decline in demand in key industries." The moves account for 20%-25% of the company's overall capacity. The company also says that 2008 earnings will fall short of 2007 results...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-to-Shutter-80-Plants-as-Demand-Shrinks_15449.html
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