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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
October 20, 2008
Rhodia has announced a major restructuring of its nylon businesses in Europe. The program is designed “to help these businesses adapt to changes in the nylon market, which is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Rhodia-to-Restructure-Nylon-Business_14825.html
October 20, 2008
Demand for engineering plastics will rise 3.1%/year to reach 5.4 billion lbs by 2012, says a recent report from The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). “Advances will be driven by a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Electronics-Auto-Sectors-Rev-Up-Engineering-Plastics-Demand_14857.html
October 17, 2008
BASF says it has reduced production of caprolactam worldwide by 35% in response to lower demand, and steep rises in raw material and energy costs. The company, one of the leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-Slashes-Caprolactam-Production_14800.html
September 26, 2008
Ike Hit: Baytown without raw materials supply. Bayer MaterialScience says it has declared force majeure on products made by the company’s polyurethanes; coatings, adhesives, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Declares-Force-Majeure-at-Baytown_14477.html
September 23, 2008
Iran's petroleum minister Gholam Hossein Nozari has appointed Adel Nejadsalim as the new managing director of the National Petrochemical Co., local reports say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Iran-Names-New-NPC-Head_14366.html
September 19, 2008
Bayer MaterialScience says it has declared force majeure on products produced by its polyurethanes; coatings, adhesives, specialties; polycarbonates; and inorganic chemicals business units due to the effects of Hurricane Ike on its operations at Baytown, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Bayer-Material-Science-Declares-Force-Majeure-at-Baytown_14296.html
September 17, 2008
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) links exposure to bisphenol a (BPA) to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver enzyme...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Industry-Dismisses-Study-Linking-BPA-to-Cardiovascular-Disease-Diabetes_14255.html
September 4, 2008
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, CT) have released a study showing low levels of bisphenol a (BPA) can affect brain activity in monkeys, the first study to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Study-Finds-BPA-Can-Alter-Brain-Function-in-Primates_13993.html
August 19, 2008
California’s Assembly rejected one bill that would ban bisphenol a (BPA) in products intended for children under the age of three, and another bill that would ban perfluorinated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/California-Assembly-Rejects-Two-Bills-Banning-Chemicals_13702.html
August 18, 2008
The FDA says an “adequate margin of safety” exists for bisphenol a (BPA) at current levels of human exposure from food contact uses, according to a draft assessment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Review-Finds-BPA-Safe-to-Use-in-Food-Contact-Materials_13691.html
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