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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
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
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