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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
August 18, 2008
BASF says it has widened the scope of a previously announced divestment of the company's global styrenics business and has reorganized the activities in preparation for the sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/BASF-Widens-Scope-of-Proposed-Styrenics-Sale_13687.html
July 16, 2008
James Fitterling has been named CEO of the petchem joint venture between Dow Chemical and Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City). The 50-50 jv will be called K-Dow Petrochemicals, and will be headquartered in southeast Michigan....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Dow-Kuwait-JV-Appoints-CEO-Selects-Michigan-for-HQ_13033.html
July 14, 2008
DuPont says it will boost compounding capacity of nylon-6 and -6,6 resins by 30,000 m.t/year, and HTN brand high-performance nylon resins by 10,000 m.t./year at Shenzhen, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DuPont-Boosts-Nylon-Resins-Capacity_12947.html
July 14, 2008
Solutia says it has retained HSBC Securities USA (New York) to explore strategic alternatives for its nylon business, including a possible sale. The company says it is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-Considers-Possible-Sale-of-Nylon-Business_12962.html
June 30, 2008
Solutia says it has retained HSBC Securities to explore strategic options, including a potential sale, of the company’s nylon business. “Given the strength of our...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-to-Explore-Strategic-Alternatives-for-Nylon-Business_12781.html
June 23, 2008
Sinopec and Sabic say they have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to extend the scope of their previously announced petrochemical joint venture at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sinopec-and-Sabic-Extend-Scope-of-Tianjin-JV_12635.html
June 10, 2008
Lurgi Zimmer says it has been awarded a contract by Tianjin Haijing Polymerization Co. (Tianjin, China) to supply its nylon-6 manufacturing technology and services for a new plant to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lurgi-Zimmer-Lands-Nylon-6-Contract-in-China_12277.html
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