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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
June 2, 2008
Evonik Industries says it will “significantly” expand capacity for laurolactam, an intermediate used to produce nylon-12, at the company’s Marl, Germany facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Evonik-Boosts-Laurolactam-Capacity-in-Germany_12242.html
May 20, 2008
Mitsubishi Chemical says it has agreed to form a joint venture with Sinopec to produce 150,000 m.t./year of bisphenol A and 60,000 m.t./year of polycarbonate at Beijing. The companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sinopec-and-Mitsubishi-Form-BPA-and-Polycarbonate-JV_11984.html
April 18, 2008
Solutia says it will increase prices for all its Ascend and Vydyne brand nylon-6,6 resins in North America by 10 cts/lb. The increase applies to orders shipped on or after April 15...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-Boosts-Nylon-Prices_11478.html
March 3, 2008
Lurgi Zimmer says it has been awarded a contract by Zhejiang Huajian Nylon Co. (Ruian, China) to supply a nylon-6 plant. The facility will be built at Ruian and have capacity to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lurgi-Zimmer-Lands-Nylon-Contract-in-China_10625.html
March 3, 2008
Invista says it will make a multimillion-dollar investment to build a pilot facility at Kingston, ON to develop next-generation nylon products. Invista expects the facility to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Builds-Nylon-R-and-D-Center_10638.html
February 19, 2008
Invista says it will make a multi-million-dollar investment to build a pilot facility at Kingston, ON to develop next-generation nylon products. Invista expects the facility to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Builds-Multi-Million-Dollar-Nylon-R-and-D-Facility_10428.html
February 19, 2008
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has been awarded a contract by Kuibyshev Azot (Kuibyshev, Russia) to build a 54,000-m.t./year nylon-6 plant at Kuibyshev. Uhde Inventa-Fischer installed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-Awarded-Nylon-6-Contract-in-Russia_10392.html
January 28, 2008
The Shaw Group says it has been awarded a contract to provide technology, engineering, and procurement services for two 200,000-m.t./year acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Shaw-Supplies-Two-ABS-Plants-to-China_10042.html
December 14, 2007
Invista, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, says it has signed a land reservation agreement with the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Co., paving the way for construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Signs-Land-Agreement-for-Nylon-66-Plant-at-Shanghai-_9416.html
December 13, 2007
Dow Chemical says it plans to form a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture with Kuwait Petroleum’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City) subsidiary. PIC will pay about $9.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Dow-and-Kuwait-Petroleum-to-Form-Petrochemicals-JV_9369.html
December 12, 2007
Dow Chemical says it will no longer supply acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and styrene acrlyonitrile to non-automotive industries in the Americas, effective February 1, 2008. Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Dow-Curtails-Non-auto-ABS-Activity_9277.html
December 6, 2007
Dow Chemical says it will no longer supply acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and styrene acrylonitrile to non-automotive industries in the Americas, effective February 1, 2008. Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Dow-Ends-ABSSAN-Supply-to-Non-Auto-Industries_9250.html
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