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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
December 3, 2007
Prices U.S.: $1.85-$2.05/lb del, injection molding; $1.75-$2.00/lb del, extrusion EUROPE: €2,900-€3,150/m.t. del, general purpose ASIA: $2,750-$2,780/m.t. cif Hong Kong...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/polycarbonate_9128.html
November 30, 2007
A panel of experts convened by the U.S. government's National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) toxicology program released its final report on suspected human health effects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Health-Officials-Say-BPA-Poses-Minimal-Risk-to-Human-Reproductive-Systems_9192.html
November 30, 2007
Solutia says a federal court has approved its reorganization plan, paving the way for the company to emerge from bankruptcy by early next year. Solutia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Court-Approves-Solutias-Bankruptcy-Plan_9193.html
October 12, 2007
Engineering plastics makers are targeting higher-performance and higher-margin applications, directing commercial development closer to customers that are growing faster than the overall market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Engineering-Plastics-Makers-Seek-Higher-Ground_8302.html
October 3, 2007
Fortron Industries (Wilmington, NC), a joint venture between Ticona and Kureha Chemical Industry (Tokyo), says its previously announced expansion to double linear polyphenylene sulfide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Fortron-Completes-Wilmington-PPS-Expansion_8151.html
September 7, 2007
China National Bluestar Corp. (Beijing) says it will build a polyacetal (POM) manufacturing facility at Shanghai and a styrene plant at Daqing, China. The POM unit will be located in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Bluestar-Plans-Shanghai-POM-Unit_7430.html
September 7, 2007
The European Commission has approved Ineos’s proposed acquisition of Lanxess’s acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) business (CW, July 4/11, p. 17). Meanwhile, The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Brussels-Okays-Ineos-Purchase-of-Lanxesss-ABS-Extends-Hydro-Probe_7473.html
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