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June 4, 2009
FDA says has agreed to reevaluate its decision last year that had found bisphenol a (BPA) safe for use in food and beverage containers. The decision comes a day after Representatives...
June 4, 2009
Reliance Industries says that its subsidiary Trevira (Bobingen, Germany), a manufacturer of polyester fibers and filament yarns, has filed an application to start insolvency...
June 4, 2009
Representatives Henry Waxman (D., CA) and Bart Stupak (D., MI) sent a letter yesterday to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, asking that the FDA reconsider its assessment of bisphenol...
June 1, 2009
Private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York) says it has completed its $50-million acquisition of Solutia’s integrated nylon business, and has renamed the business Ascend...
June 1, 2009
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo) says it has teamed up with Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp. in a previously announced project to build a polycarbonate (PC) manufacturing...
August 3, 2009
DSM says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Chemical, to acquire Mitsubishi’s nylon business in exchange for DSM’s polycarbonate business...
May 22, 2009
A study on bisphenol A (BPA) exposure has shown that people who drink from bottles made of polycarbonate may have up to 69% higher concentration of BPA in their urine, according to a...
May 14, 2009
DSM says that it will quadruple the production capacity for its new polymer, sold under the Stanyl ForTii brand name, at the company’s facility at Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands...
May 14, 2009
The Chicago City Council has unanimously approved a ban on the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups that contain bisphenol A (BPA). The ban is slated to take effect January 31, 2010...
May 11, 2009
Minnesota has passed a ban on bisphenol a (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups, and food containers intended for use by children the age of three. Minnesota is the first state in the...
May 8, 2009
Rhodia says it is closing its nylon production lines at in Mississauga, ON, and will source material from Alloy Polymers (Richmond, VA) under a toll production agreement. The site will...
May 8, 2009
Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp. (FCFC; Taipei) is building a 47,000-m.t./year nylon-6 plant in Vietnam using Uhde Inventa-Fischer technology. The plant will start up next year and...
April 22, 2009
Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS; Pittsburgh), the North American subsidiary of Bayer MaterialScience AG, says specialty chemical company Ashland will no longer be a distributor of...
April 3, 2009
Solutia says it will sell its nylon business for $50 million in cash to private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York). SK Capital will assume substantially all of the liabilities...
April 1, 2009
Solutia says it will sell its nylon business for $50 million in cash to private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York). The sale includes all five of Solutia’s nylon...
March 31, 2009
Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will stop in-house production of polyester and monofilament, and will close its manufacturing plants for these products...
March 17, 2009
Sunoco told investors it will not sell bisphenol A (BPA) to customers that intend to use it to make food and beverage containers used by children under three years of age. Sunoco...
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