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August 8, 2007
Invista says it has selected Shanghai, China as the site of its previously announced world-scale nylon 6,6 complex. The company will build plants producing adiponitrile, hexamethylene...
August 7, 2007
Ineos has agreed to buy Lanxess’s acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) business. Ineos says it will establish a joint venture with Lanxess to take over Lanxess’s ABS...
August 7, 2007
Shortly after its 2004 carve out from Bayer, Lanxess suffered three different chemical releases at its Addyston, OH acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plant. The incidents were an...
August 7, 2007
The Environmental Working Group (EWG; Washington) has raised concerns about changes to the National Institute for Environmental Health Services’ (NIEHS; Research Triangle Park...
August 6, 2007
Nylon-6,6 feedstocks have been in short supply, driven by force majeure at European and U.S. plants, including Rhodia and Invista, says Maack Business Services (Zurich). Nylon-6,6...
August 1, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it has delayed completion of the second 100,000-m.t./year polycarbonate (PC) production line it is building at Caojing, China, near Shanghai. The...
July 31, 2007
Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) says its subsidiary Chem Polymer has begun production of nylon and other engineering thermoplastic (ETP) compounds from its new 10,900-m.t./year compounding...
July 30, 2007
GE Plastics and PetroChina have suspended plans for a world-scale polycarbonate (PC) joint venture plant in China, officials with GE say. The outlook for demand in China remains...
July 30, 2007
Lanxess’ Lustrain Polymers has appointed Ashland and PolyOne as exclusive national distributors for its range of polymers including acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)...
July 26, 2007
Ube Industries says it will build a 50,000-m.t./year nylon-6 resins plant at its Ube Nylon (Thailand) complex at Bangkok by October 2009. The company’s existing nylon-6 capacity...
July 26, 2007
Ticona says it will build a plant to produce Celstran long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics at Celanese’s complex at Nanjing, China. Ticona already produces Celstran at Winona, MN...
July 25, 2007
Lurgi Zimmer says it has received a contract to implement its technology for a polyamide-6 expansion in the U.S. Lurgi did not disclose the company that awarded the contract, but says...
July 25, 2007
Several resin and gelcoat suppliers to the composites industry have announced price increases, citing recent cost hikes in raw materials including benzene. Scott Bader (Wollaston...
July 25, 2007
Sibur (Moscow) and Lukoil-Neftekhim (Moscow) say they have agreed to invest $840 million to expand the Blagoveshchensk, Russia polyester complex of the companies’ Polyef...
July 25, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS; Pittsburgh), the North American subsidiary of Bayer MaterialScience AG, is counting on more robust R&D and innovation efforts to drive above-GDP...
July 25, 2007
BASF and Honeywell have separately announced increases of 8 cts/lb, about 5%, on nylon-6 resins. Honeywell’s increase applies to the company’s specialty grade nylon-6...
July 25, 2007
Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, equal partners in PetroRabigh, a refining and petrochemicals project worth more than $9.8 billion at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, have begun studying a...
July 25, 2007
BASF has confirmed CW’s recent report that it is considering plans to divest parts of its commodity styrenics business (CW, July 18, p. 11). The company says it has received a...
July 24, 2007
Victrex (Thorton Cleveleys, U.K.) says it has acquired Mitsui Chemicals’ 49% stake in their Victrex-MC joint venture, which sells polyether ether ketone (PEEK) polymers in Japan...
July 24, 2007
Honeywell says it has increased output of its nylon resins at Chesterfield, VA by 10% through a series of productivity improvements. The company did not disclose capacity details. The...
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