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October 2, 2013
Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA) has produced, and shipped to a prospective partner, samples of what it believes to be the first 100% biobased nylon-6,6. The product is made from Rennovia's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Rennovia-ships-100-percent-biobased-nylon-66_55589.html
September 20, 2013
Kuraray (Tokyo) says it has completed a ¥1-billion ($10 million) expansion of its Kashima, Japan, plant for the production of Genestar, a heat-resistant nylon resin used in auto parts and electrical and electronic components....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Kuraray-aims-new-Genestar-capacity-at-LED-market_55277.html
September 18, 2013
Brazil has imposed provisional antidumping duties on nylon imports originating in China, Thailand, and Taiwan, says Camex (Brasilia), Brazil's chamber of foreign trade. The antidumping...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Brazil-imposes-antidumping-duties-on-nylon-imports-from-three-Asian-countries_55230.html
September 6, 2013
Sabic Innovative Plastics continues to invest heavily to strengthen operations in China. “It is an important market with a very large customer base,” Keith Smith, executive v.p. of Sabic Innovative Plastics tells CW. “In absolute terms, the industry has seen the largest volume growth in the world coming from China.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-Innovative-Plastics-growth-plans-target-China_55027.html
September 3, 2013
A. Schulman has purchased the Perrite Group (Warrington, UK), a thermoplastics manufacturing business with operations in Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and France, for approximately $52...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/A-Schulman-acquires-plastics-compounder-Perrite-Group-in-$52-million-deal_54877.html
August 27, 2013
Integral Technologies, (Bellingham, WA), a subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp. (Fort Washington, PA), and BASF have signed a letter of intent (LoI) to jointly explore the North American...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/BASF-and-Integral-Technologies-to-jointly-explore-North-American-market-for-conductive-thermoplastics_54768.html
August 14, 2013
Toyobo do Brasil, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyobo (Osaka), has decided to build an engineering plastics production plant at the company's Americana, Brazil site, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Toyobo-to-build-engineering-plastics-plant-in-Brazil_54476.html
August 8, 2013
BASF said today that it is building a new Ultramid nylon polymerization plant, with a capacity of 100,000 m.t./year, at Shanghai. The plant is scheduled onstream in 2015. “As...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-invests-in-nylon-polymerization-plant-in-China_54007.html
July 30, 2013
Evonik Industries has begun operating a pilot plant for ω-amino lauric acid (ALS) at Slovenska Lupca, Slovakia, the company announced today. The biobased ALS is an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Evonik-launches-pilot-production-of-biobased-lauric-acid-in-Slovakia_54064.html
July 26, 2013
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K-ShowStyron has assumed ownership of Dow Chemical's 50% stake in the Sumitomo Dow Ltd. (Tokyo) polycarbonate (PC) joint venture. Sumitomo Chemical holds the other 50% of the jv. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/K2010-Styron-Takes-Dows-Stake-in-PC-Venture-with-Sumitomo_30478.html
July 11, 2013
Radici Chimica (Bergamo, Italy) says it has signed an agreement with the Italian ministry for the environment to measure and reduce the company's environmental impact. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Radici-Chimica-signs-agreement-to-measure-and-reduce-its-environmental-impact_53519.html
July 10, 2013
Dragados Industrial (Madrid) has won a $386.7-million contract to build a previously announced polyacetal plant in Saudi Arabia. The plant will be designed to produce 50,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Dragados-wins-major-contract-to-build-Sabics-polyacetal-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_53476.html
July 1, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) will launch in July a public consultation on an updated and extended assessment of exposure in Europe to bisphenol A (BPA), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/EFSA-to-launch-public-consultation-on-bisphenol-A_53289.html
June 25, 2013
The facility will have an initial installed capacity of 50 million lbs/year (23,000 m.t./year), which will ultimately be expanded to 150 million lbs/year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Softer-building-compounding-facility-to-enter-US-engineering-plastics-market_53112.html
June 25, 2013
Lanxess and biobased chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) announced today that Lanxess has run a successful, 20-m.t. polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) production campaign using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Lanxess-produces-PBT-from-biobased-BDO_53099.html
June 21, 2013
Solvay is investing in the adipic acid production line at its Chalampé, France site, the company announced today. The investment will result in a further improvement in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solvay-invests-to-improve-efficiency-at-adipic-acid-plant-in-France_53039.html
June 19, 2013
Solvay has began production of poly(ether ether ketone) and poly(aryl ether ketone) compounds at its Changshu, China, production site, the company announced today. Solvay announced the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solvay-opens-PEEK-PAEK-compounding-plant-in-China_52913.html
June 13, 2013
PCC will produce the material at its 50,000 m.t./year plant at Al-Jubail, which is expected to go online in late 2013 or early 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-to-market-nylon-66-polymer-from-CP-Chem-SIIG-Saudi-jv_52825.html
June 7, 2013
Polyscope (Geelen, Netherlands) has added a third dimension to its product portfolio by manufacturing terpolymers consisting of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) and n-phenylmaleimide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Polyscope-expands-portfolio-with-SMA-based-polymers_52696.html
June 6, 2013
DSM has introduced Stanyl ForTii T11, a high-temperature nylon designed for the electronics industry and compliant with legislation in the European Union governing the restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-launches-EU-compliant-halogen-free-nylon-for-electronic-applications_52604.html
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