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October 23, 2015

Styrolution has suspended development of an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) joint venture with Braskem, citing market conditions in Brazil and the rest of South America. “Sadly, the rapid deterioration of the business climate in the region has significantly increased market and project execution risk,” says Kevin McQuade, CEO, Styrolution.

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October 12, 2015
Invista (Wichita, KS) has added several new high-viscosity products to its Torzen line of nylon-6,6 resins. The company is launching the products this week at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany....
October 6, 2015
Invista says it is restructuring its Orange, TX, site to improve its competitiveness. The company’s plans include shutting down the site’s 215,000-m.t./year adipic acid plant and laying off 75 of the site’s 600 workers....
September 30, 2015
BASF has lifted the force majeure it had declared on hexamethylenediamine (HMD), AH salt, and nylon-6,6 polymer and the resulting force majeure declaration for nylon-6,6...
September 22, 2015
Grupa Azoty, Poland’s major chemicals producer, on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 320-million zlotych ($85.5 million) nylon-6 manufacturing complex at Tarnów...
August 20, 2015
Solvay's specialty polymers segment, headquartered at Alpharetta, GA, and a leading global supplier of thermoplastics, on Thursday announced a new licensing agreement that enables RTP...
July 27, 2015
Yara  International (Oslo) and BASF broke ground Monday on a previously announced world-scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, TX. As part of the project, Yara will...
July 20, 2015
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) has merged its Hanwha Compound and Hanwha Next subsidiaries under the Hanwha Compound business, according to local news reports. The combined entity will...
July 8, 2015
BASF says it will begin increasing the price for caprolactam and nylon-6 polymer by 10 cts/lb in North America, effective 15 July or as contracts allow. Effective 1 August or as...
July 6, 2015
The LEGO Group (Billund, Denmark), maker of the LEGO brick toys, has announced an investment of 1 billion Danish kroner ($147.8 million) to research developing and implementing new...
June 29, 2015
SCG Packaging (Bangkok) has acquired an 80% stake in a Vietnamese flexible packaging company, its parent Siam Cement (Bangkok) said Tuesday. TC Flexible Packaging...
June 18, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has made a venture capital investment in Wiivv Wearables (Vancouver). The minority investment was made jointly with financial investor Formation 8 (Palo...
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