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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
May 29, 2013
A. Schulman has reached an agreement to acquire Network Polymers (Akron, OH), an engineered plastics compounding and distribution business, for approximately $50 million—subject...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Schulman-to-acquire-Ohio-based-thermoplastic-resin-producer_52342.html
May 24, 2013
Croda has completed the acquisition of Arizona Chemical's (Jacksonville, FL) specialty products business, a producer of naturally derived polyamides. "The varied...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Croda-acquires-Arizona-Chemicals-specialty-products-business_52288.html
May 23, 2013
Solvay says it has decided to invest an undisclosed sum to build a production unit for the biobased nylon polymer PA6,10 at at Saint-Fons, France. The plant is intended to meet demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solvay-to-build-biobased-nylon-production-facility-in-France_51675.html
May 22, 2013
Elix Polymers (Tarragona, Spain) has signed an agreement with Velox (Hamburg) for the distribution of Elix's acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and styrene acrylonitrile...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Elix-Polymers-signs-ABS-distribution-agreement-with-Velox_52233.html
May 21, 2013
A fire at Formosa Plastics’ Point Comfort, TX, on 2 May injured 16 people and shut down the PE-1 high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, which produces Formolene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Formosa-Point-Comfort-fire-impacts-US-HDPE-supplies_52096.html
May 15, 2013
Invista has announced it has signed a land reservation agreement with the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Co. for a previously announced nylon-6,6 polymer site at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-purchases-more-land-for-Shanghai-nylon-66-project_52020.html
May 10, 2013
European margins for caprolactam could swing back to a loss as fundamentals for May are expected to be unfavorable, IHS chemical says in its latest Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/European-caprolactam-margins-under-pressure_51848.html
May 2, 2013
Arkema has launched production of Rilsan T, a biobased nylon-10,10 processed from castor oil, at the company's production facility at Serquigny, France, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Arkema-launches-production-of-biobased-nylon-1010_51687.html
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