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September 27, 2012
Health Canada says its reassessment of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging indicates exposure levels are not high enough to cause concern about adverse health effects in adults or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Health-Canada-Review-Supports-Use-of-BPA-in-Food-Packaging_46556.html
September 18, 2012
A study published in the most recent version of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) links exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased obesity in children. However...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/ACC-Disputes-Findings-of-Study-Linking-BPA-and-Childhood-Obesity_46332.html
August 14, 2012
Invista says it has selected its Orange, TX, production facility as the initial location to install its next-generation adiponitrile (ADN) technology. ADN is a critical intermediate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-to-Locate-New-ADN-Facility-at-Orange-TX_45619.html
July 18, 2012
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has been awarded a contract by Changle Highsun Synthetic Fiber Technology (Changle, China) to construct a polymerization plant to produce high-performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-Receives-Nylon-6-Engineering-Contract-from-Chinese-Firm_44960.html
July 17, 2012
The U.S. FDA announced today it will prohibit bisphenol A (BPA) from being used in baby bottles and sippy cups. Manufacturers several years ago stopped using BPA in these...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/U-S-FDA-Bans-BPA-in-Baby-Bottles-Sippy-Cups_44938.html
July 2, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Group-Seeks-Review-of-BPA-Under-Safe-Drinking-Water-Act_44597.html
June 28, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Group-Petitions-EPA-to-Regulate-BPA-Under-Safe-Drinking-Water-Act_44514.html
June 27, 2012
PPG says it has begun full-scale commercial production of its advanced transparency material known as Opticor at its Sylmar, CA facility. The company recently transferred pilot...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/PPG-Begins-Opticor-Plastic-Production-at-Sylmar-CA_44516.html
May 31, 2012
Lanxess has announced an investment of €75 million ($93 million) for the construction of a plant to make nylon engineering plastics at the company's Antwerp complex. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lanxess-Builds-Nylon-Plastics-Plant-at-Antwerp_43838.html
May 17, 2012
Invista tells CW it plans to unveil a new technology to produce adiponitrile (ADN) in the coming weeks. ADN is a critical intermediate used to manufacture nylon 6,6. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-to-Debut-New-ADN-Production-Technology_43546.html
May 9, 2012
Jacobs Engineering says it has been awarded a contract by Evonik Industries to provide basic engineering services for a previously announced grassroots nylon-12 project in Asia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Jacobs-Awarded-Contract-for-Evonik-Nylon-12-Project-in-Asia_43334.html
May 7, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-Bisphenol-A_43258.html
April 30, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-BPA-with-Focus-on-Low-Dose-Effects_43116.html
April 19, 2012
The deadly explosion and fire that struck Evonik Industries' cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31, 2012 has created a shortage of the derivative nylon-12, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Nylon-12-Shortage-to-Impact-Global-Automotive-Production_42745.html
April 12, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience says it will acquire Arkema’s polycarbonate sheet business in the U.S., including the Tuffak-brand line of products used in aerospace, transportation and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Buy-Arkemas-U-S-Polycarbonate-Sheet-Business_42647.html
April 12, 2012
Dow Chemical says its Automotive Systems business group will partner with Ford Motor Company to research the use of advanced carbon fiber composites in vehicles. Dow Automotive Systems...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Dow-Partners-with-Ford-to-Study-Carbon-Fiber-Composites-for-Vehicles_42646.html
April 7, 2012
The U.S. FDA has rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) requesting restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Declines-NRDC-Petition-for-Stricter-BPA-Rules_42570.html
April 5, 2012
Evonik Industries says that the deadly explosion and fire at the company's cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31 will likely result in supply restrictions for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Evonik-Plant-Fire-Disrupts-Supplies-of-Engineering-Plastics_42505.html
April 3, 2012
Sabic and Sinopec say that their Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petrochemical Co. (SSTPC) 50-50 joint venture at Tianjin, China, has today broken ground on the previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-and-Sinopec-Begin-Construction-of-$1-7-Billion-Polycarbonate-Plant-in-China_42448.html
March 29, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that its Korea Engineering Plastics (KEP; Seoul) affiliate will expand its polyacetal production facility at Ulsan, Korea, to increase its production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Korea-Engineering-Plastics-to-Increase-Polyacetal-Capacity_42367.html
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