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February 14, 2013
Solvay achieved a 79% increase in its net income, group share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, to €203 million ($273 million) from €184 million in the fourth quarter a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solvays-fourth-quarter-net-income-soars-79-percent_49823.html
January 9, 2013
Americhem (Cuyahoga Falls, OH), has announced the acquisition of Infinity Compounding (Swedesboro, NJ), a supplier of specialty filled and reinforced engineering thermoplastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Americhem-acquires-engineered-polymers-manufacturer-Infinity-Compounding_48837.html
January 7, 2013
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says it will recommend to its board that it reject a citizens' petition for a ban on the use of bisphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Maine-DEP-recommends-rejection-of-citizen-BPA-petition_48736.html
January 4, 2013
University of Missouri (MU) researchers say they have been unable to reproduce the results of a previous study that had linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased rates of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Researchers-fail-to-duplicate-study-linking-BPA-to-obesity-diabetes_48734.html
December 20, 2012
BASF says it has increased production capacity for nylon-6 film-product materials by 21,000 m.t./year at Ludwigshafen. "This capacity increase reflects our customers' growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-completes-nylon-6-film-capacity-hike-at-Ludwigshafen_48520.html
December 14, 2012
BASF has entered the market for solid nylon salt (AH salt) with the start-up of a 24,000-m.t./year plant at Ludwigshafen. Producing solid AH salt, as opposed to the existing 62%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-enters-market-for-solid-AH-salt_48393.html
December 7, 2012
Researchers reviewing datasets compiled by the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) say in a recent study that they have been unable to establish a link between...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Study-questions-validity-of-methods-used-to-link-BPA-exposure-and-heart-disease_48216.html
November 6, 2012
Alfred Talke Logistics Services (Talke; Hürth, Germany) says it has been awarded a contract for the planning, construction, and operation of a logistics facility for Lanxess's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Talke-to-construct-logistics-facility-for-Lanxess-at-Antwerp_47483.html
October 18, 2012
Ube Industries says it has decided to build additional manufacturing capacity for nylon-6 at the production site of its Ube Engineering Plastics (Castellón, Spain) subsidiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Ube-expands-nylon-6-capacity-in-Spain_47048.html
October 10, 2012
France’s Senate, on 9 October, unanimously voted in favor of a measure to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and medical devices, beginning July 2015. The measure...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Frances-Senate-approves-ban-on-BPA-in-food-packaging-medical-devices_46854.html
October 4, 2012
Victrex Polymer Solutions (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a subsidiary of Victrex Plc, today announced a major expansion in polyaryletherketones (PAEK) capacity by early 2015. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Victrex-to-build-polyaryletherketones-plant-in-the-UK_46697.html
October 1, 2012
Sabic’s Polymershapes division has opened a new distribution branch at Charleston, SC. The branch joins an existing Columbia, SC, branch to form a new South Carolina sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Sabics-Polymershapes-division-opens-branch-in-Charleston-SC_46620.html
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
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