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January 14, 2014
Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy (Milan), a wholly owned subsidiary of Solvay; and Biesterfeld Plastic (Hamburg) have reached an agreement for Biesterfeld Nordic (Malmö...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Biesterfeld-to-distribute-Solvays-polysulfones-in-Nordic-region_57955.html
October 23, 2013
Solvay has reached an agreement to acquire a financial interest in Aonix Advanced Materials (Ottawa, ON), a developer of advanced composite materials and manufacturing systems. Solvay...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Solvay-to-acquire-stake-in-Canadian-thermoplastic-composites-firm_56108.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
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/high_temperature_polymers/Solvay-opens-PEEK-PAEK-compounding-plant-in-China_52913.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
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
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/high_temperature_polymers/Americhem-acquires-engineered-polymers-manufacturer-Infinity-Compounding_48837.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
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
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
March 12, 2012
Honeywell says it has entered into an agreement with high-performance film distributor American Durafilm (Holliston, MA) under which the company will become a distributor of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Honeywell-Forms-Fluoropolymer-Distribution-Agreement_41919.html
February 8, 2012
Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic-IP; Pittsfield, MA) says it has opened a new pilot facility at Mt. Vernon, IN for chemistry and process development for its high performance polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Sabic-IP-Opens-Polymer-Pilot-Facility-at-Mt-Vernon-IN_41087.html
January 9, 2012
Most polymer makers expect a modest improvement in the overall economy in 2012, perhaps as much as 2%, with polymer demand keeping pace and growing slightly above growth in the overall...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Polymers-Modest-Improvement-Ahead_40270.html
December 8, 2011
General Motors and Teijin (Tokyo) say they will co-develop advanced carbon fiber composite technologies for potential high-volume use globally in GM cars, trucks and crossover vehicles....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/GM-and-Teijin-Partner-on-Automotive-Carbon-Fiber_39617.html
November 3, 2011
Kraton Performance Polymers reported third-quarter net income of $43 million, up 54% from the year-ago period, on sales up 20%, to $402 million. Adjusted Ebitda was $71 million up 31%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Kraton-Posts-Strong-Third-Quarter-Results_38762.html
October 31, 2011
Kuraray says it will invest about ¥4 billion ($51 million) to boost ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVAL) production capacity at its Pasadena, TX facility by 12,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Kuraray-to-Boost-U-S-Ethylene-Vinyl-Alcohol-Copolymer-Capacity_38713.html
October 7, 2011
Milliken & Co. (Spartanburg, SC) has acquired SiVance (Gainesville, FL), a producer of specialty silane, silicone and siloxane intermediates, from private equity firm GenNx360...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Milliken-Acquires-Specialty-Silicones-Maker-SiVance_38100.html
October 3, 2011
Eastman Chemical says it will increase non-phthalate plasticizer capacity at its Kingsport, TN facility by 6,000 m.t./year. The additional capacity is scheduled to be on line before...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Eastman-to-Expand-Non-Phthalate-Plasticizer-Capacity-at-Kingsport_38002.html
August 25, 2011
A. Schulman says it plans to close its engineering plastics plant at Nashville, TN and consolidate manufacturing to its remaining North American manufacturing sites in a move to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/A-Schulman-to-Consolidate-North-American-Engineering-Plastics-Business-Revises-Earnings-Guidance_37137.html
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