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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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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%...
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...
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...
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...
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...
July 14, 2011
Kraton Polymers and Formosa Petrochemical say they will form a 50/50 joint venture to construct and operate a 30,000 m.t./year hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) plant at...
June 9, 2011
AkzoNobel has boosted its R&D activities at Felling, U.K. with the opening of a €7 million ($10.3 million) R&D center to develop fire-resistant coatings. The company has...
April 11, 2011
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it will delay its valeraldehyde plant at its Stenungsund, Sweden facility to 2014. The company announced in 2007 it would build a plant to produce...
March 9, 2011
Invista says it is moving forward with its previously announced plan to build a nylon-6,6 intermediates and polymers plant at Shanghai, China. The plant will use the company’s...
March 1, 2011
Dow Chemical says it has created a performance plastics division, comprised of all Dow plastics including solution polyethylene, wire and cable, elastomers, and films and...
March 1, 2011
Eastman Chemical says it has boosted its 2011 earnings guidance to nearly $8/share, and has raised its first-quarter 2011 earnings to about $2/share. The company expects the compound...
February 22, 2011
Hunstman says it will expand polyetheramine capacity by 40,000 m.t./year at Jurong Island, Singapore. The expansion will cost about $70 million and will bring capacity to about 56,000...
February 11, 2011
Celanese says it will expand ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) capacity by about 15% at its Edmonton, AB facility in the second half of 2011 due to strong growth for the product. Global EVA...
February 3, 2011
PolyOne reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.4 million (17 cts/share), up 34% from the year-ago quarter, beating analysts’ estimates of 15 cts/share, as reported by...
January 4, 2011
Cereplast says that it has opened a European headquarters in Bönen, Germany to support the rapid expansion of its European operations. Demand for bioplastic resin in Europe...
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