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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
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Kraton-and-Formosa-Form-HSBC-Joint-Venture_36152.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/AkzoNobel-Adds-to-U-K-R-and-D-Capacity-Opens-Fire-Resistant-Coatings-Lab_35328.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Perstorp-to-Delay-Plasiticizer-Unit-in-Sweden_34046.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Invista-Moves-Forward-with-Nylon-66-and-Intermediates-Plant-at-Shanghai_33087.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Dow-Creates-Performance-Plastics-Divison_33140.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Eastman-Boosts-Earnings-Outlook_33138.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Hunstman-to-Boost-Polyetheramine-Capacity-in-Asia_32889.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Celanese-to-Up-EVA-Capacity-at-Edmonton_32823.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/PolyOnes-Income-Rises-on-Increased-Sales-and-Selling-Prices_32618.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Cereplast-Opens-European-Headquarters-at-Bonen-Germany_31883.html
December 13, 2010
Evonik Industries says it plans to construct world-scale isophorone and isophorone diamine plant in Asia, with production scheduled to start up in 2013. Plant location details were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Evonik-to-Build-World-Scale-Isophorones-Plant-in-Asia_31558.html
November 4, 2010
Eastman Chemical says it has entered into a joint venture with thermoplastics manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 (Castiglione Olona, Italy) to produce compounded cellulose diacetate (CDA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Eastman-Forms-Cellulose-Diacetate-JV-in-China_30730.html
November 1, 2010
Eastman Chemical says it will boost production capacity of cellulose triacetate (CTA)—a key intermediate used to produce polarized films used in liquid crystal displays...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Eastman-to-Boost-Cellulose-Triacetate-Capacity-at-Kingsport_30657.html
September 23, 2010
 Sabic Innovative Plastics has opened its second polyetherimide (PEI) resin plant at Cartagena, Spain. The $300-million plant represents a 35% increase in Sabic's PEI capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Sabic-Opens-Polyetherimide-Plant-in-Spain_29714.html
August 12, 2010
Celanese says its affiliate Fortron Industries  will increase polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) polymer production capacity at its Wilmington, NC facility. The site currently has the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Celanese-to-Increase-PPS-Capacity-in-North-America_28749.html
August 4, 2010
DuPont has introduced a new range of nanofiber-based, polymeric separators for high-performance lithium ion batteries. The separators, marketed under the name Energain, generate more...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Lithium-Ion-Batteries-DuPont-Introduces-Power-boosting-Separators-Builds-U-S-Production-Facility_28537.html
May 6, 2010
Ticona Engineering Polymers, Celanese’s advanced engineered materials business, says its has acquired two product lines, Zenite-brand liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Celanese-Acquires-Two-Engineering-Plastic-Lines-from-DuPont-Performance-Polymers_26569.html
May 5, 2010
Fluoropolymers used in films include polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyvinyledene fluoride (PVDF), fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP), and polyvinyl fluoride (PVF)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/New-Applications-Drive-U-S-Fluoropolymers-Growth-Report-Says_26551.html
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