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January 27, 2016Covestro is expanding capacity for polycarbonate films at its Dormagen, Germany, site, the company announced on Monday. It is investing roughly €20 million ($21.6 million) to...
November 4, 2015Acetone prices in Asia are under pressure and likely to continue falling as supply continues to outpace demand, IHS Chemical says. Three new Chinese units—Sinopec, FCFC...
June 16, 2015Preparing to exit local operations, Teijin Polycarbonate Singapore has put its industrial site on Jurong Island, Singapore, up for sale via expression of interest, says Colliers...
March 24, 2015Sabic announced a number of investments that will deliver competitive advantages in its core product portfolio, as well as its high performance offerings, today at NPE 2015, being held...
February 16, 2015Bayer is planning to reorganize its life science businesses, which include its health-care and crop science businesses, in anticipation of the separation of Bayer MaterialScience...
November 5, 2014Teijin today announced several initiatives to restructure its loss-making businesses. The measures include permanently shutting down a polycarbonate (PC) resin plant in Singapore and...
October 8, 2014
Trinseo (Berwyn, PA), formerly Styron, says it is reorganizing its business divisions into two groups and reassigning members of the executive team. A newly created performance materials division will include rubber, latex, and performance plastics consisting of the automotive and consumer essential markets businesses. A new basic plastics and feedstocks division will include styrenic polymers—polystyrene, ABS, SAN—polycarbonate, and styrene monomer....
May 23, 2014Styron is restructuring its North American polycarbonate (PC) business. Styron will stop sourcing polycarbonate from Dow Chemical’s Freeport, TX, plant by the end of the year, but the company will continue to sell compounds and blends in the North American market, says a company spokesperson....
October 16, 2013K 2013, the world´s largest plastics exhibition, began today at Düsseldorf with a mood of cautious optimism. The triennial trade show’s current theme is Resource...
October 4, 2013Apple’s use of plastic for the case of its new iPhone 5c smartphone reflects a trend that will increase the volume of plastics used in cell phones from 282,000 m.t. in 2013 to 336,000 m.t. in 2017, say analysts at IHS Chemical. The value of the plastics consumed will increase from $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion over the same period....