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September 26, 2008
Ike Hit: Baytown without raw materials supply. Bayer MaterialScience says it has declared force majeure on products made by the company’s polyurethanes; coatings, adhesives, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Declares-Force-Majeure-at-Baytown_14477.html
September 19, 2008
Bayer MaterialScience says it has declared force majeure on products produced by its polyurethanes; coatings, adhesives, specialties; polycarbonates; and inorganic chemicals business units due to the effects of Hurricane Ike on its operations at Baytown, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-Material-Science-Declares-Force-Majeure-at-Baytown_14296.html
September 17, 2008
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) links exposure to bisphenol a (BPA) to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver enzyme...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Industry-Dismisses-Study-Linking-BPA-to-Cardiovascular-Disease-Diabetes_14255.html
September 4, 2008
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, CT) have released a study showing low levels of bisphenol a (BPA) can affect brain activity in monkeys, the first study to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Study-Finds-BPA-Can-Alter-Brain-Function-in-Primates_13993.html
August 19, 2008
California’s Assembly rejected one bill that would ban bisphenol a (BPA) in products intended for children under the age of three, and another bill that would ban perfluorinated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/California-Assembly-Rejects-Two-Bills-Banning-Chemicals_13702.html
August 18, 2008
The FDA says an “adequate margin of safety” exists for bisphenol a (BPA) at current levels of human exposure from food contact uses, according to a draft assessment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Review-Finds-BPA-Safe-to-Use-in-Food-Contact-Materials_13691.html
July 16, 2008
James Fitterling has been named CEO of the petchem joint venture between Dow Chemical and Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City). The 50-50 jv will be called K-Dow Petrochemicals, and will be headquartered in southeast Michigan....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Dow-Kuwait-JV-Appoints-CEO-Selects-Michigan-for-HQ_13033.html
June 23, 2008
Sinopec and Sabic say they have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to extend the scope of their previously announced petrochemical joint venture at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sinopec-and-Sabic-Extend-Scope-of-Tianjin-JV_12635.html
May 20, 2008
Mitsubishi Chemical says it has agreed to form a joint venture with Sinopec to produce 150,000 m.t./year of bisphenol A and 60,000 m.t./year of polycarbonate at Beijing. The companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sinopec-and-Mitsubishi-Form-BPA-and-Polycarbonate-JV_11984.html
December 13, 2007
Dow Chemical says it plans to form a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture with Kuwait Petroleum’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City) subsidiary. PIC will pay about $9.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Dow-and-Kuwait-Petroleum-to-Form-Petrochemicals-JV_9369.html
December 3, 2007
Prices U.S.: $1.85-$2.05/lb del, injection molding; $1.75-$2.00/lb del, extrusion EUROPE: €2,900-€3,150/m.t. del, general purpose ASIA: $2,750-$2,780/m.t. cif Hong Kong...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/polycarbonate_9128.html
November 30, 2007
A panel of experts convened by the U.S. government's National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) toxicology program released its final report on suspected human health effects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Health-Officials-Say-BPA-Poses-Minimal-Risk-to-Human-Reproductive-Systems_9192.html
October 12, 2007
Engineering plastics makers are targeting higher-performance and higher-margin applications, directing commercial development closer to customers that are growing faster than the overall market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Engineering-Plastics-Makers-Seek-Higher-Ground_8302.html
August 7, 2007
The Environmental Working Group (EWG; Washington) has raised concerns about changes to the National Institute for Environmental Health Services’ (NIEHS; Research Triangle Park...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/New-Concerns-Raised-Over-Government-BPA-Review_6775.html
August 1, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it has delayed completion of the second 100,000-m.t./year polycarbonate (PC) production line it is building at Caojing, China, near Shanghai. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-Delays-Polycarbonate-Start-Up-in-China-&hellip_6703.html
July 30, 2007
GE Plastics and PetroChina have suspended plans for a world-scale polycarbonate (PC) joint venture plant in China, officials with GE say. The outlook for demand in China remains...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/GE-PetroChina-Suspend-China-Polycarbonate-Project_5649.html
July 25, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS; Pittsburgh), the North American subsidiary of Bayer MaterialScience AG, is counting on more robust R&D and innovation efforts to drive above-GDP...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience_5471.html
July 25, 2007
Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, equal partners in PetroRabigh, a refining and petrochemicals project worth more than $9.8 billion at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, have begun studying a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Aramco-and-Sumitomo-Plan-Further-Rabigh-Expansion_6268.html
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