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July 17, 2012
The U.S. FDA announced today it will prohibit bisphenol A (BPA) from being used in baby bottles and sippy cups. Manufacturers several years ago stopped using BPA in these...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/U-S-FDA-Bans-BPA-in-Baby-Bottles-Sippy-Cups_44938.html
July 2, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Group-Seeks-Review-of-BPA-Under-Safe-Drinking-Water-Act_44597.html
June 28, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Group-Petitions-EPA-to-Regulate-BPA-Under-Safe-Drinking-Water-Act_44514.html
May 7, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-Bisphenol-A_43258.html
April 30, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-BPA-with-Focus-on-Low-Dose-Effects_43116.html
April 12, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience says it will acquire Arkema’s polycarbonate sheet business in the U.S., including the Tuffak-brand line of products used in aerospace, transportation and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Buy-Arkemas-U-S-Polycarbonate-Sheet-Business_42647.html
April 7, 2012
The U.S. FDA has rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) requesting restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Declines-NRDC-Petition-for-Stricter-BPA-Rules_42570.html
April 3, 2012
Sabic and Sinopec say that their Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petrochemical Co. (SSTPC) 50-50 joint venture at Tianjin, China, has today broken ground on the previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-and-Sinopec-Begin-Construction-of-$1-7-Billion-Polycarbonate-Plant-in-China_42448.html
March 28, 2012
The U.S. FDA has through March 31 to respond to a petition seeking restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Response-to-BPA-Petition-Due-by-April-1_42352.html
February 21, 2012
Global demand for polycarbonate (PC) is expected to grow about 5.3%/year to 2016, to about 4.7 million m.t., driven by developments in the automotive glazing and consumer electronics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Auto-and-Electronics-Drive-Polycarbonate-Growth_41418.html
February 13, 2012
Global demand for polycarbonate (PC) is expected to grow about 5%/year to 2016, to about 4.5 million m.t., driven the new developments in the automotive glazing and consumer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Global-Demand-for-Polycarbonate-Led-by-Auto-and-Electronics-Industries_41324.html
January 26, 2012
A health and environment advocacy group has released a report calling for increased federal oversight of bisphenol A (BPA), detailing short- and long-term action on U.S. federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Report-Details-Action-Federal-Authorities-Can-Take-to-Regulate-BPA_40792.html
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Relationship-Between-Light-Vehicles-and-the-Chemical-Industry-Grows-Stronger_39967.html
December 19, 2011
The U.S. FDA says it will decide by April of next year whether it will restrict bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The decision is part of a settlement with the Natural Resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Settlement-Requires-FDA-Take-Action-on-BPA-in-Food-Packaging-by-March-31_39899.html
December 8, 2011
Shell has announced plans to build a 500-m.t./year demonstration unit at the company's Jurong Island, Singapore site to manufacture diphenyl carbonate (DPC), a raw material for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Shell-Builds-Plant-in-Singapore-to-Demonstrate-DPC-Technology_39604.html
December 1, 2011
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says recent findings by the French food safety authority Anses does not change EFSA’s 2010 assessment of bisphenol A (BPA), saying Anses...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Officials-French-Findings-Do-Not-Alter-EFSAs-2010-BPA-Assessment_39437.html
November 3, 2011
Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business, along with Chongqing Xiyong Micro-electronics Industrial Park (Chongqing, China) and the Chongqing Economic and Information Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-and-Chongqing-Government-Sign-MoU-to-Build-Engineering-Plastics-Compounding-Plant_38813.html
October 14, 2011
Shell Chemical is in discussions with polycarbonate manufacturers to determine the commercial prospects for its novel, low cost route to manufacture diphenyl carbonate (DPC), an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Shell-Nears-Commercialization-of-Game-Changing-Polycarbonate-Intermediate_38306.html
October 10, 2011
ACC is asking the U.S. FDA to amend federal regulations to state that bisphenol A (BPA) may not be used in baby bottles and sippy cups. The FDA regulation at issue governs the use...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/ACC-Petitions-FDA-to-Modify-Regulations-for-Polycarbonate-Resins_38176.html
June 6, 2011
Advocacy group, the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR; Washington, DC), has published a white paper  in which it has criticized the chemical industry for mounting a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/U-S-Advocacy-Group-Criticizes-Industry-for-Creating-Myths-about-Bisphenol-A-update_35239.html
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