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May 4, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience says it plans to invest about $120 million at its Baytown, TX facility to upgrade its isocyanates and polycarbonate units and increase capacity through a series...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Invest-$120-Million-for-Baytown-Upgrades_34541.html
May 3, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience says it will invest about €90 million to expand polycarbonate (PC) capacity at the company's Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany site. The project will increase PC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-to-Expand-Polycarbonate-Capacity-in-Germany_34524.html
May 2, 2011
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says its Warrington, U.K. plant has resumed caprolactones monomer production following an unexpected technical problem that forced the site offline on April...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Perstorp-Restarts-Caprolactones-Production-After-Production-Outage_34516.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/polycarbonate/PolyOnes-Income-Rises-on-Increased-Sales-and-Selling-Prices_32618.html
January 6, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience says it has expanded polycarbonate film production at its South Deerfield, MA site, adding the ability to produce gloss-gloss and textured Makrofol polycarbonate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Expands-Polycarbonate-Films-Capacity_31954.html
December 9, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience plans to invest about €1 billion by 2016 to increase capacity at its manufacturing complex at Caojing, China near Shanghai. Capacities for methylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Double-MDI-and-PC-Capacity-at-Shanghai_31464.html
November 26, 2010
The European Union (EU) has banned polycarbonate that contains bisphenol A (BPA) in baby feeding bottles from June 1, 2011. The ruling has been made due to health concerns relating to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Europe-Bans-Bisphenol-A-in-Baby-Bottles-from-Mid-2011_31209.html
November 26, 2010
Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Roquette-Develops-Low-Toxicity-Bio-Alternatives-to-Phthalates-Bisphenol-A_31207.html
November 19, 2010
An amendment seeking to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby products such as bottles and sippy cups has been blocked, says the measure’s sponsor Senator Dianne Feinstein...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Federal-Ban-on-Bisphenol-A-in-Baby-Products-Fails-in-U-S-Senate_31083.html
October 7, 2010
Dow Chemical says it has closed the sale of its 50% stake in the LG Dow Polycarbonate joint venture to LG Chem, for an undisclosed price. LG Dow Polycarbonate, a 50-50 joint venture of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Dow-Sells-Stake-in-LG-Dow-Joint-Venture-to-LG-Chem_29953.html
October 1, 2010
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) has concluded it could not identify any new evidence that would lead it to revise the current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/European-Authorities-Will-Not-Revise-Bisphenol-A-Regulations_29910.html
September 20, 2010
Bayer says it has developed “extensive” technology know-how and a wide range of polymeric films used for printing electronics. The company, in particular, is targeting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-Rolls-Out-Printed-Polymer-Films-for-Electronics_29637.html
August 26, 2010
Research led by scientists from the Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth, U.K.) and the University of Exeter (Exeter, U.K.), in a study of 715 adults, has shown that exposure to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Study-Shows-BPA-Affects-Testosterone-Concentrations-in-Men_29039.html
July 29, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a combined total of $106 million to six separate projects to convert captured CO2 emissions into useful materials including cement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Unleashing-the-American-Innovation-Machine-DoE-Awards-$106-Million-to-Develop-Materials-from-CO2_28426.html
July 12, 2010
Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic IP; Pittsfield, MA) is counting on expanded application development, including a renewed focus on the automotive sector, rapid expansion in emerging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sabic-Innovative-Plastics_27952.html
June 30, 2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) has filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. FDA to act on NRDC’s October 2008 petition seeking to compel FDA to restrict...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/U-S-Group-Sues-FDA-Over-Bisphenol-A_27757.html
June 23, 2010
Ube says its Ube Chemical Europe (Castellon, Spain) subsidiary will open a second production line for polycarbonate diol (PCD) in response to rising global demand. The second...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Ube-to-Expand-Polycarbonate-Diol-Production-in-Spain_27604.html
June 1, 2010
DSM says its DSM Engineering Plastics business has completed the previously announced acquisition of Mitsubishi Chemical’s polyamide business in exchange for DSM’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/DSM-and-Mitsubishi-Complete-Exchange-of-Polycarbonate-and-Polyamide-businesses_27096.html
May 11, 2010
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (YanSab), a Sabic affiliate, reported a net profit of SR259.3 million ($69.2 million) for the first quarter of 2010 ending March 31, against a net loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/YanSab-Swings-to-Profit-while-Kayan-Still-Reports-a-Net-Loss_26641.html
April 27, 2010
An amendment by Senator Diane Feinstein (D., CA) that would ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers has caused industry groups to reconsider support for the food safety...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Business-Groups-Urge-Senators-to-Reject-Proposed-BPA-Ban_26330.html
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