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April 5, 2010
FDA today announced availability of five research documents on the health effects of bisphenol A (BPA), part of its ongoing efforts to clear up questions about the safety of BPA in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Posts-BPA-Documents-for-Comment-Includes-Unpublished-Study-Commissioned-by-ACC_25809.html
March 17, 2010
DSM says it expects to be in a position to announce plans for the commercialization of specific products derived from CO2 feedstocks in the next 12-24 months. “We have sufficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/DSM-on-Track-to-Commercialize-Production-of-Resins-Adhesives-and-Coatings-from-CO2_25457.html
February 26, 2010
DSM says its DSM Engineering Plastics business has today signed contracts with Mitsubishi Chemical to enable DSM to acquire Mitsubishi’s polyamide business in exchange for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/DSM-and-Mitsubishi-Chemical-Sign-Contracts-for-Exchanging-Businesses_25003.html
February 26, 2010
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Tokyo), the international wing of Japan Finance Corporation (Tokyo), says it has signed a loan agreement totaling $30 million, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/JBIC-Loans-$30-Million-for-Polycarbonate-Facility-in-China_25002.html
February 23, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience says it has agreed to a close technical cooperation with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology (Nagoya, Japan) and Kyowa Industrial (Sanjo, Japan) in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Forms-Alliance-with-Japanese-Firms-for-Polycarbonate-Automotive-Glazing_24931.html
February 18, 2010
Lawmakers in the Oregon state senate have voted down a bill that would have barred certain products containing bisphenol A (BPA) from state commerce. The proposal would have restricted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Oregon-Senate-Votes-Down-BPA-Ban-Industry-Says-Study-Affirms-Products-Safety_24867.html
January 11, 2010
NEW YORK, January 11, 2010 – Access Intelligence (News) (AI), owners of SRI Consulting (chemical.ihs.com) Chemical Week (CW) (www.chemweek.com) and Chemical Engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Access-Intelligence-Chemical-Division-to-finalize-acquisition-of-Maack-Business-Services-_24049.html
December 1, 2009
The FDA has missed its November 30 target date for a reassessment of bisphenol A’s (BPA) safety in food contact materials, but says it “will have an announcement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Misses-Target-Date-for-BPA-Review-But-Announcement-Due-Soon_23210.html
December 1, 2009
BayerMaterial Science (BMS) has restarted some of its mothballed polycarbonate (PC) and methylene di- para -phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plants following a recent increase in demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-Reactivates-Mothballed-Polycarbonate-MDI-Plants&hellip_23160.html
December 1, 2009
Teijin Chemicals says it has today established a new business unit, dubbed Mobility Business Project, to expand the automotive market for polycarbonate resin and other advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Teijin-Sets-up-New-Business-Unit-to-Expand-Polycarbonate-Resin-Business_23190.html
November 25, 2009
Bayer MaterialScience says it has entered into an agreement with Malibu Plastica (Ahmedabad, India), a leading polycarbonate sheet producer in India, to set up a joint venture that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-Set-Up-Polycarbonate-Sheet-JV-in-India_22969.html
October 27, 2009
Bayer reported a 6.1% drop in earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) for the third quarter of this year to €837 million ($1.25 billion) on 7% lower sales of €7.4 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayers-Profits-Decline-on-Flat-Sales-MaterialScience-Makes-Positive-Contribution_22334.html
October 6, 2009
Girls whose mothers were exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) during early months of pregnancy are more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior, according to a study published...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Study-Links-Prenatal-BPA-Exposure-to-Aggressive-Behavior-in-Girls_21906.html
September 22, 2009
Environmental group Clean Production Action (Medford, MA) says it will unveil a “plastics scorecard” on September 30 that evaluates plastics for their environmental and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Environmental-Group-to-Unveil-Plastics-Scorecard_21565.html
September 17, 2009
Lawmakers in California Assembly rejected a bid to pass a bill restricting bishpenol-A (BPA) in certain children’s products and food containers, falling short of the 41 votes needed for passage. The “Toxin-Free Infant and Toddlers Act Safe Toddlers Act,” introduced by Senator Fran Pavley (D., Santa Monica), had an administrative deadline of September 11....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/California-Assembly-Rejects-BPA-Ban_21353.html
September 8, 2009
Toyo Engineering says it has been awarded a contract to build a previously announced polycarbonate (PC) manufacturing plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Toyo-Engineering-Awarded-Polycarbonate-Plant-Contract-in-China_21152.html
September 3, 2009
California’s state Assembly has a statutory deadline of September 11 to vote on a bill banning bisphenol A (BPA) in certain children’s products, but lack of movement so far...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Deadline-Nears-for-Decision-on-California-BPA-Ban_21160.html
August 4, 2009
The food safety bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would require the FDA to make a decision on the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) by the end of this year. If unable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Food-Safety-Bill-Gives-FDA-Deadline-to-Assess-BPA_20589.html
August 3, 2009
DSM says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Chemical, to acquire Mitsubishi’s nylon business in exchange for DSM’s polycarbonate business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/DSM-and-Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-Swap-Polycarbonate-and-Nylon-Businesses_19214.html
August 3, 2009
Teijin recorded a net loss ¥18 billion ($186 million) for the first quarter ended June 30, 2009, compared with a net profit of ¥2.7 billion in the corresponding period of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Teijin-Reports-First-Quarter-Loss-Announces-Restructuring-Plans_20551.html
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