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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
July 16, 2009
A panel of experts convened by the State of California has unanimously determined that bisphenol A (BPA) is not a reproductive toxicant and should not be listed under the state’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/California-Expert-Panel-Clears-BPA-Says-Prop-65-Listing-Not-Warranted_20196.html
July 10, 2009
A study by Health Canada (Ottawa) has found found that levels of bisphenol a (BPA) in baby food sold in jars with metal lids are not high enough to cause harm to humans, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Health-Canada-BPA-Levels-in-Baby-Food-and-Bottled-Water-Are-Considered-Safe_20126.html
June 26, 2009
Demand for engineering thermoplastic resins is growing, says Kim Choate, global product director for Ultem resins at Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic-IP). The company expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Engineering-Thermoplastics-Demand-is-Growing-Sabic-Innovative-Plastics-Says_19788.html
June 12, 2009
The soft demand for durable goods, especially in the automotive and construction industries, has taken a toll on engineering plastics in the last year. Volatile raw material costs have...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Slow-Automotive-Demand-Drags-on-Engineering-Plastics-Growth_19506.html
June 11, 2009
Connecticut has passed legislation that will ban the manufacture and sale of infant formula and other baby food containers that contain bisphenol a (BPA) by October 2011. The move...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Connecticut-Passes-BPA-Ban_19470.html
June 4, 2009
FDA says has agreed to reevaluate its decision last year that had found bisphenol a (BPA) safe for use in food and beverage containers. The decision comes a day after Representatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/FDA-Agrees-to-Review-its-BPA-Assessment_19367.html
June 4, 2009
Representatives Henry Waxman (D., CA) and Bart Stupak (D., MI) sent a letter yesterday to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, asking that the FDA reconsider its assessment of bisphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Lawmakers-Ask-FDA-to-Reconsider-BPA-Seek-Documents-Linked-to-Industry-PR-Effort_19345.html
June 1, 2009
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo) says it has teamed up with Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp. in a previously announced project to build a polycarbonate (PC) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Mitsubishi-Details-Chinese-Polycarbonate-Plans_19299.html
May 22, 2009
A study on bisphenol A (BPA) exposure has shown that people who drink from bottles made of polycarbonate may have up to 69% higher concentration of BPA in their urine, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Study-Links-Polycarbonate-to-Substantially-Higher-Levels-of-BPA-in-Urine_19131.html
May 14, 2009
The Chicago City Council has unanimously approved a ban on the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups that contain bisphenol A (BPA). The ban is slated to take effect January 31, 2010...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/City-of-Chicago-Bans-BPA_18929.html
May 11, 2009
Minnesota has passed a ban on bisphenol a (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups, and food containers intended for use by children the age of three. Minnesota is the first state in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Minnesota-Becomes-First-State-to-Ban-BPA_18877.html
April 22, 2009
Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS; Pittsburgh), the North American subsidiary of Bayer MaterialScience AG, says specialty chemical company Ashland will no longer be a distributor of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Changes-Polycarbonate-Distributors_18408.html
March 17, 2009
Sunoco told investors it will not sell bisphenol A (BPA) to customers that intend to use it to make food and beverage containers used by children under three years of age. Sunoco...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Sunoco-Voluntarily-Restricts-BPA-Lawmakers-Propose-a-Ban_17644.html
March 16, 2009
Researchers at Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt) say they have discovered synthetic estrogen leaching into mineral water from plastic bottles made with polyethylene terephthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/German-Researchers-Link-PET-to-an-Estrogen-Mimicking-Chemical_17615.html
March 11, 2009
DSM says it has opened a previously announced new manufacturing facility for producing engineering plastics compounds, at the Ranjangaon MIDC industrial zone about 60 km from Pune, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/DSM-Opens-Engineering-Plastics-Compounding-Plant-in-India_17564.html
March 6, 2009
Six baby bottle manufacturers said yesterday they will stop using bisphenol A (BPA) in their products, in response to a request last October by Connecticut Attorney General (AG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Six-Bottle-Manufacturers-to-Stop-Using-BPA-New-York-County-Okays-Ban_17494.html
February 6, 2009
A judge has overturned a decision by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that would have allowed toys containing phthalates to remain on store shelves as long as they were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Court-Rules-Toys-Containing-Phthalates-Must-Be-Off-Store-Shelves-by-Next-Week_16881.html
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