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May 29, 2013
Toho Tenax, the carbon fiber unit of Teijin (Tokyo), has announced plans to suspend production of carbon fiber at its Rockwood, TN site by the end of the third quarter....
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
April 26, 2013
Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta) plans to acquire Buckeye Technologies (Memphis, TN) in a $1.5-billion deal including debt, the companies have announced. The transaction will result in...
April 23, 2013
BASF today announced plans to restructure its performance products segment, including 500 job cuts worldwide by end-2015. The businesses affected are mainly former Ciba Specialty...
April 15, 2013
Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will invest about ¥3 billion ($32 million) to build a plant at Nobeoka, Japan, for the production of the...
March 28, 2013
Clariant Chemicals India (Mumbai) says its board of directors, on 26 March, approved a proposal to divest its textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsion products businesses...
February 6, 2013
Wacker Chemie has launched production at an additional plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions at its Ulsan facility, in South Korea, the company...
January 29, 2013
Huntsman Textile Effects (THE; Singapore), a division of Huntsman Corp., has inaugurated a specialty synthesis unit at Mahachai, Thailand, further strengthening its manufacturing...
January 22, 2013
Omnova’s fiscal fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations fell 81% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.2 million, the company says. This excludes Omnova’s wall covering...
January 16, 2013
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) will introduce a new group organization effective 1 February 2013, the company announced today. The move aims to, for the...
January 16, 2013
TenCate (Almelo, Netherlands) has announced the acquisition of Amber Composites (Nottingham, UK), a manufacturer of thermoset composites used in the automotive industry, among others...
January 11, 2013
Dyneema, a DSM subsidiary, has opened its first technical center in Singapore, a 2,500-sq meter facility, the company announced today. The facility aims to support customers across...
January 4, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) has acquired Dynea Chemical’s 50% stake in a formaldehyde and urea formaldehyde resins joint venture with Laminex Group. The jv, now called...
January 3, 2013
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has formed an alliance with SK Chemicals (Songnam, Korea) to develop and expand the companies’ carbon fiber prepreg business in Asia. Mitsubishi Rayon...
January 3, 2013
Verdezyne says it will supply biobased adipic acid to Universal Fiber Systems (Bristol, VA), a carpet and apparel yarns maker, for production of nylon-6,6. Financial terms and...
December 20, 2012
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has acquired Dash Multi-Corp. (St. Louis) a maker of formulated polyurethane, vinyl plastisol, coatings and recycled rubber products, for...
December 5, 2012
Mango (Barcelona), a women's fashion brand, has committed to entirely eliminate industrial releases of all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. This...
November 6, 2012
Lenzing says that trial operations at the fifth production line of the company's subsidiary South Pacific Viscose (SPV; Purwakarta, Indonesia) started in late October. The new...
October 18, 2012
The US Department of Justice says a grand jury has indicted South Korea’s Kolon Industries and five of its executives for criminal trade secrets theft. At issue is the alleged...
October 18, 2012
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany)—a leading producer of carbon-based products, including carbon fibers—says that following the conclusion of the compulsory offer and...
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