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TURKEY
Engineering plastics consumption and imports to decline on economic woes
04.07.2019
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Expansion of EVOH plant in Texas
20.06.2019
INEOS
Three new plants at "Jubail 2" / First investment in the Middle East / MoU signed with Saudi Aramco and Total
06.06.2019
INDORAMA
Takeover of Invista's German plant completed
11.03.2019
INDORAMA
Takeover of Invista's polyester plant in Germany / Focus on specialised PET barrier types
04.01.2019
KURARAY
PVOH market leader launches filaments for 3D printing
19.11.2018
RAVAGO
Belgian compounder and distributor acquires Bolcof / Boost to US polymers business
26.09.2018
BASF
Two more acquisitions of 3D printing materials manufacturers / French and German companies
09.07.2018
KURARAY
Production at standstill after major fire at EVOH plant in Texas
24.05.2018
DOW / DUPONT
China approves merger under conditions / On track for completion by the beginning of September
05.05.2017
DUPONT
Conditional EU approval for merger with Dow
03.04.2017
SABIC
Significant delivery delays for PC, ABS and other polymers
10.11.2016
ARKEMA
Research centre opened in South Korea / Focus on polymers and renewable energies / University location links industry with academia
05.07.2016
PLASTICS RESEARCH
New polymer R&D centre opens in Lyon / Collaboration involving all key French producers
05.11.2015
ENGINEERING PLASTICS / BLENDS
Global demand expanding by 4.5% per year / PC and PA dominate market with highest growth rates / BCC Research study
03.08.2015
FLUOROPOLYMERS
US demand to grow by nearly 10% per year to 2019 / Rebound in construction and electronics sector to fuel growth / Freedonia report
10.06.2015
ENGINEERING PLASTICS
US demand forecast to rise by 2.6% per year to 2019 / Freedonia study
24.04.2015
SWITZERLAND
Swiss franc's gains hit plastics industry particularly hard / Exports cave in
26.03.2015
RUSSIA
Engineering thermoplastics consumption recovers slightly in 2013 / Gains driven by ABS and PMMA / Import volumes of PC, PA and SAN down / Asian producers increasingly step into the fold / Low local capacity utilisation rates / Plastinfo report
18.02.2014
AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS
European market to rise by 8.3% per year to 2019 / Growth driven by need for lightweight materials / Composites increasingly important / Frost & Sullivan report
14.02.2014
CHINA
2.7m t of engineering thermoplastics consumed in 2012 / National strategy to raise domestic output / Self-sufficiency does not preclude imports
09.01.2014
CHINA
Standard plastics stagnate / Growth of 6% for engineering thermoplastics in 2012 / Market dominated by foreign capacities / Growing surpluses with PC and POM / Another grand "Chinaplas" comes to an end
24.05.2013
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
Innovation centre opens in Shanghai / Expands global network
23.05.2013
RUSSIA
Engineering thermoplastics market contracts slightly in 2012 / Imports from Europe and Asia on the rise / Russian production still too low / Western European quality often not matched / Plastinfo report
19.04.2013
MEXICO
Automotive output soars 20% in January / Slowdown in industrial manufacturing growth expected in 2013
04.03.2013
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