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ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS
Balance of worldwide capacity has shifted to Asia / Polyamide is a rare exception / European market holds up relatively well / Massive expansion in China likely to continue
02.01.2013
LANXESS
Chemical and plastics producer in blue-chip stock index / Share nearly quadruples in eight years
10.09.2012
MEXICO
Automotive industry demand for engineering plastics expected to grow at nearly 10% per year / PC and PA lead the list
03.09.2012
FLUOROPOLYMERS
US market to reach USD 1.7 bn in 2013 / Manufacturing turnaround to drive increased demand / PTFE will still account for largest share of market / Freedonia report
22.06.2012
CHINA
Demand for engineering plastics expected to grow by 10% per year / PC leads the way / Government efforts to strengthen local production / Creation of special engineering plastics hubs?
11.11.2011
ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS
Market's centre moves east as crisis recedes / China now largest consumer of polyamide with 30% of global output / More than 80% of ABS output in Asia / PCI “Yellowbook” and PIE Polyglobe paint the picture
09.09.2011
LANXESS
Third PA and PBT compounds line to come on stream in China today / Focus on automotive sector
29.07.2011
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
Groundbreaking on Shanghai polymer centre
27.06.2011
DUPONT
Capacity increase for ethylene copolymers in The Netherlands
19.05.2011
SOLVAY
Investment in Korean advanced materials fund / Focus on printed electronics and clean technologies
25.10.2010
SOLVAY
Purchase of minority stake in Polyera / Expansion of printed electronics development
09.09.2010
EASTMAN
New “Tritan” plant in US / Co-polyester rides on anti-BPA wave / France bans BPA in baby bottles
18.05.2010
ENGINEERING PLASTICS
Tense PA 6.6 situation beginning to boil over to other engineering plastics / Prudence needed
12.03.2010
ENGINEERING PLASTICS
Latin American market forecast to grow 4.4% annually to 2015 / Strong growth in automotive sector
14.10.2009
CHINA
Support plan for petchems industry / Change to high-grade plastic products
10.03.2009
RHODIA
R&D centre opens in Shanghai / Engineering plastics a focus
08.12.2008
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Financial crisis exacerbates car makers' slump / Suppliers adopting a wait-and-see attitude / Impact could be most severe for SMEs / First victims are being identified / Eastern Europe unlikely to be OEMs' white knight
31.10.2008
TICONA
Wider European sales partnership with Resinex
07.10.2008
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
DuPont declares FM for ethylene copolymers from Texas / Flooding hits infrastructure at Sabine facility
22.09.2008
TICONA
K.D. Feddersen distribution partnership expands
08.08.2008
DUPONT
Investment of USD 150m in ethylene copolymers worldwide / Expansion plans for China
20.05.2008
LANXESS
New distribution company for central and eastern Europe
20.02.2008
SOUTHEAST ASIA
Engineering plastics to grow by 8.4% annually / Frost & Sullivan study
19.12.2007
EVONIK
New organisational structure for chemicals / Manfred Spindler no longer with management role
13.12.2007
LANXESS
Some 127 jobs at Antwerp to be transferred to service firms / Bayer trims Belgian PC staff
02.10.2007
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