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HEXCEL
Acquisition of Structil complete / Aerospace and industrial composites production in France
12.10.2017
CORRECTION - POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2017: Feedstocks see general drop except for propylene / Commodity market no less exciting than a rollercoaster ride / Demand normal to weak
20.06.2017
HEXCEL
Negotiations to buy French composites firm Structil / Deal would boost aerospace and industrial offering
06.06.2017
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Plans to acquire full control of speciality chemicals producer Nippon Gohsei / Part of 2020 management strategy
17.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics March 2016: Peak of maintenance cycle pushes feedstock costs higher / Polymer prices rise significantly / Strong demand / Inventory levels mostly normal, with some materials trending short / Further uptrend in April
06.04.2016
FAURECIA
Increased use of natural fibres and biopolymers in vehicles / Joint venture with French hemp supplier Interval '/ Partnering with Mitsubishi on "BioMat"
07.10.2015
MITSUBISHI
Bioplastic in first application as smartphone front panel
13.07.2015
HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
Rising demand for polymeric materials with metal-like properties / Niche products make gains / Automotive, E&E, aviation and medical technology sectors as key drivers / Global capacities exceed 800,000 t/y
21.04.2015
MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL
PTA plant in Japan to close / Overcapacity hits profits / PX deal with CNOOC
17.10.2014
PTTMCC BIOCHEM
Foundation stone for “world's first” commercial PBS bioplastics plant / Thai facility to commence operations in 2015
12.09.2014
WETHJE
Mitsubishi Rayon acquires 51% majority stake in German carbon fibre specialist
07.08.2014
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics June 2014: Feedstock costs rise across the board / Prices soft and trending down / Consumption on track / Little change expected in July
09.07.2014
BIOAMBER
Offtake agreement with Vinmar for 210,000 t/y of succinic acid / Feedstock will be sourced from three different plants / Output of Canadian facility currently under construction already sold out
09.07.2014
BIOAMBER
Take-or-pay bio-succinic acid contract with Thai PBS producer PTTMCC Biochem / Three-year deal for more than 10,000 t/y
08.05.2014
MITSUBISHI / ASAHI KASEI
Consolidation of two Japanese crackers by 2016 / Streamlining of S-SBR chain / Difficult market
11.03.2014
DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS
Japanese compounder establishes Mexico-based joint venture with Mitsubishi Chemical / Targeting the North American automotive market
31.01.2014
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Creation of European headquarters for performance polymers business / Company re-naming initiative in Europe and China
09.10.2013
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Transaction of TPE and PVC activities from Tessenderlo now complete
25.06.2013
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Buyout of PVC compounder Comtrex / More global presence for US company
26.04.2013
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics February/March 2013: Feedstock prices down post-Chinese new year / Plans to hike ABS prices / PC also rising / Little movement for polyamides, PBT and POM
28.03.2013
TESSENDERLO
PVC compounds business to be sold to Mitsubishi / Profile processing activities divested as planned
04.03.2013
KASHIMA
Kashima Vinyl Chloride Monomer to become Shin-Etsu subsidiary from December / Mitsubishi Chemical minority owner / Three companies withdraw stakes
16.11.2012
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Agreement with Faurecia to jointly develop bioplastics for auto interiors / Biomass succinic acid to be used as raw material
08.11.2012
KOREA ENGINEERING PLASTICS
Mitsubishi and Celanese joint venture raises POM output / New capacity to come on stream in early 2014
28.03.2012
PEOPLE
New management at Mitsubishi Chemical / Subsidiaries MPL and MRC also under new management
11.01.2012
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