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Zeon increases prices on ACM

15-Feb-2011

Zeon Europe GmbH has announced a general price increase in Europe on all HyTemp® and Nipol AR® (ACM) polymers of 1.250€ per metric tonne that was effective Jan. 1, 2011 due to drastic increases in raw material costs. The Jan. 1, 2011 price increase is in addition to the 500€ per metric tonne ...

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LANXESS: Price adjustment for engineering plastics

09-Feb-2011

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG is to increase its prices for Durethan Compounds (Polyamide Compounds, PA) and Pocan Compounds (Polybutylenterephthalate Compounds, PBT) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa by at least EUR 0.30 per kilogram effective February 14, 2011.

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Bayer MaterialScience inaugurates Color Competence and Design Center in India

03-Feb-2011

Bayer MaterialScience has now inaugurated its Color Competence and Design Center in Greater Noida, near New Delhi. This new center provides products and solutions for polycarbonate compounds, ranging from color matching and small-scale production, to the broad range of technical services to ...

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BASF starts operations at expanded Ecoflex plant

BASF expects significant market growth for biodegradable plastics through 2020

03-Feb-2011

BASF has started operations at its expanded plant for the production of the biodegradable plastic Ecoflex®. Expansion of the existing plant in Ludwigshafen ...

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LANXESS produces five millionth metric ton of caprolactam

03-Feb-2011

With the beginning of February 2011, the specialty chemicals group LANXESS has produced the five millionth metric ton of its plastics precursor caprolactam at its facility in Antwerp, Belgium. The world-scale facility in the port of Antwerp commenced production in 1967. An investment project ...

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Bayer MaterialScience stepping up activities in Russia in cooperation with ALBIS

27-Jan-2011

Bayer MaterialScience is stepping up its activities in Russia by expanding its cooperation with the ALBIS Group, Hamburg. In the Russian Federation the Leverkusen-based company has now added the international distributor ALBIS to its existing partners for the distribution of the ...

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Songwon announces global price increases for its range of Plastic Additives

25-Jan-2011

Songwon Industrial will increase global prices of its Songnox® antioxidants, Songlight® and Songsorb® UV stabilizers, Songstab™ acid scavengers as well as of its range of aminic antioxidants between 8 and 15% effective on orders received on or after March 1, 2011, or as contracts allow. This ...

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DSM and KuibyshevAzot announce strategic cooperation in Russia

24-Jan-2011

Royal DSM N.V. and KuibyshevAzot OJSC (KA) announce a strategic cooperation. As a result of this strategic cooperation, DSM Engineering Plastics will enter into two joint ventures with KA. In both joint ventures DSM Engineering Plastics will hold a majority share. In addition, KA will be granted ...

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Ascent of a Basic Material: Ceresana Announces New Study on Ethylene

20-Jan-2011

Ethylene is needed for plastic bottles, textile fibers and water pipes. The most produced petrochemical is mainly used for the production of plastic. A new study of the market research institute Ceresana Research shows that ethylene producers are recovering from the sharp drop in the year ...

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OCTAL secures US$296 million for next phase of expansion

20-Jan-2011

OCTAL is on track to complete the second phase of its operational expansion this year following a new round of funding from six Middle Eastern banks. The privately owned, Oman-based manufacturer opened a 400,000 metric ton (m/t) PET resins and sheet packaging facility in the southeast port city ...

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