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July 21, 2014
PolyOne today reported net income from continuing operations of $30.9 million, or 33 cts/share, down 24.9% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales down 2.9%, to $1.01 billion. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PolyOne-earnings-rise-beat-estimates-on-improving-margins_62625.html
June 19, 2014
BASF says that it opposes the authorization for prolonged use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-opposes-authorizing-HBCD-under-Reach_61927.html
June 5, 2014
Altana today inaugurated its new additives facility at Wallingford, CT, doubling capacity for paints, composites and other additives in its BYK Additives and Instruments division. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Altana-doubles-US-additives-capacity_61598.html
June 4, 2014
A. Schulman has agreed to acquire Ferro’s specialty plastics business, a maker of engineered plastic compounds, colorants, and liquid coatings mostly for thermoset plastics, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-to-acquire-Ferros-specialty-plastics-business-Ferro-looking-to-sell-polymer-additives_61554.html
June 4, 2014
FDA has approved Addivant's (Danbury, CT) registered Weston liquid antioxidant for food contact applications, the company announced today. The product is made using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/FDA-approves-Addivants-nonylphenol-free-liquid-antioxidant-for-food-contact-applications_61552.html
June 3, 2014
BASF says it has completed the previously announced divestment of its PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO) business unit to Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland), a private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-completes-divestment-of-PolyAd-Services-to-private-equity-firm_61499.html
May 8, 2014
FRX Polymers (Chelmsford MA) has closed its series-C financing round at $20 million, the company has announced. The financing was led by the Flemish investment company, PMV (Brussels)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Green-flame-retardant-start-up-closes-$20-million-series-C-financing-round_60895.html
May 7, 2014
BASF has doubled capacity of its non-phthalate plasticizer at Ludwigshafen, the company announced today. The company increased capacity for its Hexamoll Dinch–branded plasticizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-doubles-non-phthalate-plasticizer-capacity-at-Ludwigshafen_60849.html
May 1, 2014
PolyOne today reported first-quarter net income of $29.4 million, or 31 cts/share, up 93.4% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 25%, to $1 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled 44 cts/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PolyOne-earnings-rise-on-Spartech-synergies_60736.html
April 30, 2014
Indian specialty chemicals maker Artek Surfin (Mumbai) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of 100% of Galata Chemicals, the former PVC additives business of Chemtura...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Artek-Surfin-completes-Galata-Chemicals-buyout_60710.html
April 23, 2014
Ferro today reported first-quarter net income of $17.2 million, compared with $883,000 in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted earnings totaled 19 cts/share, nearly double the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Ferro-beats-estimates-raises-full-year-guidance_60510.html
April 23, 2014
Milliken (Spartanburg, SC) announced today that it is building new capacity for a clarifying agent for polypropylene (PP) at Blacksburg, SC. The new capacity will be onstream in 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Milliken-to-increase-capacity-for-PP-clarifier_60492.html
April 16, 2014
SI Group (Schenectady, NY) has agreed to acquire the antioxidant, ibuprofen and propofol businesses of Albemarle for an undisclosed amount of cash. The deal includes manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/SI-Group-to-acquire-Albemarles-antioxidants-and-ibuprofen-business_60349.html
April 16, 2014
Albemarle today reported net income down 32.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $56.6 million, or 71 cts/share, on net sales up 2.3%, to $656.7 million. Net income fell primarily due to charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-earnings-fall-but-beat-estimates_60350.html
April 16, 2014
A. Schulman has announced that it is aiming to grow sales by 10-11%/year through 2018, to $3.6-$3.7 billion. The company is also aiming to grow adjusted earnings by an average of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-sets-double-digit-sales-and-earnings-growth-targets_60348.html
April 9, 2014
Clariant has completed the acquisition of Plastchemix (Vadodara, India), the company announced today in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. Plastchemix's activities will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-completes-acquisition-of-India-masterbatch-firm_60203.html
March 26, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal to amend the hazard classification and labeling (CLH) for diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), the agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ECHA-invites-comments-on-hazard-classification-and-labeling-for-DIBP_59837.html
March 18, 2014
The European Commission says it has asked member states to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in food over the next two years. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Brominated-flame-retardants-European-Commission-requests-monitoring-in-food_59647.html
March 4, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to divest PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO), part of BASF's plastic additives business unit, to private equity firm Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-divests-plastic-additives-unit-PolyAd-to-private-equity-firm_59311.html
February 28, 2014
Henkel has signed an alliance with CMS Technology (Danbury, CT), a packaging technology developer, to create food-safe antimicrobial additives for packaging, the company says. CMS owns...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Henkel-signs-antimicrobial-packaging-alliance_59236.html
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