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November 25, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a resolution against a proposal for recycling plastics containing diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The European Commission, the executive branch of...
November 23, 2015
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Tokyo) signed a loan agreement amounting up to $500,000 with Sun Ace Brasil Industria Quimica e Comercio (Sabi; Sumare, Brazil), the...
November 18, 2015
Chemtura chairman and CEO Craig Rogerson tells CW that the company expects to maintain improvements in margins and earnings into 2016, even as the company remains on the hunt for a...
October 22, 2015
Cytec today reported third-quarter net earnings up 11% year-on-year (YOY), to $59.5 million, on sales down 2%, to $497 million. Excluding special items, third-quarter net earnings from...
October 20, 2015
A. Schulman today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $21.8 million, up 43.4% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales up 7.4%, to $674.0 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 64...
October 20, 2015
The US specialty chemicals market contracted 1.0% year-on-year (YOY) in September on a three-month moving average (3MMA), according to the latest issue of ACC's specialty market volume...
September 23, 2015
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index rose by 0.3% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in August, following a 0.1% gain in July. The overall specialty chemicals...
August 31, 2015
Evonik Industries has started up plants for C4-based products at its Marl, Germany, site, part of a three-digit million-euro investment for these products in Europe. The plants were...
August 14, 2015
Plastic additives producer Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) has posted huge increases in profits for the second quarter on higher selling prices and lower feedstock costs. Net...
August 14, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) and the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) are collaborating in the development of new methods to measure the level of...
June 1, 2015
A. Schulman says it has closed its $800-million acquisition of engineered plastics maker Citadel Plastics Holdings (West Chicago, IL), which was announced in March. Citadel was...
May 28, 2015
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) is expanding its phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio with the introduction of a linear trinonyltrimellitate, branded Oxsoft L9TM. The product is suited for...
May 20, 2015
Perstorp's state-of-the-art oxo alcohols plant at Stenungsund, Sweden. Perstorp has officially opened the Valerox plant, a new state-of-the-art oxo-alcohols production unit at...
May 5, 2015
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) has announced the introduction of Oxoviflex, which it says is Poland's first non-phthalate plasticizer. The unit was built at a cost of over 40...
May 4, 2015
A. Schulman says it is moving its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) shared services center to Poznan, Poland from Londerzeel, Belgium. The shared services center handles back...
April 29, 2015
Ferro announced today it has agreed to acquire Nubiola Pigmentos (Barcelona), a maker of specialty inorganic pigments, for €146 million ($162.3 million). Nubiola is the...
April 29, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA; Copenhagen) have announced that they will jointly investigate the need for a...
April 28, 2015
A. Schulman is undertaking a public offering of $110 million worth of cumulative perpetual convertible special stock, to help fund the $800-million acquisition of plastics compounder...
April 14, 2015
Peter Greven (Bad Münstereifel, Germany), a leading producer of oleochemical additives, says that it is starting up a produciton facility this month for metallic soaps at the...
April 9, 2015
Roquette (Lestrem, France), a major producer of starch, has announced today that its new unit for producing isosorbide at Lestrem is fully operational. The unit has a capacity of...
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