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January 21, 2016
Polysys Additive Technologies Middle East (PAT ME) held an opening ceremony Thursday for a one-pack systems (OPS) plant in Abu Dhabi. The plant is now operational and has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwon-JV-inaugurates-OPS-plant-in-Abu-Dhabi_76600.html
January 21, 2016
The European Commission has granted authorization for two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reported. The authorized uses are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/European-Commission-authorizes-two-uses-of-HBCDD_76568.html
January 19, 2016
Omnova Solutions on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter 2015 net loss due to a one-time charge and the downturn in oil and gas. On sales down 18% year-on-year (YOY), to $200.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Omnova-results-hit-by-falling-oil-and-gas-volumes_76537.html
January 11, 2016
A. Schulman Monday reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 61% year-on-year (YOY), to $5.2 million, or 18 cts/sahre, on sales up 5.6%, to $649.2 million. Adjusted earnings, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-falls-short-of-estimates-on-lower-volumes-charges_76323.html
January 4, 2016
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has signed its first biobased farnesene supply agreement for the nutraceuticals and vitamins market. Amyris says the deal is "a multimillion-dollar"...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Amyris-signs-first-biobased-farnesene-supply-agreement_76147.html
December 18, 2015
The specialty chemicals market volume index fell 2% year-on-year (YOY) in November on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis, the American Chemistry Council says. The index also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/US-specialty-chemicals-slip-in-November-both-year-on-year-and-on-previous-month-but-rise-year-to-date_75981.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/European-Parliament-rejects-proposal-to-allow-recycling-of-plastics-containing-DEHP_75456.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Japanese-banks-to-finance-Sun-Ace-PVC-stabilizer-production-facility-in-Brazil_75413.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Chemtura-sees-solid-year-ahead-still-looking-for-transformational-deal_75314.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Cytec-earnings-rise-on-lower-raw-material-prices_74622.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-matches-estimates-announces-US-engineered-plastics-conslidation_74509.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/US-specialty-chemicals-down-1-0-percent-in-September_74470.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/US-specialty-chemicals-stable-but-oilfield-chemicals-decline_73824.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Evonik-starts-up-C4-expansion-at-Marl-using-new-technology_73322.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwons-profits-surge-on-higher-prices-cheaper-raw-materials_72993.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/VCI-Further-developments-in-human-biomonitoring_72992.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-closes-Citadel-acquisition_70889.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Oxea-expands-phthalate-free-plasticizer-portfolio_70749.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Perstorp-inaugurates-major-oxo-alcohol-plant-in-Sweden_70518.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Grupa-Azoty-introduces-non-phthalate-plasticizer_70085.html
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