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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
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-to-move-EMEA-services-center-to-Poland_70062.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Ferro-to-acquire-Spanish-pigments-firm_69950.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-uses-of-phthalate-in-articles-preparation-for-restriction_69934.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/A-Schulman-to-issue-special-stock-to-fund-Citadel-acquisition_69896.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Germany-based-oleochemical-firm-starts-up-plant-in-Malaysia_69404.html
April 13, 2015
A. Schulman says it will establish a new masterbatch production facility near Istanbul, with capacity for 40 million pounds/year of additive, white and breathable masterbatches for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/A-Schulman-to-produce-masterbatches-in-Turkey_69269.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Roquette-commissions-isosorbide-production-unit-in-France_69301.html
April 9, 2015
Inbra Indústrias Químicas (Diadema, Brazil) is planning a plastic and rubber additives manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County, SC, the company announced. Inbra is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Brazilian-firm-to-build-plasticizer-unit-in-the-US_69303.html
April 6, 2015
A. Schulman today reported a fiscal second-quarter net loss of $888,000, or 3 cts/share, due largely to CEO transition costs and restructuring and acquisition integration charges, on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-falls-short-of-estimates-sales-fall-due-to-currency-impacts_69232.html
March 19, 2015
Antioxidants maker Addivant, which is owned by private equity firm SK Capital (New York), today named John Steitz CEO. Steitz was most recently COO at PQ Corporation, and has also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/SK-Capitals-Addivant-names-John-Steitz-CEO_68638.html
March 5, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) has announced the successful start-up of its oxo plant at Stenugsund, Sweden. The new plant is Perstorp’s largest ever plant investment, boosting its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Perstorp-starts-up-oxo-unit-its-largest-plant-investment_68339.html
March 3, 2015
Perstorp (Malmö, Sweden) reported a net loss of 942 million Swedish krona ($113 million) during the fourth quarter of 2014 down from the SEK1.03 billion loss reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Perstorps-fourth-quarter-net-loss-drops-Ebitda-and-sales-up_68265.html
February 13, 2015
KH Neochem (Tokyo) and CPC (Taipei) have agreed to form a jv for the production of isononyl alcohol (INA), says KH Neochem. The companies expect to establish the jv, Taiwan-Japan Oxo Chemical Industries, in June, followed by the construction of a $400 million, 180,000 m.t./year INA plant in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/KH-Neochem-CPC-to-build-$400-million-isononyl-alcohol-plant-in-Taiwan_67794.html
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