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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
January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 28, 2015
Albemarle today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $18.5 million, or 24 cts/share, compared with a profit of $155.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Net sales declined 6.4%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-on-lower-sales_67289.html
January 27, 2015
Cytec today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $29.3 million, or 41 cts/share, compared with a profit of $59.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales from continuing operations rose...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Cytec-beats-estimates-but-earnings-hit-by-accounting-adjustment_67253.html
November 17, 2014
A. Schulman says it is closing a former Ferro specialty plastics plant at Stryker, OH in April of next year. The plant’s production – mostly for customers in the US and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-to-close-plant-in-Ohio-as-part-of-restructuring_65495.html
November 4, 2014
Albemarle says it is expanding capacity for production of liquid curatives at its site in Pasadena, TX. The expansion will support liquid curatives used in polyureas, urethanes and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-to-expand-liquid-curative-production_65109.html
October 28, 2014
Chemtura today reported that it swung to a third-quarter net profit of $15 million, compared with a net loss of $44 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down 2% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Chemtura-misses-estimates-launches-cost-cutting-program_64873.html
October 22, 2014
Albemarle today reported third-quarter net income from continuing operations down 9.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $88 million, or 93 cts/share, on sales up 9%, to $642.4 million. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-earnings-beat-estimates-on-strong-catalysts-results_64691.html
October 22, 2014
A. Schulman today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $15.2 million, compared with a net loss of $2.7 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales up 16.8% year-on-year (YOY), to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-earnings-beat-estimates-on-solid-sales-increases_64690.html
October 22, 2014
Eastman Chemical today said it has completed its expansion of non-phthalate plasticizers capacity at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing plant. The expansion will increase production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-completes-plasticizers-capacity-expansion_63889.html
October 7, 2014
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it is increasing the size of its management board to three members. Christoph Schlünken, president/additives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Altana-enlarges-management-board_64315.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has open a 45-day public commenting period on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for four substances: dibutyltin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ECHA-starts-public-consultation-on-four-substances-under-CLH_64293.html
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