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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
October 2, 2014
Reverdia (Geleen, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and starch manufacturer Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), is licensing its biobased succinic acid technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Reverdia-to-license-of-biobased-succinic-acid-technology_64236.html
September 24, 2014
US specialty chemicals volumes were flat sequentially in August, with volumes expanding in twelve segments and declining in fourteen. Two segments had flat volumes. Volumes grew 0.8%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ACC-Specialties-volumes-flat-in-August_63985.html
September 2, 2014
Albemarle has completed the previously announced sale of its antioxidant, ibuprofen, and propofol businesses and related assets to SI Group (Schenectady, NY), Albemarle said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-completes-sale-of-antioxidant-business-to-SI-Group_63559.html
August 4, 2014
Novomer (Waltham, MA) says it has appointed Reschem Italia (Parabiago, Italy) as its authorized distributor of Converge-registered polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols in Italy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Novomer-appoints-distributor-for-its-PPC-polyols-in-Italy_62958.html
July 30, 2014
Ferro today announced its second quarter results from continuing operations, and the company now fully recognizes substantially all of its specialty plastics and polymer additives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Ferro-earnings-up-as-specialty-plastics-polymer-additives-businesses-discontinue_62833.html
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
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