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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 25, 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
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
May 7, 2014
BASF has doubled capacity of its non-phthalate plasticizer at Ludwigshafen, the company announced today. The company increased capacity for its Hexamoll Dinch–branded plasticizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-doubles-non-phthalate-plasticizer-capacity-at-Ludwigshafen_60849.html
May 1, 2014
PolyOne today reported first-quarter net income of $29.4 million, or 31 cts/share, up 93.4% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 25%, to $1 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled 44 cts/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PolyOne-earnings-rise-on-Spartech-synergies_60736.html
April 30, 2014
Indian specialty chemicals maker Artek Surfin (Mumbai) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of 100% of Galata Chemicals, the former PVC additives business of Chemtura...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Artek-Surfin-completes-Galata-Chemicals-buyout_60710.html
April 23, 2014
Ferro today reported first-quarter net income of $17.2 million, compared with $883,000 in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted earnings totaled 19 cts/share, nearly double the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Ferro-beats-estimates-raises-full-year-guidance_60510.html
April 23, 2014
Milliken (Spartanburg, SC) announced today that it is building new capacity for a clarifying agent for polypropylene (PP) at Blacksburg, SC. The new capacity will be onstream in 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Milliken-to-increase-capacity-for-PP-clarifier_60492.html
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