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February 11, 2013
The European Commission says it approved, on 7 February, the acquisition of the coating resins business (CRB) of Cytec Industries by private equity firm Advent International (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/European-Commission-approves-acquisition-by-Advent-of-Cytecs-coating-resins-business_49738.html
February 6, 2013
PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ) has completed the acquisition of Dow Chemical's global methyl tin stabilizers and solid lubricants business, PMC announced today. The stabilizers business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PMC-completes-acquisition-of-Dows-tin-stabilizer-business_49505.html
February 6, 2013
Wacker Chemie has launched production at an additional plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions at its Ulsan facility, in South Korea, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Wacker-launches-production-at-expanded-VAE-dispersions-plant-in-Korea_49598.html
January 28, 2013
NewMarket's fourth-quarter net income rose 57.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $53.1 million, or $3.94/share, the company says. Excluding the impact of a $25/share special dividend paid...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/NewMarket-earnings-rise-but-fall-short-of-estimates_49396.html
January 28, 2013
Chemtura (Philadephia) has entered into an amended and restated asset-purchase and contribution agreement with SK Capital Partners regarding the sale of Chemtura's antioxidant and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Chemtura-amends-terms-of-sale-of-antioxidant-UV-stabilizer-business-to-SK-Capital_49368.html
January 24, 2013
Clariant Mining, a Clariant subsidiary, will increase its production of polyisobutylene succinic anhydride (PIBSA) emulsifiers with the expansion of its plant at Lara, Australia, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-expands-PIBSA-emulsifier-plant-in-Australia_49259.html
January 24, 2013
Arkema will implement a 5-10% price increase across its range of organic peroxide products, the company announced today. The magnitude of the increase depends on the product and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Arkema-to-increase-prices-for-organic-peroxides-by-5-10-percent_49258.html
January 22, 2013
BASF and Sinopec have completed a joint feasibility study and taken the next steps to establish a world-scale isonanol (INA) plant at Maoming, China, BASF announced today. Both...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-and-Sinopec-complete-study-for-INA-project-in-China-form-new-50-50-jv_49185.html
January 11, 2013
Evonik will develop its C4 products chain with the expansion of its butene-1 capacity at the Marl Chemical Park (Marl, Germany), and by expanding its butadiene capacity at Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Evonik-to-expand-C4-chain-capacity-in-Germany-and-Belgium_48915.html
December 13, 2012
BASF says it is opening a production site for customer-specific antioxidant blends (CSBs) in Bahrain. The facility is the largest of its kind worldwide, and is expected to become fully...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-opens-worlds-largest-plant-for-customer-specific-antioxidant-blends-in-Bahrain_48296.html
December 12, 2012
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) has entered into an agreement with Kenmare (Milan), a packaging solutions supplier, for Kenmare to promote and distribute Metabolix’s compostable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Metabolix-signs-distribution-agreement-for-compostable-film-grade-resin_48295.html
December 12, 2012
Evonik Industries says it plans to expand its portfolio with the launch of a new generation of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plasticizers. The company says that, apart from expanding its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Evonik-to-start-making-phthalate-free-plasticizer-next-year_48290.html
November 27, 2012
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea) has selected Abu Dhabi as the location of a previously announced one pack systems (OPS) project in the Mideast. The company had been considering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwon-jv-selects-Abu-Dhabi-for-Mideast-OPS-project_47947.html
November 12, 2012
Private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York) has reached agreement to acquire Chemtura's antioxidant and Ultraviolet (UV) stabilizer solutions business—including...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/SK-Capital-to-acquire-Chemturas-antioxidants-business-for-$200-million_47638.html
October 10, 2012
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea) says it has signed an agreement for a previously announced joint venture with Pan Gulf Holdings (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) and Polysys Industries (Abu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwon-to-build-one-pack-systems-jv-plants-in-US-Mideast-distribute-light-stabilizers-for-Italian-firm_46876.html
October 4, 2012
Arkema says it has finalized the previously announced divestment of its tin stabilizer business to PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ), a producer of performance chemicals and plastics. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Arkema-finalizes-divestment-of-tin-stabilizer-business_46702.html
August 20, 2012
Emery Oleochemicals (Shah Alam, Malaysia) has broken ground on a project to expand production capacity for plastic additives and build a technical development center at the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Emery-Oleochemicals-Breaks-Ground-on-Expansion-Project-in-Germany_45728.html
July 25, 2012
Easing supply and recent price weakness in titanium dioxide (TiO2) is raising questions about whether the market has hit a short-term correction or whether there is cause of concern...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Titanium-Dioxide-Weakness-Sparks-Concern-About-Outlook_45103.html
July 5, 2012
BASF Plastic Additives Middle East and Astra Polymers (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia), a producer of masterbatches, plastic additives and compounds, have signed a new contract, which extends...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-and-Astra-Polymers-Extend-Plastic-Additives-Cooperation_44652.html
June 18, 2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added 13 substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list under the European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ECHA-Adds-13-Substances-to-Reach-Candidate-List-Rejects-Proposal-to-Restrict-Four-Phthalates_44263.html
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