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July 22, 2010
 BASF says it has declared force majeure on certain plasticizers due to an unforeseen “technical defect” at its Ludwigshafen, Germany iso-nonanol plant. The force...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-Declares-Force-Majeure-on-Plasticizers_28224.html
July 1, 2010
BASF has confirmed CW's exclusive report that it is evaluating investment options for a wholly owned plastic additives plant in the Mideast. The company is at the same time...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-Confirms-Plastic-Additives-Plans-in-the-Mideast_27782.html
July 1, 2010
Shareholders in specialty chemicals firm Altana (Wesel, Germany) have approved at the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) the transfer of the remaining shares to the company's main...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Altanas-AGM-Passes-Squeeze-Out-Resolution-Will-De-list-from-Stock-Exchanges_27773.html
June 29, 2010
BASF is considering plans to build a plastic additives facility in the Mideast and is studying possible expansion in Asia, CW has learned. Hans W. Reiners, president/performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-Ponders-Plastic-Additives-Plant-in-Mideast-Eyes-Expansion-in-Asia_27723.html
June 8, 2010
BASF will sell its hydrophilic melt additives business to Techmer PM (Clinton, TN), a colors and additives maker, the company announced today. The terms of the deal, including its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-Sells-Hydrophilic-Melt-Additives-Business_27273.html
June 1, 2010
The report says that, among the larger market size applications, specialty films, printed circuit boards, IC process chemicals, engineering thermoplastics, and construction chemicals will grow fastest....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Specialty-Chemicals-Growth-Estimated-at-3-4-percent-Annually_27102.html
May 26, 2010
Chemtura says it has implemented sales control on certain brominated flame retardants due to higher than anticipated demand and supply constraints on several raw materials. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Chemtura-Announces-Sales-Control-on-Certain-Brominated-Flame-Retardants_27040.html
May 25, 2010
ICL reported first-quarter net income jumped 52%, to $241 million, on sales up 54%, to $1.4 billion because of “a sharp increase in quantities sold in all operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ICLs-Earnings-Soar-on-Higher-Volumes_27004.html
May 3, 2010
Eastman Chemical says it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Genovique Specialties (Rosemont, IL), a global producer of specialty non-phthalate plasticizers, benzoic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-Completes-Acquisition-of-Genovique-Specialties_26505.html
April 28, 2010
AkzoNobel has confirmed plans to build an organic peroxide plant at its Ningbo multi-site complex in China. The company will spend €17 million ($22.7 million) on the plant, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/AkzoNobel-Confirms-Organic-Peroxides-Project-at-Ningbo_26353.html
March 24, 2010
 ICL's fourth-quarter 2009 net income and sales improved because of higher volumes sold in its fertilizers and industrial products businesses and cost saving programs. Reduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ICLs-Earnings-Rise-on-Improved-Sales-Volumes-and-Cost-Cutting-Programs_25541.html
March 17, 2010
Eastman says the deal positions it as a global leader in the $9-billion non-phthalate plasticizer business with both general purpose and specialty solutions....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-Acquires-Specialty-Plasticizer-Firm_25454.html
February 23, 2010
The additional capacity will allow Chemtura to take advantage of global expansion opportunities, especially in the Middle East and throughout Asia....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Chemtura-Announces-Series-of-Antioxidant-and-UV-Stabilizer-Expansions_24914.html
January 22, 2010
Albemarle and Chemtura have entered into an agreement under which Albemarle will supply several flame retardants and brominated products to Chemtura, including decabromodiphenyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-and-Chemtura-Sign-Flame-Retardants-Supply-Deal_24292.html
December 2, 2009
Sasol (Johannesburg) says it has approved an investment of R8.4 billion ($1.14 billion), which will double production of hard wax at the Sasolburg, South Africa site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Sasol-to-Double-Wax-Production-in-South-Africa_23215.html
December 1, 2009
Clariant says a cost reduction effort will result in the loss of 570 jobs, about 3% of its workforce, primarily through plant closures. The restructuring will cost about SF150 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-Cuts-More-Jobs_23142.html
November 30, 2009
The International Antimony Association (I2A; Brussels) has responded vociferously to a proposal in the European Parliament that antimony trioxide should be banned under the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/EU-Industry-Up-In-Arms-at-Proposal-to-Phase-Out-Antimony-Trioxide_23002.html
November 24, 2009
 ICL's third-quarter results rose compared to the second quarter mainly because of an increase in demand, especially for fertilizers and flame retardants; lower costs; and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ICLs-Third-Quarter-Earnings-Rise-Sequentially-On-Increased-Demand_22947.html
November 18, 2009
 Chemtura says it plans to expand its antioxidants capacity at its Gulf Stabilizer Industries (GSI; Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia) joint venture by 4,000 m.t./year, to 21,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Chemtura-to-Expand-Antioxidant-Capacity-in-Saudi-Arabia_22858.html
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