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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
November 13, 2009
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea), a leading producer of polymer additives, has opened its headquarters for the Mideast and Africa in Manama, Bahrain. The move follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwon-Opens-Mideast-Headquarters-in-Bahrain_22794.html
November 6, 2009
Ferro has priced its previously announced new stock offering at $5.60/share, the company announced recently. Moody's Investors Service (New York) raised Ferro's outlook to stable from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Ferro-Prices-New-Stock-Moodys-Raises-Companys-Outlook_22641.html
October 16, 2009
Cytec posted earnings of $12.5 million for the third-quarter, or 26 cts/share, the company announced today. Excluding special charges, the company’s earnings were $27.6 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Cytec-Posts-Gain-Raises-Guidance_22112.html
August 12, 2009
Hexion says that it will increase prices for its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resin systems in North America by 8 cts/lb on September 1 due to rising raw materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Hexion-to-Raise-Composite-Polymer-Prices_20780.html
August 3, 2009
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it has completed the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s esters plant at Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  The facility will be used to extend...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Oxea-Completes-Acquisition-of-ExxonMobils-Dutch-Esters-Plant_20554.html
June 26, 2009
The recent combinations of Dow Chemical and Rohm & Hass (R&H), as well as BASF and Ciba Specialty Chemicals has jostled market leadership positions for several markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Dow-BASF-Move-Up-in-Plastics-Additives-Market_19834.html
June 10, 2009
Exolit OP 560 is a reactive flame-retardant chemically binds to the polymer instead of just being mixed into it, keeping it from evaporating or migrating out of the polymer and giving it a "benign environmental profile," Clariant says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-Flame-Retardant-Wins-EPA-Award_19447.html
May 4, 2009
The acquired products include Dioplex, high molecular weight, long-chain polyester polymeric plasticizers, and Rezilube, polymer additives for formulators of biodegradable lubricant base stocks. Terms were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/HallStar-Acquires-Two-Polymer-Additive-Product-Lines-from-Dow-Chemical_18666.html
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