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November 26, 2010
Huntsman and its partners say that there is an increasingly bright future for the development and use of new products derived from biomaterials, and that activities in this field are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Huntsman-Boosting-Innovation-through-Collaboration_31208.html
October 29, 2010
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea), the second-largest producer of antioxidants, signed a deal with HPL Additives (Delhi) today at the K2010 plastics exhibition in Düsseldorf...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K2010-Songwon-Takes-Majority-of-Indian-Firm-Plans-Joint-Investment-in-Mideast-Stabilizer-Operation_30606.html
October 28, 2010
Chemtura has renamed its flame retardants and brominated products business as Great Lakes Solutions. Chemtura unveiled the new name this week at the K2010 plastics exhibition in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K2010-Chemtura-Rebrands-Flame-Retardants-Under-Great-Lakes-Name_30524.html
October 7, 2010
 Songwon (Ulsan, Korea) reported second-quarter net income of KRW7 billion ($6.2 million), on sales of KRW 139.7 billion. Year-ago results were not provided. Songwon says income...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwons-Second-Quarter-Profits-Rise_30018.html
August 16, 2010
Evonik Industries says it plans to expand capacity for triacetonamine (TAA) derivatives in China. The company makes these specialty chemicals at its Evonik Tianda (Liaoyang) Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Evonik-Industries-Expands-TAA-Derivatives-Capacity-in-China_28796.html
August 12, 2010
The force majeure was announced on July 21 due to an “unforseen technical defect” at the site’s INA production unit....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-Lifts-Plasticizer-Force-Majeure_28754.html
July 23, 2010
Evonik Goldschmidt, a unit of Evonik Industries, has acquired Altana's small Silbyk polyurethanes (PU) foam stabilizers business, based at Wesel, Germany. The business, a part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Evonik-Industries-Buys-Altanas-PU-Foam-Stabilizers-Business_28304.html
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
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