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February 3, 2011
PolyOne reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.4 million (17 cts/share), up 34% from the year-ago quarter, beating analysts’ estimates of 15 cts/share, as reported by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PolyOnes-Income-Rises-on-Increased-Sales-and-Selling-Prices_32618.html
January 20, 2011
Altana has agreed to acquire polymer modifier producer Kometra Kunststoff-Modifikatoren und –Additiv (Schkopau, Germany). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kometra...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Altana-Buys-Polymer-Modifier-Producer_32245.html
January 4, 2011
Cereplast says that it has opened a European headquarters in Bönen, Germany to support the rapid expansion of its European operations. Demand for bioplastic resin in Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Cereplast-Opens-European-Headquarters-at-Bonen-Germany_31883.html
December 29, 2010
Demand will be driven by increasingly stringent safety and flammability standards and the rising use of plastic products, says a recent report from The Freedonia Group (Cleveland)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Flame-Retardant-Demand-to-Grow-6-percent-Annually_31838.html
December 28, 2010
Huber Engineered Materials (Atlanta, GA), a division of J.M. Huber (Edison, NJ, says it  acquired specialty hydrate flame retardant products from specialty alumina firm Almatis (Frankfurt)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Huber-Engineered-Materials-Adds-to-Flame-Retardant-Portfolio_31811.html
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
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