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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
April 8, 2009
A. Schulman has formed a strategic alliance with Add the Flavor, LLC (New York, NY), a flavors technology firm. The alliance is expected to commercialize Polyflav, a custom taste and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/A-Schulman-Enters-Into-Flavors-Alliance_18135.html
March 25, 2009
Socma members voted on March 19th to change the group’s name to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. Socma’s name had previously been the Synthetic Organic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Socma-Changes-Name_17859.html
February 9, 2009
India’s plastics industry is expected to grow at about 5%/year through 2015, the highest growth rate in Asia, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, president of India, said during an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PlastIndia-Indias-Plastics-Industry-to-Expand-Through-2015_16894.html
February 5, 2009
The suit alleges that 3D Systems violated both federal and state antitrust law, state deceptive trade practices law, toriously interfered with DSM Desotech's prospective business relations, and infringed upon Desotech's sterolithography machine patents....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Court-Rules-DSMs-Antitrust-and-Patent-Suit-Against-3D-Sytems-Can-Proceed_16863.html
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