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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
February 4, 2009
The move forms part of a reorganization of the company's performance products segment in anticipation of the integration of Ciba Specialty Chemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-Considers-Divesting-Its-Leather-and-Textile-Chemicals-Business_16828.html
November 23, 2008
Demand for high-performance polymers (HPP) is growing steadily at a time when manufacturers of basic plastics are struggling with rising raw material costs, says a recent report by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/End-Market-Use-Drives-Performance-Polymer-Demand_15543.html
October 20, 2008
The global plastics additives market is expected to grow 4.5%/year through 2010, driven by strong growth in emerging regions, especially China, according to a report from Townsend...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/China-Drives-Plastics-Additives-Demand_14856.html
September 22, 2008
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and specialized polymer materials manufacturer PolyOne Corporation (Cleveland, OH) will collaborate on the development of bio-based plasticizers for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ADM-and-PolyOne-to-Develop-Bio-Based-Plasticizers_14365.html
August 28, 2008
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with Astra Polymers to produce and sell customer-specific antioxidant blends to customers in the Mideast. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Ciba-Forms-Mideast-Plastic-Additives-JV_13925.html
July 10, 2008
Clariant says it has acquired the Chicago, IL based Rite Systems and Ricon Colors, two sister companies engaged in the production of liquid and solid masterbatches, from private...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-Buys-Masterbatches-Business_12913.html
May 16, 2008
Albemarle says it has agreed to form a bromine derivatives joint venture in China with Weifang Sinobrom Import and Export Co. (Weifang, China). The jv will be 75% owned by Albemarle...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-to-Form-Bromine-Derivatives-JV-in-China_11933.html
April 10, 2008
Clariant says it will participate in the chemical industry's consolidation with a more active management of its portfolio, especially in areas where its markets are dominated by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-will-be-More-Active-in-M-and-A_11339.html
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