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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....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 19, 2007
Options may include "select business divestitures, value-creating acquisitions, changes to the company's capital structure, or a possible sale, merger or other business combination involving the entire company.”...
November 16, 2007
Investment firm Barington Capital Group (New York), which owns about a 9% stake in Schulman was planning a proxy fight to install its representatives on Schulman’s board, and has withdrawn its notice of intent to nominate directors at Schulman’s 2007 annual meeting following the moves....
October 15, 2007
Resin capacity expansions and stricter environmental regulations have prompted plastics additive makers to follow suit, increasing capacity and rolling out new bio-based materials...
September 24, 2007
Arkema, at an investor day in Paris, announced a PVDF project and a heat stabilizers expansion in China....
August 7, 2007
Albemarle says it has agreed to increase its stakes in two China-based joint ventures it owns with Jinhai Chemical (Jinhai, China)—Ningbo Jinhai Albemarle Chemical & Industry...
August 1, 2007
BASF says it has expanded specialty plasticizer capacity by 3%, to 100,000 m.t./year at Ludwigshafen. The six-month project was carried out to meet increasing customer demand, BASF...
July 31, 2007
Huntsman says it expects its previously announced 15,000-m.t./year polyetheramine plant at Jurong Island, Singapore to be operational by the third quarter. Capital costs for the...
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