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December 2, 2009
Sasol (Johannesburg) says it has approved an investment of R8.4 billion ($1.14 billion), which will double production of hard wax at the Sasolburg, South Africa site. The...
December 1, 2009
Clariant says a cost reduction effort will result in the loss of 570 jobs, about 3% of its workforce, primarily through plant closures. The restructuring will cost about SF150 million...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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....
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...
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...
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