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December 8, 2011
Dow Chemical announced a 15% capacity increase at the company's acrylic dispersion plant at Villers-Saint-Paul, France. Construction has already begun and production is scheduled to...
October 20, 2011
After spending 2 years assessing the performance and market viability of succinate-based esters in the plasticizer market, Lanxess and BioAmber (Minneapolis, MN) have entered into a...
September 14, 2011
Huntsman says it is planning a significant expansion of epoxy resin capacity at its McIntosh, AL facility, targeting rapid growth in aerospace material applications. The investment, estimated at approximately $50 million, would double capacity at the site, a Huntsman spokesperson says....
September 1, 2011
Eastman Chemical says it has acquired Scandiflex do Brasil S.A. Indústrias Químicas (São Paulo), a Brazilian manufacturer of non-phthalate plasticizers. Financial...
August 17, 2011
ICL reported second-quarter 2011 net income up 44%, to $426 million, on sales up 29%, to $1.9 billion helped by improved demand and selling prices across all businesses. Operating...
August 1, 2011
U.S. EPA has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comment on requiring toxicity testing for bisphenol A (BPA). The agency is considering requiring testing on organisms including amphibians at sensitive life stages, birds over multiple generations, and aquatic invertebrate species. It is also considering environmental testing in areas near significant points of release, including manufacturing facilities....
July 13, 2011
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL) says it has entered into an agreement to jointly develop biobased plastics additives with Clariant. The two companies will leverage...
July 4, 2011
The European Commission says it has repealed a November 2009 decision to impose fines on Elementis (London) and the former Ciba Specialty Chemicals for participating in a price-fixing...
May 3, 2011
BASF says a series of its plastics films have been confirmed to have “high effectiveness” in preventing mineral oil residues from migrating from cardboard food packaging...
April 5, 2011
Adeka Corp. (Tokyo), a producer of polymer additives and oleochemicals, plans to invest Y350 million ($4.2 million) in Al Ghurair Additives (AGA; Dubai) a subsidiary of Al Ghurair...
March 29, 2011
Chemtura Forms Licensing Agreement...
March 16, 2011
Eastman announced today that it will discontinue production of two of its ortho-phthalate plasticizers, diethyl phthalate (DEP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), by the end of 2011, saying they no longer form part of its "strategic growth plans or vision of the future.”...
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