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March 4, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to divest PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO), part of BASF's plastic additives business unit, to private equity firm Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-divests-plastic-additives-unit-PolyAd-to-private-equity-firm_59311.html
February 28, 2014
Henkel has signed an alliance with CMS Technology (Danbury, CT), a packaging technology developer, to create food-safe antimicrobial additives for packaging, the company says. CMS owns...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Henkel-signs-antimicrobial-packaging-alliance_59236.html
February 26, 2014
Aceto named Carlos Restrepo, formerly v.p./intermediates and solvents at Ashland, senior v.p./performance chemicals, effective 24 February. Restrepo will report to Aceto CEO Salvatore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Aceto-names-former-Ashland-exec-performance-chemicals-head_59121.html
February 11, 2014
Antioxidants and polymer additives maker Addivant (Middlebury, CT) announced today that it is increasing capacity of phosphate antioxidants at its Pyongtaek, South Korea, facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Addivant-expands-antioxidants-capacity-in-South-Korea_58741.html
February 10, 2014
Artek Surfin (Mumbai), an Indian specialty chemicals maker, has bought out private equity firm Aterian Investment Partners’ (New York) 50% stake in Galata Chemicals, the former...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Indian-owner-buys-out-Galata-Chemicals_58715.html
February 7, 2014
The European General Court (Luxembourg) has ruled against appeals intended to overturn fines levied by the European Commission on Elf Aquitaine, Arkema, and consulting firm Treuhand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/EU-General-Court-rejects-Arkema-Elf-Aquitaine-appeals-against-price-fixing-fines_58676.html
January 30, 2014
Cytec today reported adjusted earnings from continuing operations down 3.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $41.9 million, on sales up 1.9%, to $480 million. Actual earnings totaled $59.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Cytec-earnings-decline-but-beat-estimates_58450.html
January 7, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has divested its primary amides business to PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ). Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. The deal includes a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PMC-acquires-AkzoNobels-primary-amides-business_57788.html
January 7, 2014
A. Schulman has reported fiscal first-quarter net income up 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $12.4 million, on net sales up 10%, to $585.4 million. Adjusted income, which excludes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-earnings-rise-5-percent-YOY_57778.html
January 7, 2014
PolyOne today announced that it is realigning its North American business “to better serve customers and to increase utilization of its manufacturing assets.” The actions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PolyOne-realigns-business-in-North-America-following-Spartech-acquisition_57777.html
November 26, 2013
Songwon (Ulsan, South Korea) reported 8.31 billion Korean won ($7.82 million) in profit during the third quarter, the company reported today, 46% higher year-on-year. Ebitda stood at 10.71 billion won, about 40% below Ebitda for the third quarter last year. Sales meanwhile rose 0.8% Y-O-Y to 175.8 billion won. "This has been a tough quarter but, once again, we have continued to demonstrate our growth potential. We have been able to offset softening selling prices with raw material prices following the same trend, however we do not expect this to continue as economies start to rebound," Jongho Park, chairman and CEO of Songwon....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwon-third-quarter-profit-up-over-46-percent_56956.html
November 13, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has received seven applications for authorization for uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/DEHP-DBP-authorization-under-Reach-ECHA-initiates-eight-week-public-consultation_56671.html
October 24, 2013
A. Schulman has reported a fiscal fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $1.1 million, compared with a profit of $12.7 million in the year-ago quarter. The loss was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/A-Schulman-net-income-hit-by-tax-charges_56182.html
October 21, 2013
FRX Polymers (Antwerp) announced today that it opened its first commercial-scale halogen-free polyphosphonate flame retardant (FR) plastics plant at Antwerp, Belgium...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/FRX-Polymers-opens-flame-retardant-plastics-plant-at-Antwerp_56081.html
October 18, 2013
Songwon (Ulsan, South Korea) is evaluating its next major investment and will make a decision within 18 months to two years, Johgho Park, CEO told CW during the K plastics fair...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Songwon-evaluates-options-for-its-next-major-investment-launches-PP-stabilizer-range_56028.html
October 18, 2013
PolyOne says it is expanding its operations in India with a new facility at Pune that will manufacture specialty materials—including solid masterbatches, liquid colorants, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PolyOne-to-build-specialty-materials-facility-in-India_56014.html
October 17, 2013
Eastman Chemical announced today that it is expanding capacity of its Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizers at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing facility. The expansion will increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-plans-non-phthalate-plasticizer-expansion-at-Texas-City_55995.html
October 17, 2013
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) is investing about 1 billion Swedish kronor ($153.8 million) to develop a production platform at Stenungsund, Sweden—the largest investment the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Perstorp-to-build-butene-based-facility-at-Stenungsund_55990.html
October 16, 2013
UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL; Northbrook, IL), has validated the benefits of Milliken's (Spartanburg, SC) new-generation Millad-branded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Milliken-PP-clarifier-qualifies-for-environmental-claim-validation-label_55977.html
October 16, 2013
Clariant underlined its commitment to the plastics and coatings industry at a press conference today at the K plastics trade show, currently taking place at Düsseldorf. Megatrends...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Innovation-megatrends-emerging-markets-are-key-drivers-for-Clariant_55963.html
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