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June 7, 2013
Clariant expects to expand the masterbatch production site in Pakistan as well as in two additional sites in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region—in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-to-expand-masterbatch-capacity-with-production-site-in-Pakistan_52572.html
June 6, 2013
PolyOne has signed a cooperation agreement with Matériautech (Lyon, France), aimed at helping industrial designers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), and plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PolyOne-signs-cooperation-agreement-with-French-plastics-organization_52596.html
May 22, 2013
Specialty chemicals and advanced materials firm Rockwood Holdings' (Princeton, NJ) sale of certain business units has attracted interest from various private equity suitors, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Reports-Rockwoods-divestment-of-noncore-assets-sparks-private-equity-interest_52229.html
April 23, 2013
Dow Chemical's plastic additive production site near Grangemouth, UK, has been put up for sale, according to a report in local newspaper, The Falkirk Herald, published today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Report-Dows-plastic-additives-production-site-at-Grangemouth-up-for-sale_51369.html
April 23, 2013
BASF today announced plans to restructure its performance products segment, including 500 job cuts worldwide by end-2015. The businesses affected are mainly former Ciba Specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-deepens-restructuring-of-performance-products-with-500-job-cuts_51361.html
April 16, 2013
Sika's (Baar, Switzerland) sales decreased by just over 1% during the first quarter of this year, to 1.04 billion Swiss francs ($1.6 billion), compared with the first quarter of 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Sikas-first-quarter-sales-slip-because-of-cold-weather-across-Europe-North-America_51206.html
March 27, 2013
Metabolix reported fourth quarter 2012 results today, citing increased revenue and a slight gain in net income—though net income was reported as a loss for the quarter. Sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Metabolix-releases-fourth-quarter-results-announces-Chinese-film-distribution-deal_50756.html
March 25, 2013
Reverdia, a joint venture between DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), has signed an agreement with Helm (Hamburg) for the European distribution and joint market...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Reverdia-and-Helm-sign-distribution-agreement-for-biobased-succinic-acid_50714.html
March 22, 2013
Altana's (Wesel, Germany) net income increased almost 5% during 2012, to €155 million ($203 million) from €148 million the year before, the company reported today. Ebitda and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Altanas-2012-net-income-up-5-percent_50696.html
March 19, 2013
Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, to distribute acrylic and styrene acrylic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Nexeo-signs-North-America-distribution-agreement-for-Arkema-floor-resins_50611.html
March 15, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) has broken ground on a color concentrates expansion at its Konstantynów Łódźki, Poland facility, the company announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-starts-work-on-color-concentrates-expansion_50557.html
March 14, 2013
Dow Chemical says it plans to divest up to $1.5 billion worth of businesses over the next 18 months, including its polypropylene licensing and catalysts business and its plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Dow-details-$1-5-billion-divestiture-plan_50507.html
February 26, 2013
Croda reports an increase of 5.1% in operating profit during the fourth quarter of 2012, to £61.9 million ($81.75 million). Sales rose by 2.2%, to £240.1 million, over the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Crodas-fourth-quarter-profit-rises-to-5-1-percent-despite-European-economic-backdrop_50071.html
February 11, 2013
The European Commission says it approved, on 7 February, the acquisition of the coating resins business (CRB) of Cytec Industries by private equity firm Advent International (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/European-Commission-approves-acquisition-by-Advent-of-Cytecs-coating-resins-business_49738.html
February 6, 2013
PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ) has completed the acquisition of Dow Chemical's global methyl tin stabilizers and solid lubricants business, PMC announced today. The stabilizers business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PMC-completes-acquisition-of-Dows-tin-stabilizer-business_49505.html
February 6, 2013
Wacker Chemie has launched production at an additional plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions at its Ulsan facility, in South Korea, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Wacker-launches-production-at-expanded-VAE-dispersions-plant-in-Korea_49598.html
January 28, 2013
NewMarket's fourth-quarter net income rose 57.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $53.1 million, or $3.94/share, the company says. Excluding the impact of a $25/share special dividend paid...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/NewMarket-earnings-rise-but-fall-short-of-estimates_49396.html
January 28, 2013
Chemtura (Philadephia) has entered into an amended and restated asset-purchase and contribution agreement with SK Capital Partners regarding the sale of Chemtura's antioxidant and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Chemtura-amends-terms-of-sale-of-antioxidant-UV-stabilizer-business-to-SK-Capital_49368.html
January 24, 2013
Clariant Mining, a Clariant subsidiary, will increase its production of polyisobutylene succinic anhydride (PIBSA) emulsifiers with the expansion of its plant at Lara, Australia, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-expands-PIBSA-emulsifier-plant-in-Australia_49259.html
January 24, 2013
Arkema will implement a 5-10% price increase across its range of organic peroxide products, the company announced today. The magnitude of the increase depends on the product and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Arkema-to-increase-prices-for-organic-peroxides-by-5-10-percent_49258.html
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