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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
January 22, 2013
BASF and Sinopec have completed a joint feasibility study and taken the next steps to establish a world-scale isonanol (INA) plant at Maoming, China, BASF announced today. Both...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-and-Sinopec-complete-study-for-INA-project-in-China-form-new-50-50-jv_49185.html
January 11, 2013
Evonik will develop its C4 products chain with the expansion of its butene-1 capacity at the Marl Chemical Park (Marl, Germany), and by expanding its butadiene capacity at Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Evonik-to-expand-C4-chain-capacity-in-Germany-and-Belgium_48915.html
December 13, 2012
BASF says it is opening a production site for customer-specific antioxidant blends (CSBs) in Bahrain. The facility is the largest of its kind worldwide, and is expected to become fully...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-opens-worlds-largest-plant-for-customer-specific-antioxidant-blends-in-Bahrain_48296.html
December 12, 2012
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) has entered into an agreement with Kenmare (Milan), a packaging solutions supplier, for Kenmare to promote and distribute Metabolix’s compostable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Metabolix-signs-distribution-agreement-for-compostable-film-grade-resin_48295.html
December 12, 2012
Evonik Industries says it plans to expand its portfolio with the launch of a new generation of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plasticizers. The company says that, apart from expanding its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Evonik-to-start-making-phthalate-free-plasticizer-next-year_48290.html
November 27, 2012
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea) has selected Abu Dhabi as the location of a previously announced one pack systems (OPS) project in the Mideast. The company had been considering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwon-jv-selects-Abu-Dhabi-for-Mideast-OPS-project_47947.html
November 12, 2012
Private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York) has reached agreement to acquire Chemtura's antioxidant and Ultraviolet (UV) stabilizer solutions business—including...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/SK-Capital-to-acquire-Chemturas-antioxidants-business-for-$200-million_47638.html
October 10, 2012
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea) says it has signed an agreement for a previously announced joint venture with Pan Gulf Holdings (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) and Polysys Industries (Abu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwon-to-build-one-pack-systems-jv-plants-in-US-Mideast-distribute-light-stabilizers-for-Italian-firm_46876.html
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