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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
October 4, 2012
Arkema says it has finalized the previously announced divestment of its tin stabilizer business to PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ), a producer of performance chemicals and plastics. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Arkema-finalizes-divestment-of-tin-stabilizer-business_46702.html
August 20, 2012
Emery Oleochemicals (Shah Alam, Malaysia) has broken ground on a project to expand production capacity for plastic additives and build a technical development center at the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Emery-Oleochemicals-Breaks-Ground-on-Expansion-Project-in-Germany_45728.html
July 25, 2012
Easing supply and recent price weakness in titanium dioxide (TiO2) is raising questions about whether the market has hit a short-term correction or whether there is cause of concern...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Titanium-Dioxide-Weakness-Sparks-Concern-About-Outlook_45103.html
July 5, 2012
BASF Plastic Additives Middle East and Astra Polymers (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia), a producer of masterbatches, plastic additives and compounds, have signed a new contract, which extends...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-and-Astra-Polymers-Extend-Plastic-Additives-Cooperation_44652.html
June 18, 2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added 13 substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list under the European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ECHA-Adds-13-Substances-to-Reach-Candidate-List-Rejects-Proposal-to-Restrict-Four-Phthalates_44263.html
May 30, 2012
BASF says that it is building an additional antioxidant production line at Jurong, Singapore. BASF supplies a range of antioxidants under the Irganox brand. The investment strengthens...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-Expands-Antioxidants-Capacity-in-Singapore_43575.html
May 21, 2012
Georgia Gulf says it will use biobased plasticizers produced by Segetis (Golden Valley, MN) in a new line of flexible vinyl compounds “suitable for a variety of consumer and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Georgia-Gulf-Taps-Segetis-for-Biobased-Plasticizer_43651.html
May 8, 2012
Eastman Chemical announced the startup of its non-phthalate plasticizer manufacturing facility at Texas City, Texas. The new facility will primarily produce Eastman 168 non-phthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-Opens-Texas-City-Plasticizer-Plant_43300.html
March 27, 2012
Georgia Gulf and Galata Chemicals (Southbury, CT) say they are collaborating to develop flexible, biobased polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds containing Galata's biobased Drapex Alpha...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Georgia-Gulf-Taps-Galata-for-Biobased-PVC-Plasticizers_42339.html
March 20, 2012
JPS Industries (Greenville, SC), a maker of urethane films, has retained the investment bank Houlihan Lokey to explore “strategic alternatives,” including a possible sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Urethane-Films-Maker-Exploring-Sale_42116.html
March 8, 2012
A study by the Silent Spring Institute (Newton, MA) says a review of 213 cleaning products, cosmetics, personal care and other common consumer products show they contain “complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Industry-Disputes-Methodology-Used-in-Cleaning-Products-Study_41882.html
January 18, 2012
Arkema says it will withdraw the Evatane 33-15 and Lotryl 14MG02 grades from its Evatane and Lotryl functional polyolefin ranges. Evatane 33-15 is an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Arkema-to-Withdraw-Two-Grades-from-Functional-Polyolefin-Ranges_40544.html
January 17, 2012
ICL says that its president and CEO Akiva Mozes has notified the company of his intention to retire. Mozes has not yet set the date of his retirement, and intends to continue serving as CEO until the board names a successor....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ICL-CEO-Announces-Plans-to-Retire_40328.html
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Relationship-Between-Light-Vehicles-and-the-Chemical-Industry-Grows-Stronger_39967.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Dow-Chemical-Increases-Production-Capacity-of-Acrylic-Solution-Polymers-in-Europe_39612.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Lanxess-and-BioAmber-Agree-to-Develop-Renewable-Plasticizers_38436.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Huntsman-to-Boost-Epoxy-Resins-Capacity-in-U-S-_37598.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-Announces-Third-Plasticizer-Acquisition_37336.html
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