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Dow, BASF Move Up in Plastics Additives Market

8:44 AM MDT | June 29, 2009 | REBECCA COONS

The recent combinations of Dow Chemical and Rohm & Hass (R&H), as well as BASF and Ciba Specialty Chemicals has jostled market leadership positions for several markets, including plastics additives. The $32-billion market for plastics additives is expected to grow 4.5%/year through 2010, says market research firm Townsend Polymer Services & Information (Houston). Meanwhile, all suppliers are struggling with sagging demand. Crystal Clear: Consumer packaging has not been impacted as harshly as other sectors. Dow is either the first- or second-largest...

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