Additives in flux

Baumgarten, Stefan
March 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;3/31/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 13, p46
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the challenges faced by the plastic additives industry in 2008. A shifting customer base, product price erosion, and environmental hurdles are some of the challenges. Most of the additives capacity expansions are taking place in China, India, and the Middle East, with hardly any new capacity in North America or the European Union, where producers have shut down capacity, due to tight margins. Since 2003-2004, rising raw material costs have further hurt margins.


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