TITLE

Additives in flux

AUTHOR(S)
Baumgarten, Stefan
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;3/31/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 13, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
31799470

 

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