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SONGWON reiterates its commitment to the Chinese plastics industry at Chinaplas 2018

SONGWON reiterates its commitment to the Chinese plastics industry at Chinaplas 2018.
(Photo: SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd.)Ulsan, South Korea – April 24, 2018 – SONGWON Industrial Group, the second largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world, is once again exhibiting at this year’s Chinaplas in Shanghai, China (Stand J45 in Hall 8.2H). The company will be showcasing its solutions designed to match industry needs, including light and heat stabilizers, antioxidants, thermoplastic polyurethanes, PVC stabilizers and plasticizers.

Perstorp publishes Annual Report for 2017

Perstorp publishes Annual Report for 2017. 
(Photo: Perstorp)Malmö - April 19, 2018 - 2017 saw Perstorp reaching an extraordinary milestone with the delivery of an excellent volume-based sales growth of 10 percent and sales amounting to SEK 13,592 million. EBITDA excluding non-recurring items increased by 20 percent to record high SEK 2,133 million. A successful refinancing of the balance sheet in the third quarter last year, amounting to EUR 230 million, also gave the company lower interest rates on the floating rate notes.

Archroma and Montega Italy join hands to help enhance the standards of Pakistan’s garment industry

ArchromaReinach, Switzerland, 16 April 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and Montega S.r.l., Italy, (Montega) announce a collaboration aimed at supporting the fast-growing garment and apparel industry in Pakistan, particularly in the denim segment. The joint efforts will focus on fostering excellence in the finishing of textile garments.

Archroma to highlight eco-advanced solutions for enhanced packaging and paper at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018

ArchromaReinach, Switzerland, 9 April 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will be at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018 to highlight Archroma’s solutions and expertise to enhance both the optical and functional properties of board and paper – with a special focus on sustainability.

New study clears 2-EHA of suspicion of additional classification by ECHA

2-EHA is frequently used in paint dryers.
(Photo: Shutterstock)Perstorp April 5, 2018 - Recently 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA) has shown no adverse effects regarding reproduction at the highest dose tested in a study executed at the request of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Because of earlier suspicions on reproductive toxicity, ECHA had 2-EHA listed in the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) as CMR (reproductive toxicity - fertility) and potential neurodevelopmental toxicity. This listing has now been removed: 2-EHA is no longer under consideration for additional classification and labeling. The product is considered safe with risk mitigation measures in place.

Archroma to showcase innovation and sustainability for enhanced color and performance at China Interdye 2018

Archroma to showcase innovation and sustainability for enhanced color and performance at China Interdye 2018. (Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 3 April 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will present at China Interdye 2018 its latest technologies, under the motto: “Enhanced solutions for color and performance, it's our nature”.

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