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11/30/2006

Chemtura and Ferro Boost Epoxy Plasticizer Capacity

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Increases in capacity for epoxy plasticizers used in PVC are under way at Chemtura Corp., Middlebury, Conn., and Ferro Corp.’s Organic Specialties Group, Independence, Ohio.

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Increases in capacity for epoxy plasticizers used in PVC are under way at Chemtura Corp., Middlebury, Conn., and Ferro Corp.’s Organic Specialties Group, Independence, Ohio. Their plans were announced soon after Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., said it would cease production and marketing of epoxidized soybean and linseed oils after Sept. 6, 2006. Chemtura aims for a 15% increase in epoxidized soybean oil capacity at Taft, La., next month. Ferro plans a 20% boost in epoxidized soybean oil production at Walton Hills, Ohio, by the end of the year.

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