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The flame retardants maker Albemarle Corporation will increase the prices for its Magnifin magnesium hydroxide (MDH) flame retardants up to 10 %, effective globally on all shipments made on or after 1 July 2008, or as contracts allow.

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Ciba announced substantial sales price increases across all product ranges with immediate effect, some in excess of 20 %.

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The Dow Chemical Company will raise the price of all of its products by up to 20 % with effect on 1 June 2008 – depending on their exposure to rising energy, feedstock and transportation costs – and will review all terms to all customers.

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Effective 1 July 2008, Evonik will increase prices for all polyurethane additives including Tegostab silicone stabilisers, Gorapur release agents, Tegoamin catalysts and Ortegol products in the North American region by 5 % - 7 %.

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Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH announced that effective 1 June 2008 it will increase the price for the tin based product Kosmos 29 in all regions, except NAFTA, by 15 %.

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BASF announces that it will double its manufacturing capacity for certain alkylethonalamines (AEOA) by mid-2009.

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Huntsman Corporation announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire a 70 % majority shareholding in PUR-Systems GmbH & Co. KG, a German polyurethanes company. PUR-Systems will continue to operate under its existing name and will manufacture and sell products in the wider European market. The financial terms were not disclosed.

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BASF is strengthening its PU business in the Gulf region. Its subsidiary Elastogran and the Kanoo Group have agreed to create a joint venture (Kanoo 51%, BASF/Elastogran 49%) under the operational lead of Elastogran.

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Huntsman and Saudi-based Al-Zamil Group have announced that their joint venture, Arabian Amines Company, has broken ground on its world-scale ethyleneamines project in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The partners expect to finish construction of the 27,000 t/y facility by the end of 2009.

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BASF has started operating a new plant for the production of nitric acid at its Antwerp Verbund site in Belgium. The facility has a production capacity of 500,000 metric tons per year.

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