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Opportunities for tin in flame retardants?

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 24 September 2015

Antimony trioxide (ATO) has come under renewed pressure for its use in halogen based flame retardants, once again presenting an opportunity for future growth in tin usage in the sector, where zinc stannates are known as an effective substitute for the compound.

ICL innovation, technology incubator for major flame retardant producer ICL-IP, are currently offering to fund research for cost effective, sustainable and available alternatives to ATO for use in flame retardants, citing fluctuations in price and the need...

PMC completes acquisition of Arkema Beijing

Post By: Peter Kettle on Thursday, 09 January 2014

PMC Group announced on 3 January that it had completed its purchase of Arkema Beijing Chemical Co., Ltd. This completes the final portion of PMC's previously announced acquisition of Arkema's worldwide tin stabiliser, organometallic, and organophosphine specialty chemical business. The new name of Arkema Beijing Chemical Co., Ltd. is PMC Beijing Chemicals Co., Ltd. The Chinese tin stabilisers market is growing strongly as a result of economic growth and substitution of tin for lead in the stabilisers business.

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