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Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
9025 North River Road, Suite 400
Indianapolis
IN 46240
USA
[t] +1 317 715 3000
[f] +1 317 715 3050
Great Lakes Chemical Corp
New CEO appointed for Great Lakes’ BioLab subsidiary
14 December, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corp has named Kevin Dunn President and CEO of its subsidiary BioLab Inc and Corporate Executive Vice President of Specialty Products, effective 4 January 2005.
Great Lakes increases the price of flame retardants
06 December, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corp is increasing the price worldwide by 20% for all of its bromine-based flame retardants, and by US$0.35/kg for all phosphorus-based flame retardants within its Polymer Additives Division.
Great Lakes raises prices for clear brine fluids
06 December, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corp is increasing the list prices in all regions for calcium bromide, zinc bromide/calcium bromide solution, and sodium bromide for shipments beginning 1 January 2005, or as contracts allow.
Cost of polymer stabilizers increases
03 December, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corp is increasing the prices worldwide for a range of its polymer stabilizers, effective for shipments after 1 January 2005, or where contracts allow.
Great Lakes announces price increases for industrial water additives
18 November, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corp has announced that its BioLab Water Additives division will increase prices for its industrial water additives products on a global basis.
Great Lakes expands production of elemental bromine and key flame retardant derivatives
16 November, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corp has announced that it will add a new bromine supply well for the extraction of elemental bromine at the company's facility in South Arkansas, USA, and double the capacity of its polybrominated styrene (PBS) series of performance brominated flame retardants to meet strong industry demand.
Great Lakes offers flame retardant for lead-free solder systems used in the electronics industry
08 November, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corp has announced that tests using its Firemaster CP-44HF di-bromostyrene flame retardant in electronics applications show superior results in lead-free solder systems to be introduced by the industry in 2006.
Great Lakes introduces innovative polymer stabilisers
08 November, 2004
Great Lakes introduces three optimised and flexible additive systems that are customised to meet specific polymer stabilisation requirements that until now have remained unfulfilled in the industry.
Great Lakes launches halogen-free flame retardant for polypropylene
22 October, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has launched Reogard 2000 intumescent flame retardant, a cost efficient, halogen-free product for polypropylene and other polymers.
Lowilite nickel-based UV stabilizer aids manufacture of agricultural films
22 October, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corp has launched Lowilite Q21, a nickel-based UV stabilizer system, in a dust-free granular form, that lowers the melting point to normal processing temperatures and alleviates dispersion issues in the manufacture of agricultural films.
GLCC Laurel completes consolidation of antimony trioxide manufacturing into Mexico facility
22 October, 2004
GLCC Laurel, LLC today announced completion of the manufacturing transition for FireShield and Thermoguard flame retardants and PetCat catalyst grades of antimony oxide from its facility in LaPorte, Texas, to its ISO 9001:2000 certified facility in Reynosa, Mexico.
Great Lakes further expands range of Anox Clearlite nucleating and clarifying agents
22 October, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has expanded its Anox Clearlite nucleating and clarifying agent product range with the introduction of Anox Clearlite NU 011, designed for wide use in plastics.
Great Lakes expands production capacity for Lowinox 1790 high performance phenolic antioxidant
30 September, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has recently expanded production capacity at its Pyongtaek, Korea, plant due to growing demand for its Lowinox 1790 high performance phenolic antioxidant that is used in polyurethane fibers and polyolefins applications.
Great Lakes introduces new additives at K2004
18 June, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation is to launch the latest additions to its range of flame retardants and polymer stabilisers at the international trade fair for plastics and rubber, K 2004, to be held 20-27 October 2004, in D
Great Lakes and Oxychem complete 50-50 antimony oxide joint venture
27 April, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has completed a transaction that will merge its antimony business with OxyChem
Great Lakes adds Clearlite nucleating and clarifying agents to its polymer additives portfolio
09 March, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has introduced Clearlite NU 004 nucleating agent and Clearlite NU 005 nucleating and clarifying agent to its extensive portfolio of polymer additives.
Great Lakes launches Firemaster BP411 brominated polystyrene flame retardant
27 January, 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has launched Firemaster BP411, a brominated polystyrene flame retardant additive for electrical component applications.
Great Lakes to cease production of Penta-PDBE flame retardant by end 2004
20 November, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporationc will voluntarily cease production of two widely-used flame retardant chemicals, penta- and octa- polybrominated diphenyl ether, by the end of 2004 and replace Penta-PBDE with a new product called Firemaster 550.
Great Lakes strengthens Middle East sales activities
14 November, 2003
Global specialty chemicals producer Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has announced the establishment of an EVP of sales and marketing position at Gulf Stabilizers Industries, the company
Polymer stabilisers for the polyurethane market
01 October, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has announced further advancements to its range of polymer stabilisers for polyurethane.
Great Lakes to produce a new grade Anox 20 antioxidant
26 June, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation will begin producing a new grade of Anox 20 hindered phenolic antioxidant with a non-organotin catalyst. The new grade will be first available in the 4th quarter of 2003.
New concept in stabilisers for polypropylene fibre production
26 June, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has launched Anox FiberPlus polymer stabiliser blends, for the process stabilization of polypropylene fibres.
Polybrominated styrene flame retardant offers compatibility in polyesters and polyamides
26 June, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has launched Firemaster CP-44HF flame retardant, a high flow, polybrominated styrene co-polymer that offers unique compatibility in thermoplastic polyesters and high temperature polyamides.
Flame retardants meet changing demands of polyurethane market
26 June, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has introduced three flame retardants that meet changing demands of the polyurethane foam market sparked by regulatory actions in North America and Europe.
Smoke suppressant additive for low-smoke PVC applications
26 June, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has launched Smokebloc AOM-100 smoke suppressant and flame retardant additive for rigid and flexible PVC applications with low-smoke requirements.
03 June, 2003
Investment at the Great Lakes Trafford Park site now totals
Great Lakes expands antimony oxide capacity in Mexico
21 May, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has added a fifth antimony oxide production line at its Reynosa, Mexico, facility. Commercial production started in February 2003 and immediately boosted capacity by 20%.
Three new anti-wear and extreme-pressure additives
28 April, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has launched Durad 40, Durad48 and Durad 60 trialkyl phosphate anti-wear and extreme-pressure lubricant additives as effective alternatives to aryl phosphate additives for environmentally sensitive applications where the release of phenolic materials is a concern.
Ashless, multifunctional additive for industrial oils
28 April, 2003
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has introduced a new ashless, multifunctional additive, Durad MA3000, developed as an alternative to metal-containing additives for industrial oils.
Great Lakes meets increased UD demand for polymer stabiliser blends
18 December, 2002
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has boosted production capacity by 100% for its patented no dust blends (NDB) line of polymer stabilisers with the opening of a production and service centre in Arlington, Texas.
Great Lakes acquires non-staining antioxidants business from Flexsys America
05 December, 2002
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has acquired Flexsys America
Fire-resistant lubricant for gas turbines survives 100,000 hours of operation
07 November, 2002
Reolube Turbofluid 46XC, a fire-resistant hydraulic fluid and lubricant for steam and gas turbines, has been used successfully in an industrial gas turbine for over 100,000 hours since commissioning without any significant change in condition.
Higher reactivity flame retardant for polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam
29 October, 2002
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has introduced Firemaster 520, a higher reactivity flame retardant for rigid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam applications.
German Environment Agency approval for phosphorus-based fluid and lubricant additive
24 June, 2002
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has announced that its Durad 310M phosphorus-based specialty additive has been approved by the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt-UBA) for use in rapidly biodegradable hydraulic fluids and lubricants.
Great Lakes completes Anox NDB expansion
03 June, 2002
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has announced that an expansion at its manufacturing facility in Pedrengo, Italy, has increased production capacity by 50% for its line of Anox NDB polymer stabiliser blends.
Great Lakes announces start-up of Saudi-based antioxidant production unit
13 May, 2002
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has announced the start-up of a production unit for hindered phenolic antioxidants at Gulf Stabilizers Industries (GSI), the company
Great Lakes expands line of hindered amine light stabilisers
12 April, 2002
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has launched Lowilite 92, a new hindered amine light stabiliser (HALS) that offers UV protection for polymers.
Synetix exclusive global distributor for Great Lakes antimony trioxide
04 December, 2001
Synetix has been appointed as exclusive global distributor for Great Lakes' catalyst grade antimony trioxide for use in polyester manufacture.
General purpose, non-DPO based brominated flame retardant commercialised
30 October, 2001
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has expanded its portfolio of flame retardants with the launch of Firemaster a new general purpose, non-diphenyl oxide (non-DPO) based brominated flame retardant.
Great Lakes introduces new antioxidant blends
26 October, 2001
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has launched two Alkanox P24-based antioxidant blends. The new, optimised blends offer improved hydrolytic stability compared to performance of the Alkanox P24 molecule as a component additive on its own.
Great Lakes adds Anox 330 to range of high performance phenolic antioxidants
26 October, 2001
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has announced the launch of Anox 330, a high performance phenolic antioxidant for polyolefins and other plastics.
Great Lakes expands Anox antioxidants portfolio with addition of new binary blends
26 October, 2001
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has expanded its Anox antioxidants line with the addition of two new polymer stabiliser blends containing both a hindered phenolic antioxidant and a phosphite antioxidant.
New flame retardant for flexible polyurethane foams
26 October, 2001
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has introduced a new high performance flame retardant for flexible polyether and polyester polyurethane foams.
Halogen-free flame retardant for polyurethane automative seating
26 October, 2001
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has introduced a new flame retardant for polyurethane foams that meet MVSS 302 test requirements.
Unique phosphorus nitrogen flame retardant
26 October, 2001
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has launched Reogard 1000, a new, highly efficient flame retardant for polypropylene.
Great Lakes expands Lowilite product line with introduction of high performance liquid stabiliser blends
26 October, 2001
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has introduced two, high-performance liquid thermal and light stabiliser blends that provide outstanding protection against light and weather degradation of polyurethane products.
Scientific data, heightened public safety concerns to drive strong growth in FR additives
26 October, 2001
The use of flame-retardant (FR) additives is expected to experience strong growth in the next five years, according to Great Lakes Chemical Corporation.
Expanded range of UV absorbers with addition of benzotriazoles
26 October, 2001
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has expanded its range of Lowilite benzotriazole UV absorbers, which protect polymers against the devastating effects of UV radiation.
Great Lakes delivers solutions and real cost savings with lines of polymer additives blends
01 January, 2000
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation offers a safer and more cost-effective alternative to powder and liquid polymer additives through their patented custom, pre-mixed blends.
 
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