Issue Date: March 30, 2009
Europe Tackles Another Cartel
The European Commission has sent companies in the heat-stabilizer industry written notice that it is investigating their possible participation in a cartel prior to 2001. The commission is looking specifically at makers of tin- and epoxidized-soybean-oil-based heat stabilizers for polyvinyl chloride. AkzoNobel and Ciba both report receiving the statement concerning heat-stabilizer businesses they once owned.
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