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HallStar Acquires Specialty Plasticizer Product Line From Dow

New Product Line Further Bolsters HallStar’s Ester Technology Portfolio

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – Jul 2, 2012) – The HallStar Company announced today that it has acquired the TP-series product line of specialty plasticizers from The Dow Chemical Company.

The deal incorporates both the trade names and proprietary manufacturing technology of the globally established TP-series brand of plasticizers, which includes TP-90B, TP-759 and TP-95. The purchase provides HallStar with a broader range of ester technology principally used in rubber modification.

“The TP trade name is known worldwide as an integral part of polymer formulations and will significantly expand the types of plasticizer-based solutions we can provide to our customers,” said Louis Pace, Executive Vice President of HallStar. “Acquiring the TP-series product line broadens our global footprint and strengthens our portfolio of recognized plasticizer brands which includes Paraplex®, Monoplex®, Dioplex®, Staflex® and Plasthall®.”

There will be no changes in the production location of the newly acquired product line, thus facilitating a seamless transition and eliminating any re-approval issues for customers. Inquiries and orders can be placed by contacting a HallStar customer service representative and additional information on the acquisition can be obtained on the HallStar website at www.hallstar.com.

About the HallStar Company
With roots tracing back over 90 years, The HallStar Company is a worldwide leader in the development and formulation of specialty chemicals and ingredients for use in industrial and personal care applications. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HallStar is a privately owned corporation that provides innovative chemistry solutions for its customers in more than 50 countries across six continents. By combining ester chemistry competencies with manufacturing and worldwide logistics capabilities, HallStar delivers the right chemistry and positive solutions to its global customer base. For more information, visit www.hallstar.com.

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