The European Commission fines plastic additives manufacturers for price fixing and market sharing cartels (Akzo Nobel , Elementis, Elf Aquitaine, BASF)

"The heat stabilisers cartels"*I. Introduction On 11 November 2009, the Commission adopted a prohibition decision against suppliers of tin stabilisers and ESBO/esters (two types of heat stabilisers) and one consultancy firm. The Decision found that they had operated two single and continuous cartels on tin stabilisers and on ESBO/esters respectively. The Commission imposed fines of more than € 173 million on them for infringing Article 81 of the Treaty [1] and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement. The Decision was addressed to the following undertakings: – For the tin stabilisers cartel: Akzo Nobel, Elementis, Elf Aquitaine (including Arkema France and CECA), Baerlocher, Chemtura, BASF, Reagens and AC-Treuhand. – For the ESBO/esters cartel: Akzo Nobel, Elementis, Elf Aquitaine (including

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Authors

Quotation

Patricie Eliasova, Josefine Hederström, Willibrord Janssen, Vanessa Eline Post, The European Commission fines plastic additives manufacturers for price fixing and market sharing cartels (Akzo Nobel , Elementis, Elf Aquitaine, BASF), 11 November 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2009, Art. N° 34870

Visites 564

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues