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Addivant Announces the Promotion of Dr. Hayder Zahalka


In support of its continued drive to be the leading innovator in the global polymer additive market, Addivant™ announced today the promotion of Dr. Hayder Zahalka as Addivant’s first Research Fellow. This designation is recognized globally as an expert in a technology platform area as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, patents and major contributions to an industry.

In his announcement to the company, John Steitz, CEO stated, “Hayder is recognized globally and is our foremost technical expert on polyethylene and elastomer technologies. He is our primary technical contact with PE and elastomer customers demonstrating the value of WESTON® 705. We are very fortunate to have such a leading global expert on our team and continue to expect great innovations from Hayder and our entire R&D organization.”

Dr. Zahalka holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Biochemistry, a Master of Science in Applied Chemistry, and a PhD in Catalysis and Process Development from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Additionally, he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Zahalka is Addivant’s leading presenter at national and international conferences, with 39 papers delivered globally since 2008. He is an inventor or co-inventor on 6 granted patents and 2 pending applications.

About Addivant™

Addivant™ is an innovator in the field of polymer additives, developing customized solutions that provide customers enhanced application performance, safe handling, and reduction in cost of use. The company is recognized industry-wide for its extensive portfolio of specialty additives including antioxidants, light stabilizers, rubber additives, polymer modifiers, metal deactivators, polymerization inhibitors, and intermediates. Addivant is an international company with 11 plants on five continents, as well as research, manufacturing, and sales facilities around the globe. The company maintains its global headquarters in Connecticut, USA, with regional headquarters in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Basel, Switzerland, and Shanghai, China. Addivant is an independent portfolio company of SK Capital. Visit www.addivant.com for more information.


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