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November 15, 2013
This Week in CW: A few more companies reported earnings this week as the season comes to an end. K+S’ third-quarter revenues were down 11%, to €817.7 million, with potash...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-15-November_56740.html
November 14, 2013
Project cost engineers overseeing maintenance shutdowns have built some amazing Excel spreadsheets used to calculate hours and costs and create forecasts. But, spreadsheets are only as...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/The-problem-with-spreadsheets-in-project-cost-tracking_56701.html
November 12, 2013
CPhI 2013: Bullish mood at Frankfurt CPhI, the largest annual trade fair for the global pharmaceutical and pharma ingredients industry and held recently at Frankfurt, attracted about...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-12-November-2013_56636.html
November 8, 2013
This Week in CW: Earnings season is slowing down as fewer companies reported this week. In Europe, Arkema posted Ebitda of €233 million ($315 million) in third-quarter 2013, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-8-November_56598.html
November 5, 2013
Specialty ingredients business boosts Lonza’s third-quarter performance Lonza, in its business update announcement for the third quarter, says that its overall business...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-5-November-2013_56441.html
November 1, 2013
This Week in CW: Several more companies reported earnings this week. In Asia, Tosoh reported a net profit of ¥14.1 billion ($144 million) in the fiscal first half, ended 30...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-1-November_56400.html
October 30, 2013
DuPont’s July 2013 announcement that it would explore strategic options for its $7-billion/year performance chemicals business unit, as part of its transformation to a “higher growth, less cyclical company,” is a bold, but necessary, strategic move by company leadership, according to new analysis by IHS Chemical. DuPont announced last week that it would spin off the company within 18 months. The move, IHS says, allows DuPont to refocus its resources on core businesses in agriculture and nutrition, as well as biobased and advanced materials, where DuPont has a carved a scientific niche, and businesses that offer both higher margin potential and a more consistent revenue stream....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/IHS-Chemical-DuPont-spinoff-represents-next-step-in-its-strategic-transformation-into-a-more-stable-growth-company_56331.html
October 30, 2013
As demand intensifies to reduce the use of carbon-based raw materials, companies are looking at how they can reduce consumption and find appropriate replacements.
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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Renewable-raw-materials-Making-it-happen_56329.html
October 29, 2013
American Capital to invest $391 million in the combination of Cambridge Major and AAIPharma Private equity firm American Capital (Bethesda, MD) says that it has committed $391 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-29-October-2013_56278.html
October 25, 2013
This Week in CW: Earnings season is in full swing as companies continue to report varied results. BASF reported an 18.5% increase in third-quarter net income to €1.1 billion ($1.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-25-October_56234.html
October 21, 2013
AstraZeneca acquires ADC technology firm Spirogen AstraZeneca (London) says that its biologics R&D arm, MedImmune (Gaithersburg, MD), has acquired Spirogen (London), a privately...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-21-October-2013_56061.html
October 18, 2013
This Week in CW: Earnings season kicked off this week with several companies reporting mixed results. Honeywell says its performance materials and technologies segment reported...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-18-October_56048.html
October 15, 2013
Feature Pharmaceutical ingredients: Demand rises as industry evolves with new regulations in EU, US Pharmaceutical ingredients makers are seeing a rise in demand particularly due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-15-October-2013_55942.html
October 8, 2013
Cambridge Major Laboratories and AAIPharma to merge Cambridge Major Laboratories (CML; Germantown, WI), a producer of pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-8-October-2013_55742.html
October 4, 2013
This Week in CW: Monsanto reports a wider-than-expected loss for its seasonally weak quarter and missed analyst forecasts as year-over-year (YOY) gains in corn seed and glyphosate...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-4-October_55693.html
October 4, 2013
Implementing lean manufacturing practices at chemical facilities should be simple, and it’s the “smart thing to do,” says Bill Seaton, vice president of US operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Lean-manufacturing-paying-off-for-specialty-chemical-makers_55681.html
October 1, 2013
New CEO for Bayer HealthCare Bayer says that Olivier Brandicourt has been appointed chairman of the board of management of Bayer HealthCare (Leverkusen) and member of the Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-1-October-2013_55529.html
September 27, 2013
This week in CW: Several key leadership changes were announced this week. Air Products announced on Thursday that its CEO John McGlade will retire in 2014 and the company will name...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-27-September_55487.html
September 24, 2013
Cedarburg Hauser expands API capacity Cedarburg Hauser Pharmaceuticals (CHP; Grafton, WI) says it has upgraded its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-24-September-2013_55389.html
September 20, 2013
This Week in CW: Huntsman and Rockwood on Tuesday announced that Huntsman will buy Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business, as well as other businesses, for $1.33...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-20-September_55347.html
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