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January 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Westlake Chemical has launched a $1.1 billion unsolicited bid for rival vinyls maker Georgia Gulf. The purchase price represents a 51% premium on Georgia’...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-13_40449.html
January 13, 2012
So, we need to talk. This isn't working out. I'm taking the $300 million commercial-scale plant, you can take the intellectual property and vacation photos.  Archer Daniels...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/ADMs-Abrupt-Departure-Leaves-Uncertain-Future-for-Metabolix_40427.html
January 11, 2012
CEOs of three major oil companies recently met with Alaskan Governor Sean Parnell to discuss development of the state’s natural gas reserves in the North Slope. Bob Dudley of BP...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsey-Bewley/BP-ConocoPhillips-ExxonMobil-CEOs-Meet-to-Develop-Alaskan-LNG-Project_40382.html
January 10, 2012
In this week’s print issue, I reported on the moderately positive outlook for chemicals sector earnings. Most analysts agree that growth will slow for most companies, but they...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/A-Not-So-Bad-Year_40364.html
January 10, 2012
TORAY ACQUIRES STAKE IN MITSUI & CO.’S API SUBSIDIARY Toray Industries says it will acquire a 20% stake in Mitsui & Co.’s wholly-owned subsidiary MicroBiopharm...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-January-10_40348.html
January 10, 2012
Global chemical demand will continue to grow in 2012 even as solvency concerns in Europe, tightening credit and slower growth in China, and high unemployment in the U.S. weigh on...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rob-Westervelt/2012-Still-a-Growth-Story_40248.html
January 9, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, early earnings mostly looked good. Monsanto’s net income rose 140% on growth in seed sales in Latin America. A. Schulman’s net income was...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-2-6_40340.html
January 9, 2012
by Laura Rokohl, Chemicals Industry Supply Chain Manager, Aspen Technology   The chemicals industry today faces a series of business challenges. Rising costs of raw materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Cultivating-an-Agile-Supply-Chain-in-the-Chemical-Industry_40305.html
January 6, 2012
This Week on CW:   With the redesign of our magazine and website officially launched, we took a look back at the biggest stories of 2011.   Monsanto’s fiscal...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-6_40300.html
January 6, 2012
Week 1 Review The holiday hangover did not seem to curb Big Chem interest in all things biobased, with BASF and DuPont announcing investments before the first week of 2012 came to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Investment-in-Renewables-Begins-Year-on-High-Note_40287.html
January 5, 2012
As 2012 begins, we take a look back at the industry's biggest stories from the year that was....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/The-Top-Ten-Stories-of-2011_40226.html
January 3, 2012
OPKO HEALTH ACQUIRES ISRAELI API COMPANY OPKO Health (Miami, FL) says it has completed the acquisition of FineTech Pharmaceutical (Nesher, Israel), a company that develops and produces...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-January-3_40133.html
January 2, 2012
Recruiting employees with the right skills is getting more difficult. It’s especially tough as companies require more specialized capabilities necessary to compete in...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/An-Employees-Perspective-on-Recruiting_40125.html
December 29, 2011
Acquisitions dominated specialties news in the closing weeks of 2011. Other than a few notable exceptions, most deals were small. European Parliament also approved a ban on phosphates...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Specialties-Snapshot-Dec-15-29_40105.html
January 2, 2012
The dust has settled on the holidays, and my presents have been neatly divided into the "Keep" pile and the "For the love of God, I made a list, why didn't they stick to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/EPAs-2012-RFS-Missed-Targets-Shouldnt-Overshadow-Innovation_40064.html
December 23, 2011
This Week on CW:   H.B. Fuller has acquired Forbo Group’s industrial adhesives business for $394 million, in a deal that will enhance Fuller’s exposure to China and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-23_40016.html
December 30, 2011
A review of the market potential for bioisoprene, with analysis of the key technologies and companies seeking to introduce those technologies to the market. Commercial Status Isoprene...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Biomaterials-The-Potential-for-Bio-Isoprene_39990.html
December 21, 2011
After working on CW’s first-ever ranking of institutional investors in the chemical industry, it was rather interesting to go to a Societie de Chimie Industrielle meeting last...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Investing_39982.html
December 21, 2011
Last week Coskata became the latest biofuel/biochemical maker to file for an initial public offering (IPO). The biofuels producer hopes raise $100 million to help fund its Boligee, AL...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/No-Revenues-No-Problem!-Thoughts-on-Coskatas-IPO-Filing_39973.html
December 20, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Apollo Management announced plans to acquire Taminco from another private equity firm, CVC Capital Partners. Apollo beat out several other private...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Dec-12-16_39953.html
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