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June 5, 2012
Shale gas is becoming an important raw material source for the chemical industry as firms in the U.S. invest in these previously untapped resources. The revolution in the supply of...
June 5, 2012
Topping the headlines, the European Commission has cleared Eastman’s $4.7 billion acquisition of Solutia, as Solutia has scheduled a shareholders’ meeting on June 29 to...
June 1, 2012
This Week on CW:   ExxonMobil Chemical has filed permits to build a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 650,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants in Texas.   H.B. Fuller...
May 29, 2012
SENATE APPROVES FDA SAFETY AND INNOVATION ACT The U.S. Senate, on May 24, 2012, approved the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 2516), which would enable the...
May 24, 2012
Quality by Design, or QbD, is targeted at having a robust and repeatable process which produces quality product without rework or re-testing) is financially important for the pharmaceutical industry and highly beneficial for the consumers; as it will ensure quality all the time, and potentially alleviate shortages and lower costs. In order for QbD to become part of the pharma landscape C and E levels of the companies need to have a very clear understanding of cost of regulatory compliance and financial benefits of QbD. Even with the understanding, timely implementation will need considerable cajoling within each company. I am not being opportunistic or pessimistic but being realistic....
May 24, 2012
With the deadline to submit duty suspensions now passed, chemical manufacturers are awaiting resolution of a stalemate between the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to move...
May 22, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Cytec’s transformation strategy continues apace. The company has launched a formal sale process for its coatings resins business, which could...
May 22, 2012
MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA EXITS FINE CHEMICALS BUSINESS Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (Osaka, Japan) says it will exit the fine chemicals business and transfer its fine chemical operations...
May 18, 2012
Despite modest growth forecasts, refinery catalyst makers remain optimistic about their prospects. Demand for fuels in high-growth economies, particularly China, is transforming...
May 18, 2012
This Week on CW:   At APIC 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, speakers and attendees discussed the positive outlook for Asia’s petrochemicals sector, calling it a bright spot in an...
May 16, 2012
“Are public bodies, industry and NGOs reaching our citizens?” I will be chairing a panel at the upcoming Helsinki Chemicals Forum dedicated to this very question. My own gut feeling currently suggests the answer to be “no."...
May 15, 2012
BASF ACQUIRES EQUATEQ, A MANUFACTURER OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS FOR PHARMACEUTICALS BASF says it has acquired Equateq (Isle of Lewis, U.K.), a global leader in the manufacturing of highly...
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