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November 15, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, the latest earnings reports continued to be mixed, though this time with more bad than good. Arkema’s net income fell 16%, while...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Nov-7-11_39038.html
November 11, 2011
This Week on CW: Celanese CEO David Weidman has announced plans to retire in April of next year. Weidman will be replaced by Mark Rohr, executive chairman and former CEO of Albemarle...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Nov-11_39015.html
November 10, 2011
Little over a month ago Steve Jobs passed away. The tributes that have been forthcoming are breathtaking. This is in spite of his early career shortcomings. Besides creating amazing...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Girish-Malhotra/Does-the-Pharmaceutical-Industry-Need-a-Steve-Jobs_38976.html
November 8, 2011
CAMBREX SWINGS TO PROFIT Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) reported net profits of $2.76 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, compared with a net loss of $1.45 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-November-8_38917.html
November 4, 2011
Ron Gerard, Huntsman's corporate sustainability officer tells CW this week that Huntsman is reorienting its R&D toward sustainable chemistries. The company unveiled a series...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Nov-4_38882.html
November 4, 2011
One of the big talking points at CPhI Worldwide, the largest expo in the world for pharmaceutical ingredients, which ran last week in Frankfurt, was around the concept of quality. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Pharmaceuticals-Quality-Not-Tech-Capability-Takes-Center-Stage_38792.html
November 3, 2011
Specialty chemicals headlines were largely small acquisitions and a flurry of earnings announcements, so today's rumor that DuPont might sell its automotive coatings business--which...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Specialties-Snapshot-Oct-28-Nov-3_38862.html
November 3, 2011
CPHI 2011: CONTRACT FINE CHEMICAL FIRMS UPBEAT, BUT QUESTIONS ARISE OVER LONG-TERM MARKET OUTLOOK Alex Scott in Frankfurt Several key manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-November-1_38731.html
November 4, 2011
Thomas: Plastics from CO2. Lohec: Pragmatic approach. Van Beurden: Big in biofuel. Hawkins: Collaboration is key. Leading chemical makers continue to save costs through...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Sustainability-Focus-Shifts-from-Cost-Reduction-to-Profit-Optimization_38616.html
October 31, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, third-quarter at U.S. basic and diversified firms earnings were generally solid despite slowing growth. The story was similar elsewhere. In Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Oct-24-28_38724.html
October 31, 2011
Volumes have flattened in the third quarter but chemical makers have still managed to post higher earnings as prices and revenue continue to rise. BASF’s chemical operations and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rob-Westervelt/World-is-Flat-Earnings-Are-Up_38665.html
October 28, 2011
This Week on CW: Third-quarter earnings at chemical firms were mostly strong despite the weak economy. U.S. basic and diversified firms generally experienced rising sales and profits...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-28_38698.html
October 28, 2011
Earnings season dominated news in specialty chemicals this week. Higher prices helped drive up third-quarter earnings in paints and coatings, despite some end market weakness and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Specialties-Snapshot-Oct-24-28_38697.html
October 26, 2011
As I reported last week, Rhodia has signed a deal with Cobalt Technologies to develop n-butanol biorefineries in Latin America. Other than plans to use bagasse, and Rhodia’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Key-Takeaways-to-Cobalt-Rhodia-Deal_38542.html
October 25, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, earnings season is getting into full swing, and reports have been mixed thus far. AkzoNobel’s net income fell 32%, while PPG’s income rose...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Oct-17-21_38539.html
October 25, 2011
SALTIGO TO BUILD POTENT API FACILITY IN U.S. Custom synthesis firm Saltigo (Langenfeld, Germany), a Lanxess subsidiary, says it will build new production capacities for potent active...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-October-25_38521.html
October 24, 2011
For the third consecutive year, Chemical Week teamed up with CSC (Falls Church, VA), a global business solutions provider, to survey executives on sustainability and regulatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Survey-Firms-Focus-on-Energy-Efficiency-and-Cost-Reduction_38506.html
October 21, 2011
This Week on CW:   As earnings season gathered steam reports were, once again, mixed. AkzoNobel reported net income down 32% year-on-year, to 217 million ($301 million), as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-21_38475.html
October 21, 2011
The key technology/innovation news this week is the European Commission's publication of a definition of a nanomaterial as "a natural, incidental or manufactured...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Innovation-News-Round-up-Oct-21_38462.html
October 21, 2011
"We do not expect the macroeconomic situation to improve quickly."...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Specialties-Snapshot-October-13-20_38450.html
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