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August 4, 2011
 Specialty chemical firms mostly reported positive second-quarter earnings results this week helped by improved selling prices and volumes. DSM has reported Ebitda for the second...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/Specialty-Chemicals-Round-Up-July-29-August-4_36653.html
August 2, 2011
A recent report by a committee comprised of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) board directors essentially gives J&J a clean bill of health for a series of incidents relating to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Girish-Malhotra/Pharmaceutical-Quality-at-J-and-J-Goes-Under-the-Spotlight_36601.html
August 2, 2011
LONZA REPORTS FALL IN FIRST-HALF PROFITS AND SALES Lonza has recorded a 28% fall in first-half profits compared with the year-ago period, to SF97 million ($120 million), and Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-August-2_36607.html
August 1, 2011
Lots of big second-quarter earnings reports came in last week, and most were positive. Dow's income rose 63% year-on-year as the company beat estimates. DuPont also beat estimates...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-25-29_36591.html
July 29, 2011
This Week on CW:   The industry's biggest companies reported second-quarter earnings this week, and the results were mostly good. Dow, DuPont, LyondellBasell and Eastman all beat...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-29_36542.html
July 27, 2011
The 2011 International Year of Chemistry (IYC) provides a unique moment in time to focus our know-how, passion and innovations on addressing global challenges. Today, I’d like to focus on one of these challenges: access to clean drinking water. Earlier this summer, 60 experts gave 60 different perspectives on the future of water.....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/The-Water-Paradox-How-the-Most-Abundant-Substance-on-Earth-is-Also-the-Most-Scarce-_36476.html
July 27, 2011
One story dominates the world's chemical innovation news this week; the European Union’s (EU) unveiling of its FP7, (€7 billion ($10 billion) innovation...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-July-27_36459.html
July 26, 2011
Specialty chemical earnings reports were mixed this week, although higher raw material costs were a recurring theme. Success in passing along those costs was another common thread, at...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Specialty-Chemicals-News-Roundup-July-18-July-26_36441.html
July 26, 2011
Topping the week's headlines, Ecolab has agreed to acquire Nalco for $8.1 billion. Nalco shareholders will receive 70% of their consideration in Ecolab shares and 30% in cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-18-22_36422.html
July 26, 2011
GENERICS DOMINATE API MARKET IN ASIA/PACIFIC The generic sector dominates the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) market in the Asia/Pacific region, and generic APIs accounted for...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-July-26_36418.html
July 22, 2011
This Week on CW:   Ecolab announced plans to acquire Nalco in an $8.1 billion deal.   Second-quarter earnings came in strong: PPG's income rose 25%, Celanese's income was up...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-22_36378.html
July 21, 2011
Semicon West, the annual semiconductor and electronic industries expo took place in San Francisco recently. CW's online editor Vincent Valk was at the show to pick out the latest news...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-July-21_36288.html
July 19, 2011
Discussions initiated by Arch Chemicals regarding the potential acquisition of Lonza’s biocides business led instead to Lonza’s proposed $1.4-billion takeover of Arch. Details of how the transaction developed were included in a tender offer filing by Lonza with U.S. securities regulators....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rob-Westervelt/Archs-Pursuit-of-Biocides-Sparked-Lonza-Takeover-Bid_36244.html
July 19, 2011
AJINOMOTO OMNICHEM AND GRANULES INDIA FORM PHARMA INTERMEDIATES AND API VENTURE IN INDIA Ajinomoto (Tokyo) says its wholly owned subsidiary Ajinomoto OmniChem (Louvain-la-Neuve...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-July-19_36217.html
July 15, 2011
This Week on CW: Lonza is acquiring Arch Chemicals for $1.4 billion. At Semicon West 2011 in San Francisco, attendees discussed the growth of end markets and the potential and problems...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-15_36174.html
July 14, 2011
 The latest deal to be announced in the specialty chemical arena is Lonza's offer to acquire biocides maker Arch Chemicals (Norwalk, CT) in a deal valued at $1.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/Specialty-Chemicals-News-Roundup-July-8-July-14_36147.html
July 13, 2011
The big innovation news this past week is today's move by Elevance (Bolingbrook, IL), the company with metathesis catalyst technology developed by the brilliant professor Grubbs, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Innovation-News-Round-up-July-13_36127.html
July 12, 2011
by Steve Donen, vp./Process Development & Engineering, Rivertop Renewables   Often the greatest innovations take place in the laboratory, but as many innovators will tell you...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Five-Considerations-when-Taking-Green-Chemistry-from-Lab-to-Scale_36101.html
July 12, 2011
ASIA/PACIFIC FASTEST GROWING API MARKET The Asia/Pacific is the third largest regional market for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in the world by revenue after North America...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-July-12_36097.html
July 11, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Dow and Ube have formed an electrolytes joint venture aimed at the growing lithium-ion battery market. In M&A news, Wacker sold its...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-4-8_36081.html
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