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August 26, 2011
This Week on CW:   Cabot is planning to sell its tantalum business to Global Advanced Metals, an Australian tantalum ore supplier, for $400 million.   Sustainable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-26_37223.html
August 25, 2011
Several specialty chemical have announced investments this week, despite warnings of an economic slowdown. Henkel says it has begun construction of a new adhesives factory in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/Specialty-Chemicals-Roundup-August-19-25_37132.html
August 23, 2011
EVONIK CREATES HEALTH CARE BUSINESS Natasha Alperowicz Evonik Industries says it will combine three operations into a newly created health care business. Evonik's custom manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-August-23_37085.html
August 23, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, CW's annual executive compensation survey found that industry CEO pay bounced back strongly in 2010.   In M&A news, the European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Aug-15-19_37083.html
August 22, 2011
Chemical industry executives saw significant increases in pay as earnings bounced back from the recession. Median total compensation for chemical industry CEOs was $5.4 million in 2010, an increase of 42% from 2009 levels, according to CW’s annual executive compensation survey. Total 2010 CEO compensation also exceeded 2008’s median of $4.1 million by some 32%, but was a bit short of 2007’s median of $5.7 million. Eight CEOs took home more than $10 million in 2010, up from five in 2008 and 2009, compared with twelve in 2007....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Executive-Compensation-Big-CEO-Paydays-Return_36983.html
August 19, 2011
This Week on CW:   Coca-Cola's willingness to pay a premium for bio-based materials, particularly PET, could have vast impacts on the supply chain.   The European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-19_37045.html
August 18, 2011
Late reporting specialty chemical makers say raw material costs were a drag on earnings during the second quarter. Valspar reported net income of $67.4 million in its fiscal third...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/Specialty-Chemicals-Roundup-August-12-18_36955.html
August 16, 2011
REPORT: PHARMACEUTICAL CONTRACT MANUFACTURING REVENUES TO REACH $64 BILLION IN 2016 The global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing revenues will reach $64.07 billion in 2016, says a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-August-16_36907.html
August 15, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, the remaining earnings news was mostly positive. Momentive Specialty Chemicals posted a profit, though Performance Materials posted a loss. Nova's...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Aug-8-12_36903.html
August 16, 2011
The Dow Chemical Company is convinced that the development of solutions to key global issues such as population growth and sustainability relies on a robust global dialogue between public and private sectors. Based on this premise, on August 16, the company will host a virtual discussion featuring 30 speakers from all sides of the debate.
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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Dow-Pushing-forward-Discussion-on-Chemistry-and-Sustainability_36818.html
August 12, 2011
This Week on CW:   A U.S. government panel has come out in favor of requiring the disclosure of fracking chemicals.   Taiwan's petrochemical industry trade group has called...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-12_36882.html
August 12, 2011
Innovation news has been lower key this week than of late. That stated, the announcements and new technologies in the biomaterials space keep on coming. In a tech tie up this week...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Aug-12_36881.html
August 11, 2011
CW75 Stock Performance The CW75 Index sank 8% for the week ended August 11. This is the index’s steepest decline since September 2008, when it fell 9% at the time of the collapse...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/CW75-Index-Falls-8-percent_36838.html
August 11, 2011
 Late-reporting specialty chemical companies mostly posted improved second-quarter results, helped by higher selling prices and improved volumes. Specialty makers expect growth to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/Specialty-Chemical-Round-Up-August-5-August-11_36835.html
August 9, 2011
FDA REPORTS PROGRESS ON DRUG INSPECTION COLLABORATION The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its international counterparts have released reports on the results of pilot...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-August-9_36797.html
August 17, 2011
Dow Chemical in the past few days unveiled plans to wrap the London 2012 Olympic athletics stadium in material. The wrap will be comprised of 336 panels each 25 meters tall by 2.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Dow-Olympic-Wrap-Shrouded-in-Criticism-too-Much-Looking-Back-or-Not-Enough-Looking-Forward-update_36770.html
August 8, 2011
Topping the headlines this week, earnings continued to be strong despite economic uncertainty. FMC's net income was up 63%, while Solvay's profits rose 12%. Arkema reported its highest...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Aug-1-5_36789.html
August 8, 2011
You wouldn’t know that there are dire concerns about the economic outlook judging from second-quarter earnings results posted by chemical makers over the past few weeks. Growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rob-Westervelt/Mixed-Signals_36719.html
August 5, 2011
This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earning were, once again, mostly good, but with some downside. Arkema posted its highest net income ever, while Nalco's profits rose and DSM's...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-5_36757.html
August 5, 2011
The pace of change as chemical manufacturers strive to develop chemicals from biomass biofeedstocks is relentless: Amyris (Emeryville, CA), a biotech company that has developed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Aug-5_36734.html
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