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June 9, 2011
Iran, seeking to exploit its huge oil and gas resources, is pressing ahead with plans to increase its share of global petrochemicals capacity. At the recent Iran Petrochemical Forum...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Natasha-Alperowicz/Iran-Targets-Top-Mideast-Petchems-Position-Despite-Sanctions_35380.html
June 6, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Ashland is acquiring International Specialty Products for $3.2 billion.   That wasn't the only big M&A deal last week, as Sealed Air agreed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-May-31-June-3_35310.html
June 3, 2011
This Week on CW:   Ashland has announced plans to buy International Specialty Products for $3.2 billion, in a deal that will make Ashland more specialty-focused.   Sealed Air...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-3_35283.html
June 9, 2011
It’s no secret that a fundamental understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is essential to sustaining a global economy. We’ve been alerted by...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/A-Bright-Future-for-US-STEMs-from-Students-Love-of-Chemistry_35243.html
June 2, 2011
Chemical companies continue to exploit their expertise in the development of materials and services that meet the mega-trend issues of sustainability. Among those companies making...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-June-2_35245.html
May 31, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, experts are optimistic about the state of the M&A and financial markets, especially with regard to chemical companies.   In M&A news...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-May-23-27_35197.html
June 9, 2011
As reported by CW this week from Süd-Chemie’s ‘Defining the Future’ technology symposium in Beijing, Chinese chemical companies are developing a huge pipeline of...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Can-Chinas-Chemicals-from-Coal-Sector-Become-Environmentally-Sustainable_35156.html
May 27, 2011
This Week on CW:   BASF announced plans to build a major TDI plant at Antwerp or Ludwigshafen by 2014.   Huntsman has signed a license agreement with Chinese firm Yantai...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-27_35157.html
May 27, 2011
We're not back to the good – or bad, depending on your perspective – old days of 2006 and 2007 in the M&A and capital markets, but we've come a very long way from the depths of two years ago. Such a long way, in fact, that I've heard talk of a new bubble....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Dangerous-Territory_35155.html
May 27, 2011
Michael Sison, managing director at KeyBanc Capital Markets, sat down with CW to discuss first-quarter earnings earlier this week. Sison was optimistic that recent strong results can...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Talking-Earnings_35141.html
May 26, 2011
M&A continues in the specialty chemical sector because of companies' needs to expand their positions in emerging markets as well as technologies in core businesses to keep pace...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/Specialty-Chemical-Roundup-May-19-25_35060.html
May 23, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Danisco has accepted DuPont's revised $6.4 billion offer, and DuPont is reorganizing in light of the deal. In other M&A news, Lindsay Goldberg, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-May-16-20_35007.html
May 20, 2011
This Week on CW:   DuPont's increased bid for Danisco, which values the company at $6.4 billion, has succeeded.   In the wake of the deal, DuPont is forming two new business...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-20_34976.html
May 20, 2011
Both Georgia Gulf and Omnova mentioned an anticipated housing recovery in their presentations at yesterday's Houlihan Lokey Global Industrials Conference here in New York. With...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Counting-on-the-Old-Normal_34962.html
May 19, 2011
Solvay’s project in the U.S. to slash 300,000 m.t./year of CO2-equivalent at the firm’s soda ash facilities at Green River, WY is profiled in an in-depth online article and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/CWs-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-May-18_34919.html
May 18, 2011
Industry groups have contested the proposed Prop 65 listing for cocamide, a chemically modified form of coconut oil used as a surfactant in many cosmetics and personal care products...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/CWs-Weekly-Specialties-News-Roundup-May-18_34932.html
May 16, 2011
Editor's note: From now on, the finance digest will run on Mondays. Topping the headlines last week, earnings are beating forecasts at most major chemical firms in both North America...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-May-9-13_34885.html
May 13, 2011
This Week on CW: M&G is the latest company to announce new construction plans on the Gulf Coast, in the form of a world-scale PET and PTA facility. DuPont, meanwhile, is investing...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-13_34865.html
October 21, 2011
The global economy is in the process of shifting from a fossil age to a biobased economy, Feike Sijbesma, chairman and CEO of at Royal DSM, told attendees of Biotechnology Industry Association’s (BIO; Washington) World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, currently underway in Toronto....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/The-Start-of-the-Biobased-Economy-is-Now_34700.html
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