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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
October 21, 2011
"We do not expect the macroeconomic situation to improve quickly."...
November 3, 2011
How quickly they grow. A report, released recently by Lux Research (Boston), says venture funding in biobased chemical and materials hit a peak of $806 million in 2010, but the size of...
October 18, 2011
Lately we have been reading and hearing shortages of many drugs. As a matter of fact the U.S. FDA on a routine basis publishes the list of drugs that are in short supply. Families and...
October 18, 2011
Chemical Week magazine has a small cameo in the film “The Big Year,” which opened in the U.S. last Friday. The movie is a fictionalized account of Mark Obmascik’s 2004 book “The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession.” The book tells the story of three men, including a former senior executive with Rohm and Haas, who take on the “Big Year," a competition among birders to find the most species of birds during the calendar year....
October 18, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, DuPont has put Teijin Films, its polyester-film joint venture, and a power-based coatings unit, up for sale, according to a report in Bloomberg. The...
October 17, 2011
Our cover story this week assesses recovery in the fine chemicals industry as the sector readies for the CPhI meeting in Frankfurt later this month (p. 21). The outlook for contract...
October 14, 2011
This Week on CW:   The French National Assembly has voted to ban bisephenol A (BPA) in food packaging by 2014. The French Senate has not taken up the bill, which would make France...
October 14, 2011
Shell Chemical detailed some of the jewels in its technology development program this week in a briefing to journalists at its technology center in Amsterdam. One of the technologies...
October 11, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Dow Chemical affirmed that it is on track to meet its’ previously announced financial goals, including $10 billion in Ebitda in the near-term, at...
October 11, 2011
By Giles Chappell, an attorney in the Brussels office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Following the procedure established under Article 59 of the Reach Regulation, on 29...
October 11, 2011
AESICA FORMS ALLIANCE WITH NORAMCO Aesica Pharmaceuticals (Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.), a provider of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), formulations, and custom synthesis, says...
October 10, 2011
By Peter B. Kipp v.p./OpenAlgae (Austin, TX), an algae process technology firm     OpenAlgae recently published a column that addressed the challenge algae companies have...
October 7, 2011
Senior chemical industry executives acknowledge that growth has decelerated since mid-year. “It is true that growth has come down a little bit, but the first half was very...
October 7, 2011
CW’s cover story this week gauges current industry conditions and sentiment as financial turmoil weighs on the global economy. Chemical makers are more cautious than earlier this...
October 7, 2011
This Week on CW:   At EPCA 2011 this week in Berlin, attendees discussed a fall in petrochemical demand, though they said 2011 is still expected to be a good year for the...
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