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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
October 19, 2011
A flurry of partnership agreements among biosuccinic acid producers and derivatives manufacturers in the months leading up to BIO, as well as DSM's announcement earlier today that it will build a commercial-scale plant, has validated succinic acid as a frontfronner for successful market adoption....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/BIO-2011-Succinic-Acid-Dominates-Early-Discussions_34697.html
May 6, 2011
This Week on CW: BASF reports a 28% rise in earnings as former CFO Kurt Bock takes the helm as CEO. IHS, the parent company of Chemical Week, has acquired CMAI. Danisco's board...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-6_34680.html
May 6, 2011
At last year’s CEO Roundtable, CEOs of the chemical industry were debating if the rebound they started to see was going to last. Would we see a U shaped or maybe even a double dip recovery? A V-shaped recovery was not the most likely outlook at the time, but that is what happened.
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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/CWs-CEO-Round-table-What-a-Difference-a-Year-Can-Make_34669.html
May 19, 2011
Plastics development is a recurring theme in this week’s round up: Total Petrochemicals plans to modify one of the two polystyrene (PS) lines it acquired from Polimeri Europa at...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-May-6_34661.html
May 19, 2011
Every time a chemical company publishes statistics for how many m.t. of CO2 – or byproduct – it has saved in the past year, it always makes me question why the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Book-Review-Chemical-Process-Simplification-by-Girish-Malhotra-Highly-Rated_34557.html
May 12, 2011
Dow executive: Do not think of sustainability as a set of hand-cuffs or add-on program, but rather an "unprecendeted catalyst for innovation growth."...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/ChemSpec-USA-2011-Sustainability-and-Outreach-Are-Necessary-to-Thrive_34821.html
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