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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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