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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
May 4, 2011
By Jane Lee, v.p./Supply Chain Consultants Every chemical company in 2011 would love to either a) increase revenue or b) reduce costs. Increasing revenue depends on many factors too...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Improving-the-Bottom-Line-in-Chemicals_34552.html
May 4, 2011
Editor's note: This is our new round-up of major financial and economic news that affects the chemical industry. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or tips please email...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-April-25-29_34546.html
April 29, 2011
This Week on CW: It's earnings season, and the results have been strong all-around. Dow's earnings jumped 31% on price and demand improvement. ExxonMobil Chemical posted $1.5 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-29_34473.html
April 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical is studying working with Genomatica on a biobased butanediol joint venture. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (not to be confused with Mitsubishi Chemical) and two...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-Up-April-28_34458.html
April 25, 2011
Editor's note: Our offices were closed on Friday. Here's a quick, if belated, news and innovation round-up. This Week on CW: Dow Chemical is planning a major ethylene and propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/News-and-Innovation-Round-Up-April-25-2011_34356.html
April 15, 2011
This Week on CW: RAG Foundation, the owner of Evonik, is planning an IPO of the company within 15 months. A new report says the EU's biofuel policies "encourage unethical...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-15_34211.html
April 14, 2011
Emerging chemical technologies have been under the spotlight this week. First generation biofuels – particularly those sourced by European Union (EU) countries have...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-April-14_34117.html
April 12, 2011
In my recent efforts to assist a client to find suppliers of certain product, I took the easy route i.e. using one of the search engines. The results were very interesting. Most of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Girish-Malhotra/Information-Challenges-for-Product-Process-Development-and-Process-Design-A-Reality-Check_34062.html
April 11, 2011
The recent earthquake in Japan, which I experienced first-hand, and the unfortunate events that followed reinforce the importance of safety in all industries, including the chemical sector. We all think our safety designs are good and our safety procedures effective, and then Mother Nature throws out a surprise to test us....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Is-Too-Safe-Even-Possible_34059.html
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