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August 2, 2011A 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, 2011LONZA 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, 2011Lots 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, 2011This 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...
July 27, 2011The 2011 International Year of Chemistry (IYC) provides a unique moment in time to focus our know-how, passion and innovations on addressing global challenges. Today, I’d like to focus on one of these challenges: access to clean drinking water. Earlier this summer, 60 experts gave 60 different perspectives on the future of water.....
July 27, 2011One story dominates the world's chemical innovation news this week; the European Union’s (EU) unveiling of its FP7, (€7 billion ($10 billion) innovation...
July 26, 2011Specialty chemical earnings reports were mixed this week, although higher raw material costs were a recurring theme. Success in passing along those costs was another common thread, at...
July 26, 2011Topping the week's headlines, Ecolab has agreed to acquire Nalco for $8.1 billion. Nalco shareholders will receive 70% of their consideration in Ecolab shares and 30% in cash...
July 26, 2011GENERICS DOMINATE API MARKET IN ASIA/PACIFIC The generic sector dominates the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) market in the Asia/Pacific region, and generic APIs accounted for...
July 22, 2011This Week on CW: Ecolab announced plans to acquire Nalco in an $8.1 billion deal. Second-quarter earnings came in strong: PPG's income rose 25%, Celanese's income was up...