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October 19, 2011A 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....
May 6, 2011This 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...
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....
May 19, 2011Plastics 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...
May 19, 2011Every 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...
May 12, 2011Dow executive: Do not think of sustainability as a set of hand-cuffs or add-on program, but rather an "unprecendeted catalyst for innovation growth."...
May 4, 2011By 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...
May 6, 2011This is a guest post by Accenture's Goetz Erhardt. You can learn more about CRM in chemicals at our FREE webcast on Tuesday, May 10. Click here to register. Building...
May 4, 2011Editor'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...
April 29, 2011This 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...