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June 28, 2010
Recovery has the chemical sector quickly shedding inhibitions about M&A. BASF has sealed a deal to acquire Cognis for €3.1 billion ($3.8 billion). And Akzo Nobel reached an...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rob-Westervelt/Deals-Coming-Back-June-282010-CW-Insider_27708.html
June 25, 2010
This Week on CW: BASF, the world's largest chemical company, has agreed to buy Cognis from its private equity owners for 3.1 billion euros. Cognis has leading positions the personal...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-25_27693.html
June 25, 2010
The U.K. chemical industry is alive and well, albeit in need of some care and attention during fragile economic times. Several hundred industry leaders, many representing U.S....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lyn-Tattum/Whither-the-U-K-Chemical-Industry_27682.html
June 21, 2010
In an op-ed on reviving manufacturing for USA Today, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris expressed support for R&D tax credits, among other things, pointing out that the U.S.'s R&D credits...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Dow-Kokam-and-Industrial-Policy_27536.html
June 15, 2010
Dubai, GPCA Plastics Summit — Globalization will be the driver of growth and innovation, says renowned futurist and keynote speaker Ray Hammond. Globalization has resumed...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Peck-Hwee-Sim/Globalization-Continues-to-be-Growth-and-Innovation-Driver_27459.html
June 11, 2010
ACC's annual meeting took place this week in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In a time of growing public mistrust of large institutions and corporations of all stripes, the chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-11_27424.html
June 4, 2010
BASF, the world's largest chemical maker, named CFO Kurt Bock its next chairman this week. Bock will take up the post in May 2011, at the company's next shareholders meeting. Late last...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-4_27237.html
May 28, 2010
Monsanto’s decision to revamp commercial strategy for Roundup puts one of industry’s finest cash cows out to pasture. Roundup-branded glyphosate, commercialized by Monsanto in 1976, is one of the few blockbuster molecules developed by industry since the early 1970s....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rob-Westervelt/Blog-Monsantos-Cash-Cow-Heads-to-Pasture_27080.html
May 28, 2010
It’s just over a month since Jo Lloyd and I made it safely back to the UK after our unexpectedly extended trip to Mumbai for Chemspec India.  Now that the dust has at last...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lisa-Allen/Blog-Volcanic-Ash-the-Economy-Reach-Challenges-of-Modern-Business!_27077.html
May 28, 2010
In 1992, The United Nations met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first Earth Summit. Unprecedented environmental and social challenges necessitated the development of a global program of action for Sustainable Development.  Dubbed ‘Agenda 21’, this framework calls for a globally integrated approach....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Blog-Towards-Rio+20-The-Nexus-Between-Chemicals-and-Sustainable-Development_27076.html
May 26, 2010
President of Epcot International Brand companies establishing a beachhead in India is a logical choice as they see access to a market growing at 10%+. India is a source of revenue and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Girish-Malhotra/Blog-Microscopic-Examination-of-Indian-Pharmaceutical-Acquisitions-by-Multinational-Companies_27024.html
May 21, 2010
The second annual Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF) featuring discussions between industry executives and chemicals sector stakeholders from around the world concluded today in Helsinki...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Blog-Helsinki-Chemicals-Forum-Could-California-Hold-the-Key-to-EU-Chemical-Industry-Survival_26959.html
May 18, 2010
Bottle made from Eastman's BPA-free polymer finds its way into summer blockbuster....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Eastman-Polymer-Helps-Keep-Iron-Man-Alive_26830.html
May 14, 2010
from law firm AllenOvery When the the European Union's Reach regulation was adopted in 2006, it was regarded as one of the largest and most complex pieces of chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Blog-Chemical-Regulations-in-the-U-S-Turn-toward-Reach_26776.html
May 13, 2010
Just when you thought U.S. cap-and-trade was dead…and dead again…Senators Kerry and Lieberman have introduced the long-awaited American Power Act, which would establish a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Blog-Yet-Another-Climate-Bill_26740.html
May 6, 2010
SusChem, a sustainable technology program being jointly managed and funded by the European chemical industry and the European commission, announced this week that it is broadening its...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Blog-Sustainable-Chemistry-as-a-Route-to-New-Partnerships_26571.html
April 30, 2010
John Prows, v.p./manufacturing excellence at Huntsman's performance products division, said the following at CW's webcast, Reduce Energy Costs with Advanced Process Design, on Tuesday...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Blog-The-Story-of-Energy-Efficiency-Improvements-at-Port-Neches_26499.html
April 26, 2010
Jane, B. Lee, Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions at Supply Chain Consultants The first step to improving your supply chain is very basic: you have to understand what is working and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Supply-Chain-Assessments-No-Childs-Play_26294.html
April 23, 2010
A little full disclosure here: My gut reaction to Earth day is as follows – "I do not work for a public relations firm. Why should I care about Earth Day?" Well, I'm...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/An-Earth-Day-Reality-Check_26270.html
April 23, 2010
Member companies of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Arlington, VA) supported the objectives of yesterday's Earth Day by incorporating both large and small...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/NACD-Members-Support-Earth-Day-Every-Day_26244.html
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