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August 25, 2010
A ‘square plug in a round hole’ is a statement about situations that do not fit in normal life but under the right circumstances we can live with them. If this happens in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Girish-Malhotra/Square-Plug-in-a-Round-Hole-Does-this-Scenario-Exist-in-Pharmaceuticals_29015.html
August 20, 2010
This Week on CW: BHP Billiton has gone hostile in its $130/share bid for PotashCorp. The offer is a 32% premium over PotashCorp's average price for the month up to August 11. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-20_28959.html
August 13, 2010
This Week on CW: A variety of chemical companies saw solid earnings increases, driven by rises in volumes. Braskem, however, was not among them, as the Brazilian's firms earnings slid...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-13_28791.html
August 5, 2010
Editor's note: I'll be away on vacation tomorrow, so here's an early (if somewhat abbreviated) news round-up. This Week on CW: Earnings continued to be strong, though there were some...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-5_28626.html
August 2, 2010
Marketing Manager, IDTechEx (Cambridge, U.K.), a market research and consulting firm There are about 3,000 organizations worldwide actively involved in the development of printed...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Printed-Electronics-in-Asia-the-Hot-Sectors_28467.html
July 30, 2010
This Week on CW: The trend of strong second-quarter earnings continued this week. BASF's earnings rose 30% on demand increases, as DuPont's income shot up 92%. Ineos's EBITDA rose...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-30_28460.html
July 28, 2010
Managing Partner, BioPlan Associates (Rockville, MD) The Shift to Strategic Outsourcing Most companies today recognize the necessity to use their internal resources more efficiently...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Biopharma-Outsourcing-Strategic-Initiative-or-Just-Passing-Off-Low-end-Jobs_28377.html
July 26, 2010
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the lawmakers have scorned the concept of the ‘reverse payment’ - also called “pay-for delay” - in the pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Girish-Malhotra/Pharmaceutical-Reverse-Payments-and-Lower-Drug-Costs-An-Interesting-Dilemma_28327.html
July 23, 2010
This Week on CW: Despite mounting economic fears, chemicals sector earnings were strong in the last quarter, with PPG and Cytec easily beating analyst estimates. Companies remain...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-23_28320.html
July 16, 2010
This week on CW: Photo courtesy eyesplash Mikul's flickr photostream, via creative commons license. A gold medal for the chemical business? Dow is going to sponsor the Olympics through...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-16_28108.html
July 9, 2010
This Week on CW: BP's woes, including possible break-up of the company, continue to mount in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. U.K. and U.S. are scheduled to discuss the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-9_27989.html
July 2, 2010
This Week on CW: Dow and Mitsui have announced the formation of a chlor-alkali joint venture. The Texas-based j.v. will produce 880,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and 800,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-2_27831.html
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
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