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July 8, 2009
Customers looking to outsource product manufacturing have many reasons for doing so, such as gaining access to a skilled workforce, incorporating new viewpoints, establishing...
July 1, 2009
The Swedish government takes over the Presidency of the EU today with the unenviable task of steering the Union through the next six months.  Sweden's original goal, of promoting...
June 30, 2009
The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill passed the House last week, by a vote of 219 to 212. But the legislation isn't out of the woods yet. The Senate still needs to pass a version of...
June 18, 2009
The mood was subdued at Chemical Week’s CFO conference, which took place Tuesday in New York.  The economic and demand outlook were cautious, dulled by concerns of housing...
June 17, 2009
Some notes and thoughts on this morning's presentations at CW's CFO Conference in New York...
June 15, 2009
Below is a letter sent to CW by Eugachem (Cologne, Germany), a Reach services group, in which Eugachem challenges ECHA's statistics relating to the pre-registration phase of the...
June 15, 2009
The science on the risks of BPA is, at best, inconclusive. If anything, it suggests that the product is relatively harmless, though it probably merits further investigation....
June 15, 2009
We come across many TLAs and their number is increasing. What is a TLA? It stands for “three letter acronym”. In the regulatory world, TLAs keep us on our toes. In the...
June 15, 2009
Faced with a food and energy crisis, how can society improve its well-being?’ is not an easy question to answer, especially in only a thousand words. Yet more than a 1,000 young...
June 12, 2009
Among the many interesting bits in a recent report by Trucost and the IRRC Institute about carbon risk for S&P 500 companies was some data on the carbon intensity of chemical...
June 12, 2009
The ongoing impact of the global economic slowdown and a more aggressive policy agenda topped discussions at ACC’s annual meeting, held this week at Colorado Springs, CO. Dramatic changes since last year’s meeting, including the rapid onset of global recession and the 2008 elections in the U.S. have created intense market and regulatory challenges for chemical makers....
June 5, 2009
One of the most common questions that I get asked by clients is how best to value a business when many of the traditional valuation methodologies seem inadequate in the current market. While there is no one definitive answer, I have found that there are still ways to arrive at numbers that will work for both buyer and seller....
June 1, 2009
In every industry, the “process of continuous improvement” is a religion as it improves their profitability. A recent article "Drug CEOs Switch Tactics on Reform"...
June 1, 2009
If life wasn’t difficult enough for many companies given the sticky economic climate, many of those who need to register substances under the Registration, Evaluation and...
May 28, 2009
I'll cop to it – we journalists love catch phrases...
May 28, 2009
By Brian Willson, Microsoft When visiting a customer of mine in the chemical industry, I asked the sales team how it started its day, and the unanimous answer was “checking my...
May 21, 2009
The recent news that the Reach-IT portal can be accessed by the Reach Competent Authorities (who have implemented ECHA’s strict security measures) will doubtless raise concerns...
May 21, 2009
The age-old rivalry between Coke and Pepsi has taken a new turn, with both companies claiming leadership in bioplastics packaging.   Pepsi – which, like its rival, produces...
May 19, 2009
A small group of the chemical industry’s senior executives gathered together in the past week at the United Nations (UN) International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2)...
May 14, 2009
Geneva is full to the brim this week with senior chemical industry executives, government representatives from around the world, United Nations (UN) executives and administrators and...
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