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September 7, 2010
Globally, Johnson & Johnson is known for its integrity and product quality. A few years ago they handled the Tylenol situation extremely well and were commended for it. It is...
September 3, 2010
This Week on CW: Walmart has chosen AkzoNobel to be its main paint supplier. The world's largest paint company will develop a line of interior paints exclusively for the U.S.'s largest...
August 31, 2010
A recent survey featuring 1,300 companies conducted jointly by Accenture and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has reveals that chemical firms will have to be more deliberate if they are to meet the varied expectations of customers across regions. The survey also found that building operational excellence that enables customers to deliver the basics of product performance, quality and supply reliability is key to customer’s success....
August 30, 2010
By Peter Hsiao, partner with law firm Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles), and colleagues William F. Tarantino, and Andrea L. Tozer.     In a highly anticipated new...
August 27, 2010
This Week on CW: BHP Billton's quest for PotashCorp continued this week. The Australian mining giant said it would exit from potash distribution network Canpotex, a move Agrium's CEO...
August 27, 2010
Answers by Jim Stoppert, CEO Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) ·         How fast is the renewable chemical/biomaterials sector...
August 26, 2010
An article by the American Peptide Company (Sunnyvale, CA)   These days, many companies facing increasing pressure, to reduce costs, risk, and time-to-market, and maximize...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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