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December 8, 2009
At the UN Climate Change Summit (COP 15) in Copenhagen, a leading climate scientist from NASA, Dr James Hansen, has claimed that “cap-and-trade schemes are a terrible...
December 8, 2009
European Union (EU)A [carbon] prices have enjoyed a strong rally in recent days. The Dec09 contract is now nearing €15.00 ($22) having traded at only €12.50 last week. Many...
November 13, 2009
Gary Hu, American Peptide Company, VP Sales & Marketing A recent report by market and technology research firm Frost & Sullivan projected that the global peptide...
November 13, 2009
PVC: European Industry Steps toward Sustainable Development by Vinyl 2010   As the European PVC industry’s 10-year voluntary commitment for sustainable development and...
September 24, 2009
The chemicals market is notoriously cyclical.  The pricing volatility associated with this cyclicality makes it difficult for buyers and sellers to agree on the...
September 3, 2009
Although materials for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are getting better and better, and encouraging news about record-breaking parameters in efficacy and luminance were...
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
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...
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...
April 22, 2009
The values that encompass Earth Day are the same values that chemistry companies embrace on a daily basis. The industry’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation is...
April 15, 2009
Mainland Chinese stocks have been on a rocket trajectory since bottoming last November.  Unlike the US markets, the Shanghai Composite (SSEC) did not make a lower bottom since...
March 26, 2009
Recently, my colleague Colin Carroll from Vendavo published an article in Chemical Week (“Pricing in the Downturn”) on pricing best practices and their importance as key...
March 19, 2009
Share prices reflect the value of existing and future company portfolios. Companies that extract the highest value from existing business whilst continually investing in a strong, balanced innovation portfolio of incremental , disruptive and breakthrough innovation, show consistently higher share price and a more robust, business performance....
March 12, 2009
A survival checklist for running a company in China during the downturn...
March 4, 2009
During the economic downturn, with shrinking markets and lower pricing, surveys have shown that marketing and particularly funds for innovation and growth are amongst those hardest hit. As new, profitable innovations are owned by marketing, whilst their financing comes from the ability for the current business to generate profits, there is an intimate link between marketing and innovation....
March 2, 2009

The impact of the downturn on the chemical sector is clear: volume and prices are down, backlogs are weak, operating rates continue to fall and virtually every customer has requested one or more price reductions.  In response, commercial teams must ask themselves: “what can we do?”


February 26, 2009
Swings in company fortunes during the current unprecedented economic downturn are increasing the probability of turbulence for those managing REACH consortia....
February 26, 2009
 Energy harvesting (EH) or scavenging is the use of ambient energy to provide electrical power for small electronic and electrical devices. The technologies employed variously...
February 20, 2009
The global sustainability trend is still gaining pace. “Green”, environmentally conscious products are more in demand than ever before – and the chemical industry is adapting to this reality. ...
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