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May 5, 2016
Our cover story this week looks at the transformation and impact of chemical industry R&D (p. 19). Investment is increasingly shorter term, and it is moving closer to customers and growth regions. Chemical makers are collaborating more and with a variety of partners to share cost and risk and quicken development...
October 22, 2014
The sharp drop in crude oil prices has increased near-term volatility, but will not stop ethylene margins from marching toward a peak over the next two years, say Dow officials....
August 15, 2014

Hedge fund Third Point reports holding a 22-million share stake in Dow Chemical, valued at $1.1 billion, according to its second-quarter report on US-traded equity holdings with SEC on 14 August. Third Point also reports new stakes in DSM and FMC. Jana Partners joined Third Point with a new FMC stake in the second quarter. 

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July 23, 2014
Air Products chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi, who took the helm of the company on 1 July, says that a focus cash generation and improved capital allocation will drive company strategy....
April 11, 2013
Overall US chemical demand growth has been nothing if not consistent, and lackluster, for two years now....
March 7, 2013
Ferro’s stumble through the past few years appears likely to drive it into the hands of A. Schulman, a Cleveland-area rival. Schulman announced a hostile $6.50/share bid last week, valuing Ferro at $885 million (p. 6)....
September 13, 2012
Emerging Asia and Mideast players continue to break through and reshape industry, as CW’s latest Billion-Dollar Club Ranking demonstrates (p. 21). New industry giants in...
July 20, 2012

Chemicals and plastics have emerged as a key driver of economic growth across a large number of U.S. cities, according to a study by IHS Global Insight prepared for The United States Conference of Mayors (Washington).

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May 18, 2012
Despite modest growth forecasts, refinery catalyst makers remain optimistic about their prospects. Demand for fuels in high-growth economies, particularly China, is transforming...
April 19, 2012
DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman told investors today that DuPont is "not a chemical company."...
April 5, 2012
Sentiment at the recent American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) highlights how quickly U.S. petrochemical markets have been...
March 23, 2012
The rapid transformation of the North American petrochemicals outlook will dominate discussions at key industry conferences over the next few weeks, including the American Fuel and...
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