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April 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical is studying working with Genomatica on a biobased butanediol joint venture. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (not to be confused with Mitsubishi Chemical) and two...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-Up-April-28_34458.html
April 25, 2011
Editor's note: Our offices were closed on Friday. Here's a quick, if belated, news and innovation round-up. This Week on CW: Dow Chemical is planning a major ethylene and propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/News-and-Innovation-Round-Up-April-25-2011_34356.html
April 15, 2011
This Week on CW: RAG Foundation, the owner of Evonik, is planning an IPO of the company within 15 months. A new report says the EU's biofuel policies "encourage unethical...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-15_34211.html
April 8, 2011
This Week on CW: Solvay is acquiring Rhodia for $4.8 billion, ending months of speculation over what the Belgian company will do with its pile of cash. At GPCA Plastics Forum in Dubai...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-8_34036.html
March 18, 2011
This Week on CW: Berkshire Hathaway is acquiring Lubrizol in a $9.7 billion all-cash deal that values the company at $135/share. After the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-18_33587.html
March 11, 2011
This Week on CW: BP is buying a major Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer in a $680 million deal. ExxonMobil Chemical expects growth to be driven by the availability of unconventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-11_33425.html
March 4, 2011
This Week on CW: The U.S. House and Senate have both introduced bills extending the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, or CFATS. Earnings rose at North American commodity and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-4_33228.html
March 3, 2011
As far as I know, "government regulation" has never been cited as the cause for any economic recession, ever. So when Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI came out with a study...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/EPAs-Ozone-Standard-Another-Recession_33192.html
February 25, 2011
This Week on CW: BASF's profits rose as economic conditions continued to improve, and the company is optimistic about 2011. At CW's annual India conference, speakers said the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-25_33098.html
February 18, 2011
This Week on CW: Air Products has dropped its $70/share hostile bid for Airgas as a court upheld the latter's poison pill. LyondellBasell's profits are way, way up. Bayer has started...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Industry-News-Round-Up-Feb-18_32950.html
February 4, 2011
This Week on CW: Dow Chemical's earnings more than doubled on higher selling prices and a 22% rise in volumes. BASF is planning to increase R&D spending again this year. After a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-4_32655.html
January 28, 2011
This Week on CW: At ACI 2010, held this week in Orlando, the cleaning industry expressed renewed optimism as demand continues to rise. Rising demand, of course, means higher volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-28_32528.html
January 27, 2011
This Week on CW: ENI and Novamant are planning to build a massive green chemistry plant in Sardinia, Italy, starting later this year. Europe's emissions trading program is planning to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Jan-27_32475.html
January 25, 2011
Last week, I attended Blackstone managing director Chinh Chu's presentation at meeting of Société de Chimie Industrielle here in New York. You can read Chu's take on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Blackstone-Respects-The-Cycle_32394.html
January 21, 2011
This Week on CW: Cargill is divesting its majority stake in Mosaic for $24.3 billion, in a deal giving rise to rumors of fertilizer being a takeover target. Early reporting chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-21_32346.html
January 14, 2011
This Week on CW: DuPont has agreed to acquire Danish enzymes and food ingredients maker Danisco for $6.3 billion, enhancing the company’s footprint in those areas. Did a Solvay...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-14_32160.html
January 7, 2011
This week in CW: The chemical industry was less energy-efficient in 2009, while GHG emissions fell due to output declines. But companies are generally not taking action. Monsanto swung...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-7_32041.html
December 17, 2010
This Week on CW: In another private equity backed M&A deal, YuleCatto is buying PolymerLatex from TowerBrook Capital Partners for $585.7 million. Nearly 200 nations signed the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-17_31715.html
December 10, 2010
This Week on CW: At GPCA 2010 this week in Dubai, attendees discussed the strong rebound in petrochemicals demand, tempered by coming supply additions. The need for innovation to meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-10_31549.html
December 9, 2010
Bayer is moving ever closer to commercializing its CO2-to-Polyols technology. At GPCA, industry leaders discussed the central role innovation will play in meeting sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Dec-9_31470.html
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