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November 18, 2010
From Chemical Week: Dow AgroSciences and the U.S. Department of Energy have created "industrially relevant" levels of omega-7 fatty acids that could be used to make plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-November-18_31042.html
November 12, 2010
This Week on CW: Ashland is selling its distribution business to private equity firm TPG Capital, taking the company closer to its specialties core. Chemtura has exited Chapter 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-November-12_30940.html
November 5, 2010
This Week on CW: Dow Chemical is changing its strategy on plastics. The company is planning to keep its LLDPE business, which was party to the failed K-Dow joint venture, while seeing...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-November-5_30765.html
October 28, 2010
Editor's note: I'll be out of the office tomorrow, so here's an early round-up. This Week on CW: The big guns reported this week. Dow's earnings nearly doubled, while BASF raised its...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-October-28_30578.html
October 27, 2010
Elevance and Stepan have signed a joint development agreement to look into and, eventually, commercialize surfactants, antimicrobials, and polyurethane polyols from Elevan's biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-October-27_30508.html
October 22, 2010
This Week on CW: Third-quarter earnings started coming in this week, and they were generally strong. PPG's earnings rose 65%, while Air Products' rose 20%, beating estimates. Cytec's...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-October-22_30399.html
October 15, 2010
This Week on CW: U.K. officials have asked the European Commission to postpone the Reach registration deadline for one year. The deadline is currently November 30, though a CW survey...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-October-15_30284.html
October 8, 2010
This Week on CW: Petrochemical and pharmaceutical industry luminaries gathered this week in Brussels and Paris, respectively, for EPCA and CPhI. At EPCA, CW reported on the industry's...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-October-8_30105.html
October 1, 2010
This Week on CW: European regulatory authorities have decided not to revise standards for bisephenol-A (BPA) intake. An advisory panel to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-October-1_29919.html
September 24, 2010
This Week on CW…Snag City: Omnova has agreed to buy Eliokem from AXA Private Equity. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year. BHP Billton's bid for PotashCorp hit...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-September-24_29799.html
September 17, 2010
This Week on CW: The inaugural China Petroleum and Chemical International Conference (CPCIC), co-organized by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation and Chemical Week...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-September-17_29619.html
September 15, 2010
Accenture's research on the preferences of chemical customers revealed many interesting things. Chief among them, probably, was that price does not trump all: product quality and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/What-Chemical-Firms-Can-Learn-From-The-Office_29443.html
September 10, 2010
This Week on CW: Air Products raised its offer for Airgas. Airgas rejected it. Methanex is restarting methanol production in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In other news, Medicine Hat, Alberta...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-September-10_29429.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-September-3_29260.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-27_29075.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-20_28959.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-13_28791.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-5_28626.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-30_28460.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-23_28320.html
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