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May 22, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Cytec’s transformation strategy continues apace. The company has launched a formal sale process for its coatings resins business, which could...
May 18, 2012
This Week on CW:   At APIC 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, speakers and attendees discussed the positive outlook for Asia’s petrochemicals sector, calling it a bright spot in an...
May 11, 2012
This Week on CW:   Westlake has dropped its $1.3-billion unsolicited bid for Georgia Gulf after the rival vinyls maker refused to enter into negotiations.   Ineos is...
April 27, 2012
This Week on CW:   Diversified, commodity and industrial gases firms reported mixed earnings, but companies expect conditions to improve as the year progresses. Specialty firms...
April 17, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Cytec announced plans to acquire Umeco, a composites maker, for $439 million. The purchase price represents a 46.3% premium on Umeco’s closing...
April 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cytec has agreed to acquire Umeco, a maker of advanced composite materials, for $439 million. Cytec also expects first-quarter adjusted earnings to be 45%-50%...
April 10, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, PPG is planning a major restructuring that will eliminate 2,000 jobs, mostly in Europe. Nevertheless, the company expects first-quarter earnings to...
March 30, 2012
This Week on CW:   At the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held this week in Houston, Gary Adams, chief advisor for IHS Chemical, told attendees that global basic chemicals...
March 26, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, share buybacks and dividends are increasing as chemical companies continue to run up large cash balances. Over 60% of cash flow from operations was...
March 23, 2012
This Week on CW:   Growth in the chemical industry in China is slowing, but still strong, and higher than in developed economies. Most analysts say the country can avoid a...
March 20, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Wacker Chemie reported higher volumes and sales for 2011, but lower Ebitda and net income. The company also expects a further Ebitda decline for this...
March 16, 2012
This Week on CW:   Shell Chemical says it is evaluating a site in Pennsylvania for a new, world-scale ethane cracker that will mostly serve the U.S. northeast. The company has...
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