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September 9, 2011
Sustainability is the common goal of the EU chemical industry and the European Commission, the commission and Cefic said at an exhibition in Brussels.   Mosaic is commercializing...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Innovation-News-Round-Up-Sept-9_37535.html
September 6, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Omnova lowered its full-year earnings outlook to 40-44 cts/share from 60 cts/share. The company attributed the move to "a deceleration in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Aug-29-Sept-2_37412.html
August 30, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Cabot announced plans to sell its Supermetals business, which makes tantalum and alloys, to Global Advanced Metals, a tantalum ore supplier, for $400...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Aug-22-26_37260.html
August 26, 2011
This Week on CW:   Cabot is planning to sell its tantalum business to Global Advanced Metals, an Australian tantalum ore supplier, for $400 million.   Sustainable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-26_37223.html
August 23, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, CW's annual executive compensation survey found that industry CEO pay bounced back strongly in 2010.   In M&A news, the European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Aug-15-19_37083.html
August 22, 2011
Chemical industry executives saw significant increases in pay as earnings bounced back from the recession. Median total compensation for chemical industry CEOs was $5.4 million in 2010, an increase of 42% from 2009 levels, according to CW’s annual executive compensation survey. Total 2010 CEO compensation also exceeded 2008’s median of $4.1 million by some 32%, but was a bit short of 2007’s median of $5.7 million. Eight CEOs took home more than $10 million in 2010, up from five in 2008 and 2009, compared with twelve in 2007....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Executive-Compensation-Big-CEO-Paydays-Return_36983.html
August 19, 2011
This Week on CW:   Coca-Cola's willingness to pay a premium for bio-based materials, particularly PET, could have vast impacts on the supply chain.   The European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-19_37045.html
August 15, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, the remaining earnings news was mostly positive. Momentive Specialty Chemicals posted a profit, though Performance Materials posted a loss. Nova's...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Aug-8-12_36903.html
August 12, 2011
This Week on CW:   A U.S. government panel has come out in favor of requiring the disclosure of fracking chemicals.   Taiwan's petrochemical industry trade group has called...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-12_36882.html
August 8, 2011
Topping the headlines this week, earnings continued to be strong despite economic uncertainty. FMC's net income was up 63%, while Solvay's profits rose 12%. Arkema reported its highest...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Aug-1-5_36789.html
August 5, 2011
This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earning were, once again, mostly good, but with some downside. Arkema posted its highest net income ever, while Nalco's profits rose and DSM's...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-5_36757.html
August 1, 2011
Lots of big second-quarter earnings reports came in last week, and most were positive. Dow's income rose 63% year-on-year as the company beat estimates. DuPont also beat estimates...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-25-29_36591.html
July 29, 2011
This Week on CW:   The industry's biggest companies reported second-quarter earnings this week, and the results were mostly good. Dow, DuPont, LyondellBasell and Eastman all beat...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-29_36542.html
July 26, 2011
Topping the week's headlines, Ecolab has agreed to acquire Nalco for $8.1 billion. Nalco shareholders will receive 70% of their consideration in Ecolab shares and 30% in cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-18-22_36422.html
July 22, 2011
This Week on CW:   Ecolab announced plans to acquire Nalco in an $8.1 billion deal.   Second-quarter earnings came in strong: PPG's income rose 25%, Celanese's income was up...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-22_36378.html
July 15, 2011
This Week on CW: Lonza is acquiring Arch Chemicals for $1.4 billion. At Semicon West 2011 in San Francisco, attendees discussed the growth of end markets and the potential and problems...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-15_36174.html
July 11, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Dow and Ube have formed an electrolytes joint venture aimed at the growing lithium-ion battery market. In M&A news, Wacker sold its...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-4-8_36081.html
July 8, 2011
This Week on CW:   DuPont safety procedures have been faulted for the death of a worker at a West Virginia plant in January 2010.   Dow and Ube are planning to form an...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-8_36063.html
July 6, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Bain Capital's Styron is filing for a $400 million IPO. The company filed as Trinseo, which will be its name by the end of the year.   In M&A...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-June-27-July-1_35959.html
June 30, 2011
Editor's note: CW's offices will be closed tomorrow. Here's an early news round-up. This Week on CW:   Trinseo, formerly Styron, has filed for a $400 million IPO. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-30_35895.html
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