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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
June 27, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, PetroLogistics is filing for a $600 million IPO. The company did not disclose the share price of the offering, or how many shares it plans to sell...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-June-20-24_35815.html
June 24, 2011
This Week on CW:   Cefic has raised its forecast for EU chemicals output growth to 4.5%.   PetroLogistics, owner of the world's largest propane dehydrogenation plant, has...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-24_35794.html
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