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April 29, 2016Chemical makers continue to shrug off economic volatility, deflationary energy and feedstock prices, and currency impacts....
April 18, 2016Our cover story this week reviews M&A activity with a focus on how chemical makers are navigating the promises and pitfalls of deal-making (p. 23)....
April 8, 2016Our cover story this week takes a look at how producers are priming growth in paints and coatings. T...
March 28, 2016Producers attending industry’s big March petrochemical meetings—AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference and the IHS Chemical World Petrochemical Conference—noted how the impact of lower crude oil prices have rippled across industry, impacting feedstock pricing and competitiveness, margins, demand, and sentiment....
March 11, 2016Our cover story this week takes a deep dive into the strategic considerations, financial projections, and background negotiations that brought together Dow Chemical and DuPont (p. 16). Industry’s largest deal will be followed within two years by its most ambitious split....
March 4, 2016Our cover feature this week assesses the state of North America’s shale-enabled cost advantage in an era of sharply lower crude prices as petrochemical makers prepare for two big US gatherings: AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference at Dallas on 20–22 March and the IHS Chemical’s World Petrochemical Conference at Houston on 15–18 March (p. 21)....
February 19, 2016Chemical markets remain in neutral in part because of subpar growth in the global economy....
February 12, 2016Shipments of US chemicals, typically viewed as cyclically exposed, are shaking off economic turmoil in early 2016. Could a durable cost advantage be sheltering US chemical makers while most other materials and commodities markets are being rattled? The latest data show that may be the case....
January 29, 2016Our cover story this week focuses on the fine chemical sector as it prepares for Informex in New Orleans from 2–4 February....
January 29, 2016The US chemical industry is expected to feel the impact of slower global growth, low commodity prices, and the strong dollar, according to a report by Moody’s Investors Service...