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June 23, 2016
Our cover story this week assesses the outlook for electronic chemicals (p. 18). Suppliers to the semiconductor sector say the outlook for electronic chemicals is positive despite sluggish consumer electronics demand....
June 16, 2016
Industry leaders gathered for ACC’s annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, were generally upbeat as demand remains positive despite broad manufacturing weakness. Chemicals demand and margins have outperformed other materials thanks to the resilience of the consumer, allowing chemicals to outpace the broader economy....
June 2, 2016
Our cover story this week profiles new Braskem CEO Fernando Musa, who took the helm at the leading Americas polyolefins maker early last month....
May 19, 2016
Over the past year and half, the Big Six in agricultural chemicals have played musical chairs as pressure to consolidate mounted in response to the weak farm economy....
May 5, 2016
Our cover story this week looks at the transformation and impact of chemical industry R&D (p. 19). Investment is increasingly shorter term, and it is moving closer to customers and growth regions. Chemical makers are collaborating more and with a variety of partners to share cost and risk and quicken development...
April 28, 2016
Chemical makers continue to shrug off economic volatility, deflationary energy and feedstock prices, and currency impacts....
April 14, 2016
Our 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 7, 2016
Our cover story this week takes a look at how producers are priming growth in paints and coatings. T...
March 24, 2016
Producers 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 10, 2016
Our 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 3, 2016
Our 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 18, 2016
Chemical markets remain in neutral in part because of subpar growth in the global economy....
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