IHS Chemical Week

Archives :: World News and Views :: Viewpoint

Displaying 101 - 120 of 284 stories.
August 3, 2012
Second-quarter results confirm the obvious. Global economies have slowed and are starting to weigh down chemical earnings and industry’s outlook (p. 6,7, 11). Recession in Europe...
July 20, 2012
Specialty chemical makers reporting earnings last week maintained strong profit levels through the second quarter despite global economic uncertainty (p. 8). Albemarle, PPG Industries...
July 11, 2012
ACC is expected to approve one of the most ambitious overhauls of its signature performance program, Responsible Care, later this year (p. 21). Changes under consideration include an...
June 22, 2012
Development in Mexico has largely stalled for the past decade, but there are hopes that its fortunes can be revived (p. 17). Mexico’s GDP has averaged 2.8%/year in the last 15...
June 15, 2012
Hopes that a recovery would become more durable or even accelerate have been dashed by a second-quarter slowdown for a third consecutive year. Europe’s fiscal crisis has shifted...
June 1, 2012
Specialty chemical innovation today is less focused on big breakthrough products than it is on formulating a product or tweaking existing molecules in a way that can help customers...
May 23, 2012
Despite modest growth forecasts, refinery catalyst makers remain optimistic about their prospects. Demand for fuels in high-growth economies, particularly China, is transforming...
May 11, 2012
Distribution results have proven resilient despite difficult conditions in Europe, as this week’s cover story shows (p. 21). Key players posted solid results in 2011 and...
April 27, 2012
Japan’s chemical industry has faced severe challenges in the past year. The Great East Japan Earthquake and Thailand floods in 2011 stressed supply chains, and weaker markets in...
April 20, 2012
Earnings are handily beating lowered expectations ( p. 7, 16). Albemarle, DuPont, and PPG Industries reported solid gains in profits. In Europe, AkzoNobel posted an earnings decline...
April 9, 2012
Sentiment at the recent American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) highlights how quickly U.S. petrochemical markets have been...
March 23, 2012
The rapid transformation of the North American petrochemicals outlook will dominate discussions at key industry conferences over the next few weeks, including the American Fuel and...
March 19, 2012
Opportunities on a scale not seen in decades are emerging for chemical makers, David Weidman, chairman and CEO of Celanese told attendees in accepting the Society of the Chemical Industry (SCI) American Section’s Chemical Industry Medal in New York last week....
March 2, 2012
With Formosa Plastics’ confirmation last week of plans for a world-scale ethylene plant at Point Comfort, TX there are now at least five new crackers announced in the U.S., plus...
February 21, 2012
Investment in India may be about to take off, carrying chemical demand along with it. Bureaucracy, poor utilities and raw materials provision, and an uncompetitive environment have for...
February 10, 2012
Eastman Chemical’s $4.7-billion purchase of Solutia highlights the role strategic buyers have taken in driving chemical industry merger and acquisition (M&A) activity over...
January 27, 2012
Early earnings reports confirm the weak end to 2011. Volumes fell in the fourth quarter, but revenues and earnings were decent thanks to strong pricing (p. 9, 12). DuPont reported a...
January 20, 2012
CWs cover story this week focuses on the market for water treatment chemicals and services (p.19). Water scarcity, regulatory pressures, and rapid industrial development in areas where...
January 10, 2012
Global chemical demand will continue to grow in 2012 even as solvency concerns in Europe, tightening credit and slower growth in China, and high unemployment in the U.S. weigh on...
December 19, 2011
The theme of the Sixth Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Annual Forum, held earlier this month in Dubai, sums up the direction and challenge ahead for Mideast...
Pages: « Previous  1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Next »

contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa