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October 7, 2011
CW’s cover story this week gauges current industry conditions and sentiment as financial turmoil weighs on the global economy. Chemical makers are more cautious than earlier this...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Slow-but-Still-Growing_38150.html
September 26, 2011
Weakening economies in the U.S. and Europe are negatively impacting chemical demand, but producers note that conditions are not nearly as grim as sentiment and the sharp declines in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Turning-Point_37821.html
September 9, 2011
BASF takes the top spot in CW’s annual ranking of chemical makers by revenue for the fifth year in a row, with revenues of $63.2 billion (p. 21). BASF has opened a $10-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Global-Shift_37496.html
August 26, 2011
The steady growth of China’s chemical industry carried on through global recession putting it firmly atop the global chemical rankings in 2010 (table). China’s chemical shipments...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/China-Ascends_37185.html
August 19, 2011
While August has been brutal to chemical stocks, demand has shown no signs of deterioration. Chemical stocks have plunged about 18% since July 5. The S&P 500 is down 15% over the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Demand-Holds_37019.html
August 8, 2011
You wouldn’t know that there are dire concerns about the economic outlook judging from second-quarter earnings results posted by chemical makers over the past few weeks. Growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Mixed-Signals_36719.html
July 22, 2011
The M&A rebound continues with two significant acquisitions in specialty chemicals in the past two weeks. The acquisitions—Lonza-Arch and Ecolab-Nalco—move companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Stepping-Out-a-Bit_36339.html
July 8, 2011
Pricing and sentiment hit a soft patch in June as industry tries to gauge whether it is weathering an inventory-driven pause or something more severe. ACC and Cefic recently issued...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/June-Daze_36039.html
June 24, 2011
The recent U.S. slowdown has clouded industry’s outlook for full-year 2011. The U.S. clearly hit a soft patch in the second quarter, Fried-Walter Münstermann, executive v.p...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Second-Half-Outlook_35753.html
June 13, 2011
Shell Chemical’s announcement of an Appalachia cracker brings planned U.S. ethylene expansion to more than 5 million m.t. by 2018 (p. 5). It is a remarkable turn. Three years ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Shale-Gale-Builds_35450.html
May 31, 2011
Recovery in Europe has been slower than the rest of the world but improved conditions are lifting performance for distributors in Europe as industry prepares for the 47th FECC Congress...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/European-Distribution_35117.html
May 16, 2011
Chemical makers continue to beat forecasts in the first quarter as strong volume and margin growth lift earnings. Most producers are notching strong double-digit year-over-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Earnings-Spring-Back_34827.html
May 6, 2011
Last week saw the acquisition of CMAI (Houston) by our parent company, IHS (Englewood, CO), the leading global source of information and analysis. The deal creates a new, leading force...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/A-New-Chemicals-Powerhouse_34614.html
May 2, 2011
Dow Chemical’s planned world-scale ethylene unit brings announced U.S. expansions to more than 4.5 million m.t./year by 2017 (p. 6). A desire to take advantage of cheaper U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Ethylene-Dance_34474.html
April 15, 2011
Solvay has lined up its desired chemical reinvestment, using proceeds from the February 2010 sale of its pharma business, with a €3.4 billion ($4.9 billion) cash offer for Rhodia (...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Solvay-Reinvests_34174.html
April 1, 2011
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) is first to throw its U.S. cracker feasibility study in the ring ( p. 9). The surge in U.S. gas production has increased supply and reduced the cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Shale-Advantage_33905.html
March 27, 2011
Industry gathers for NPRA’s International Petrochemical Meeting later this month on solid footing after a year of strong recovery. U.S. petrochemical makers are especially...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Unconventional-Petrochemicals_33550.html
March 25, 2011
The toll on human life from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been huge, and the impact on Japan’s economy and chemical sector will be severe over the next few...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Japan-Earthquake_33731.html
March 11, 2011
Brian Ferguson, recently retired chairman of Eastman Chemical, offered a passionate acclamation of industry’s vital contributions to society at a March 8 dinner in New York where...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Tell-Those-Stories_33376.html
February 25, 2011
Improved industry earnings, loosening credit markets, and cash-heavy balance sheets have fueled a strong recovery in chemical M&A activity. Europe is in the spotlight in early 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/M-and-A-Snaps-Back_33072.html
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