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June 1, 2012Specialty 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, 2012Despite modest growth forecasts, refinery catalyst makers remain optimistic about their prospects. Demand for fuels in high-growth economies, particularly China, is transforming...
May 11, 2012Distribution 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, 2012Japan’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, 2012Earnings 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, 2012Sentiment at the recent American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) highlights how quickly U.S. petrochemical markets have been...
March 23, 2012The 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, 2012Opportunities 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, 2012With 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, 2012Investment 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...