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March 11, 2011Brian 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...
February 25, 2011Improved 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...
February 11, 2011Chemical makers are feeling optimistic about 2011 prospects as stout fourth-quarter earnings cap a stellar 2010 (p. 6, 11). Companies expect earnings and volume growth to advance again...
January 28, 2011Trends in fine chemicals are improving as the sector readies for InformexUSA in Charlotte, NC, starting February 7. Contract manufacturing continues to grow as more pharmaceutical and...
January 21, 2011DuPont’s planned purchase of Danisco essentially comes down to a $6.3 billion bid to revitalize one of industry’s—and all of manufacturing’s—most storied growth and innovation engines....
January 7, 2011Global chemical shipments are expected to grow 5% as industry starts the expansion phase of recovery in 2011 (p. 18). “Globally, recovery in chemicals has shifted to expansion,”...
December 16, 2010The end of 2010 has brought a flurry of activity, as industry merger and acquisition (M&A) recovers from its worst slump in recent memory. Yule Catto (Harlow, U.K.) last week...
December 10, 2010The strong 2010 recovery lifted the mood and fortunes of attendees at the Fifth Annual GPCA Forum, held last week Dubai ( p. 15). “The Gulf industry will add 46% to current capacity...
November 30, 2010Critical issues such as innovation and diversification in the Mideast, as well as the state of the global petrochemical sector, will be at the top of the agenda at the Fifth Annual...
November 19, 2010Confidence has returned to the chemical distribution sector after strong sales growth this year, as our cover story shows (p. 19). U.S. distributors are sure to be more upbeat this...