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April 21, 2008
Supplier discussions about the impact of Wal-Mart for many years has centered around the Wal-Mart “cost,” or the effort and efficiency gains required across the supply chain to meet the retailer’s tough price demands. Now Wal-Mart and other retailers are using their buying leverage in ways that create de facto sustainability, environmental, and regulatory standards....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Guarding-Against-Retail-Box-Out_11428.html
April 8, 2008
Attendees at the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association’s (NPRA) International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) in San Antonio last week were a bit more cautious about the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Subdued-Mood-at-NPRA_11203.html
April 2, 2008
CW is pleased to announce the launch of www.chemsustainability.com, an online resource dedicated to providing essential information about the chemical industry and the environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/CW-Unveils-Sustainable-Chemistry-Web-Presence_11092.html
March 18, 2008
Dennis Reilley, the former chairman and CEO of Praxair, encouraged industry to take a more urgent and aggressive stance in advocating for sound U.S. energy policy when he was awarded...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/An-Energetic-Call_10866.html
March 10, 2008
Tighter credit and concerns over the economy may take some of the fizz out of M&A markets this year but activity should remain decent, as our cover story shows (p. 24). M&A...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/M-and-A-Down-Not-Out_10729.html
March 3, 2008
Bolstered by demand from the energy sector and a strong global manufacturing environment, industrial gases makers seem immune to rumblings of an industry slowdown. Sector revenues hit...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Gases-Still-on-the-Rise_10601.html
February 25, 2008
CW’s cover story this week highlights strategies that chemical makers are implementing to mitigate—and even profit from—exposure in a world where carbon dioxide (CO2)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Emissions-Capture-More-Space_10487.html
February 19, 2008
Scrutiny over biofuels is intensifying as it becomes clear that they are not the cure-all for curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and diversifying energy supply, as this...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Biofuels-No-Silver-Bullet_10357.html
February 4, 2008
Chemical industry CEOs are less confident about business prospects over the next 12 months than executives in other sectors, but they are generally more upbeat about the potential for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Assessing-CEO-Confidence_10138.html
January 22, 2008
Efforts by U.S. chemical makers to increase exposure to China and other emerging markets appear to be helping them cope with weakness at home. PPG Industries reported a 30%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Emerging-Strength-in-2008_9858.html
December 18, 2007
The 2008 U.S. presidential election is likely to bring legislative and regulatory activity to a crawl as both parties turn attention to presidential campaigns. “Not much is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/A-Tough-Policy-Environment_9272.html
December 18, 2007
Discussions at the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) second annual forum, held December 11-13 in Dubai, illustrate that it is no longer accurate to tag the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/The-Mideast-Matures_9379.html
November 21, 2007
Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and co-founder of private equity firm Bain Capital, has an impressive roster of supporters from industry for the 2008 presidental election....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/A-Chemical-Candidate_8922.html
November 7, 2007
The ongoing credit crunch has put the brakes on large chemical M&A deals. Activity has slowed after a frenzied spring and early summer that saw $1-billion-plus deals frequently...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/M-and-A-in-the-Middle_8707.html
October 31, 2007
Chemical makers continue to struggle with high and volatile feedstock costs as third-quarter earnings reports demonstrate. Forecasts that energy and feedstock costs would moderate in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Facing-the-Feedstock-Challenge_8530.html
October 22, 2007
Third-quarter financial results due this week promise to show how well chemical makers are coping with the slowdown in U.S. manufacturing and with surging energy and feedstock costs...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Offsetting-U-S-Weakness_8421.html
October 12, 2007
The International Council of Chemical Associations’ (ICCA; Brussels) has released its inaugural review of the global chemical industry, highlighting the expansion of Responsible...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Taking-Care-Globally_8323.html
October 2, 2007
Discussion around climate change heated up last week with separate meetings on the subject convened by the United Nations (U.N.) and Bush Administration. Chemical makers, meanwhile...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Warming-to-Climate-Policy-Changes_8081.html
September 25, 2007
CW’s Billion Dollar Club, compiled by senior associate editor Kerri Walsh, offers an annual glimpse of changes at the top of the global chemical sector....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Keeping-Score_7963.html
September 21, 2007
The Society of Chemical Industry (American Section) awarded the Perkin Medal, the highest honor in American industrial chemistry, to biochemist and Genentech co-founder Herbert Boyer at a reception in Philadelphia last week....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/The-DNA-of-Innovation_7764.html
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