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September 7, 2007
The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) legislation took effect June 1, with the industry still awaiting crucial guidance on how the...
August 30, 2007

Financing for three $10-billion-plus industry deals appears firm.


August 21, 2007
The global credit squeeze that has shaken debt and equity markets during the past few weeks may cool the feverish pace of industry M&A. Banks are left holding debt of about $400...
August 9, 2007
One of the noteworthy elements of first-quarter results has been the ability of producers to maintain earnings strength despite poor U.S. markets. The primary cause of U.S. weakness is...
August 9, 2007
The American Section of the Société de Chimie Industrielle awarded its Palladium Medal last week to Nova Chemicals president and CEO Jeff Lipton, a deserving honor for...
August 7, 2007
Two deals last week demonstrate how private equity continues to reshape the industry’s landscape by assembling and building leading industry franchises. CVC Capital...
August 7, 2007
M&A activity continued to sizzle last week as two billion-dollar-plus deals surfaced on July 4th: Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners (London) agreed to pay €800 million...
August 1, 2007
Chemical makers have notched some key victories in Washington over the past two years, most notably on the plant security and natural gas fronts. However, activity in Washington last...
July 31, 2007
The state of the industry is strong, judging from the sentiment of senior industry executives gathered at ACC’s annual membership meeting at the Greenbrier resort in White...
July 30, 2007
Socma’s plans to form the International Center for Sustainable Chemistry could give chemical makers a meaningful role in determining what constitutes a “green”...
July 30, 2007
U.S. chemical makers closed out a strong 2006 by successfully navigating a difficult fourth-quarter operating environment. Weak U.S. volumes were offset by rebounds in Europe and...
July 27, 2007
Those rumors about a planned leveraged buyout of Dow Chemical may not have been exaggerated after all. Dow charged last week that Pedro Reinhard, a senior adviser, former CFO, and...
July 27, 2007
Three big petrochemical deals scattered across the globe last week provide timely news as the petrochemical industry descends on San Antonio this week for NPRA’s International...
July 27, 2007
Discussions at the Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) annual convention last week at Boca Raton, FL provide a glimpse into the changed regulatory environment faced by all...
July 26, 2007
Global petrochemical makers head into NPRA’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio next week in an upbeat mood, as our cover story demonstrates (p. 15). The...
July 26, 2007
We at CW join our colleagues at sister publication Chemical Engineering (CE) in mourning the loss of CE editor Nicholas P. Chopey, who died February 26th at the age of 74. Nick was a...
July 26, 2007
Petrochemical makers remain upbeat about prospects this year. Attendees at the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association’s (NPRA; Washington) International Petrochemical...
July 25, 2007
So much for the dog days of summer. This is turning out to be an extraordinary season for the industry. Three deals have eclipsed the $10-billion mark so far, and there have been a...
July 25, 2007
Chemical makers delivered first-quarter earnings that were in line with expectations, with a few exceptions, as robust growth in Asia and Europe offset U.S. housing and automotive...
July 25, 2007
Public perception may be that private equity firms are gobbling up whole parts of the chemical industry, but a closer look at the data shows that industry buyers remain the driving...
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