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June 24, 2013
China is in the midst of a surge in coal-to-chemicals investment, says Paul Pang, managing director of IHS Chemical China....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/China-Location-is-the-key-to-Chinas-new-generation-of-coal-chemicals_51465.html
June 21, 2013
Suppliers to the semiconductor sector say the outlook for electronic chemicals is improving following a dip in late 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Electronic-chemicals-Chip-market-set-for-rebound_53001.html
June 19, 2013
Shin-Etsu says its US subsidiary Shintech will invest $500 million to expand chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride monomer, and polyvinyl chloride at production sites in Louisiana. Project completion is targeted for 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Shin-Etsu-to-invest-$500-million-to-boost-US-vinyls-capacity_52911.html
June 19, 2013
Alpek’s DAK Americas unit said today that it will shut all operations at its Cape Fear site near Wilmington, NC, where it produces purified terephthaic acid (PTA), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins, and polyester staple fiber. The closure of the site is expected to be completed by September 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/DAK-to-end-PET-PTA-production-at-Cape-Fear-site_52948.html
June 19, 2013
Shintech, the US subsidiary that anchors Shin-Etsu’s leading global position in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), celebrates in 2013 its 40th year of operation....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Shin-Etsus-Shintech-subsidiary-at-40_52665.html
June 13, 2013
The cracker has ethylene capacity of  646,000 m.t./year and coproduct propylene capacity of 43,000 m.t./year, according to IHS Chemical. An ongoing $450–500-million expansion project will increase ethylene capacity by 272,000 m.t./year, according to Williams, which had targeted completion of the project for the second half of 2013. Williams also operates a 270,000-m.t./year propylene splitter at the site....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Update-Explosion-at-Williamss-Geismar-cracker-kills-one-injures-73_52817.html
June 13, 2013
The company says first-half operating earnings will fall about 10% below the prior year since cool and wet weather in North America and Europe hurt agriculture and nutrition results....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/DuPont-expects-lower-second-quarter-earnings-citing-cool-weather_52815.html
June 10, 2013
Page: Value-added export potential. Russia, with its vast oil and gas reserves, forecasts annual GDP growth of 3.7% through 2020 and, as a favorable geographic location between China...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/A-Sleeping-Bear-Stirs_44968.html
June 6, 2013
Solvay plans to rationalize its European soda ash operations in order to improve its long-term profitability, the company announced today. Solvay signalled last year that it is working...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Solvay-to-close-soda-ash-plant-in-Portugal-reduce-costs-by-&euro100-million_52594.html
June 4, 2013
Personal care chemical manufacturers remain optimistic about industry’s outlook despite weakness in Western Europe, attendees at New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Suppliers’ Day, held recently at Edison, NJ, said. Attendees said the outlook has been buoyed by an improving economy, consumer spending, and growth in emerging markets. Some companies, however, have been feeling the effects of trading down among consumers, leading to lower demand for premium products, particularly in Europe....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Suppliers-Day-2013-Optimism-amid-shifting-preferences_52421.html
June 3, 2013

The chemical industry continues to face widespread public mistrust despite being an enabler of advances that are key to solving global challenges as well as efforts to improve product and process safety. Increased transparency and stakeholder dialogue about industry’s considerable corporate social responsibility efforts should help reshape public perception.

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http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Corporate-social-responsibility-Pursuing-the-triple-bottom-line_52449.html
May 31, 2013
Eastman announced today that it will invest $1.6 billion at its Kingsport, TN site over the next 7 years. Investment will focus on safety and environmental projects, increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Eastman-announces-$1-6-billion-investment-plan-for-Kingsport-site_52379.html
May 28, 2013
Europe’s chemical distributors struggled to increase revenue last year. Any growth they achieved was most likely in the first half of 2012 as the already weak European economy deteriorated toward year-end. Conditions remained tough in the first quarter of 2013, and companies say the market may not grow this year. Meanwhile, industry consolidation continues as distributors seek to boost their geographic footprint or fill gaps in their portfolios through acquisitions....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Distribution-Momentum-slows-in-a-challenging-market_52091.html
May 24, 2013
Shin-Etsu Chemical has acquired the 50% stake it did not already own in Asia Silicones Monomer (ASM; Rayong, Thailand) from General Electric Co.(GE) for 15 billion Japanese yen ($147.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Shin-Etsu-buys-GE-out-of-silicones-monomer-jv-in-Thailand_52278.html
May 23, 2013
Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) today announced the introduction of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013—a bipartisan effort to modernize the...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Lautenberg-Vitter-announce-bipartisan-bill-for-TSCA-modernization-UPDATED_52239.html
May 21, 2013
The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) announced today that Christopher Jahn, current president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), will become its president on 9...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/NACDs-Jahn-named-president-of-The-Fertilizer-Institute_52217.html
May 21, 2013
Haldor Frederik Axel Topsøe, founder of Haldor Topsøe (Copenhagen) passed away, shortly before his 100th birthday, after a brief illness, the company and his family...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Obituary-Haldor-Topsøe-passes-away_52185.html
May 15, 2013
Eastman Chemical has named executive v.p. Mark Costa as CEO effective 1 January 2014. Current chairman and CEO James Rogers will continue to serve as CEO until that dare and then will serve as executive chairman of the board....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Eastman-Chemical-names-Mark-Costa-as-next-CEO_52003.html
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