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October 3, 2014
Dow Chemical expects to have buyers for the Angus Chemical Company, sodium borohydride, and AgroFresh businesses by the end of the year, confirming earlier reports that it would divest...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Dow-confirms-plans-to-sell-Angus-sodium-borohydride-and-AgroFresh-_64242.html
October 1, 2014
Platform says it $1-billion purchase of Chemtura AgroSolutions is 'on schedule to close next month.'...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Platform-closes-purchase-of-Agriphar_64203.html
September 29, 2014
LyondellBasell’s supervisory board has formed a committee to choose Gallogly’s successor...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/LyondellBasell-CEO-Gallogly-to-retire-in-early-2015_64124.html
September 26, 2014
Total says it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire Total’s wholly owned adhesives subsidiary, Bostik (Paris)....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Arkema-to-buy-Totals-Bostik-adhesives-unit-for-&euro1-74-billion_64011.html
September 26, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries is evaluating a further expansion project at Channelview, TX, to add up to 550 million lbs/year of ethylene. Preliminary engineering work is under way and, if...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/LyondellBasell-planning-to-further-expand-ethylene-at-Channelview_64035.html
September 26, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has reached an agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17 billion. The agreed price of $140/share represents a 37% premium to...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Merck-KGaA-to-acquire-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_64036.html
September 26, 2014
Bayer has announced plans to separate Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the company’s polyurethanes (PUs) and polycarbonates (PCs) operations, and float it on the stock exchange within 12–18 months. “Our intention is to create two top global corporations: Bayer as a world-class innovation company in the life sciences businesses and MaterialScience as a leading player in polymers,” says Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Bayer-to-float-MaterialScience-on-the-stock-exchange_64037.html
September 26, 2014

The extent and scale of World War I brought far-reaching impacts on the countries involved and transformed industry....

http://www.chemweek.com/lab/CW-centennial-Pondering-the-past-peering-into-the-future_63780.html
September 22, 2014
The risks and uncertainties characterizing the current economic environment—such as high sovereign debt, regional conflicts fueled by fundamentalism, disputes about land and resources, and the battle for raw materials—are likely to persist. These limit the predictability of long-term economic developments....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-Meeting-the-challenge-of-population-growth-and-securing-essentials-for-all_63814.html
September 22, 2014
The age of sustainability is upon us. We have been talking about—or around—the subject for many years now, but I believe that the pressure that has been growing within society is about to explode. We feel the pulse of the sustainability movement everywhere we look, particularly with customers, consumers, suppliers, and legislators....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-Industrys-role-is-driving-sustainability_63807.html
September 22, 2014
Development and commerical activity during the 1940s was driven by efforts to support both sides during World War II....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/1940s-Materials-advance-in-the-shadow-of-conflict_63782.html
September 18, 2014
Today, disruptive transformation is at work both within our industry and because of it. We are, at long last, seeing our industry for what it is—a means of solving challenges while creating tremendous value for our customers, shareholders, and society alike....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-Prospering-at-the-intersections-of-the-sciences_63804.html
September 18, 2014
Air Products will reorganize into seven segments and sharpen focus on its core industrial gas operations under a plan announced today by new chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Air-Products-realignment-sharpens-focus-on-gases_63888.html
September 17, 2014
Historically, the chemical industry has evolved by developing products and technologies to address the changing needs of its value chain. Recently, our industry has begun to face far greater challenges....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-The-opportunities-and-challenges-for-the-chemical-industry_63815.html
September 17, 2014
Perhaps the greatest macroeconomic trend that will impact industry and the world is the changing face of energy—from the form it comes in, to where we get, to who is using it and how....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-Energys-changing-landscape_63811.html
September 17, 2014
On behalf of Chemtura’s employees, management, and board of directors, I congratulate the editors and staff of IHS Chemical Week on your publication’s 100th anniversary. CW has provided thought-provoking and informative coverage of the trends, issues, and events over the last century that have transformed our industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-Middle-class-growth-and-the-promise-of-chemistry_63810.html
September 17, 2014
The future of the coatings industry will require innovative solutions to address our customers’ greatest needs and challenges....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-Innovative-coatings-and-materials-must-address-energy_63809.html
September 17, 2014
An extraordinary turn of events is underway in the petrochemical industry. The shale revolution has sparked a new wave of energy supply, creating a manufacturing renaissance—one we haven’t seen in my lifetime—right here in the United States. There is, however, one critical element that could throttle this opportunity—the availability of technically skilled workers to build, operate, and maintain the $100-billion or more of announced US chemical projects....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-The-looming-need-for-skilled-workers_63808.html
September 17, 2014
I believe the single biggest factor for the chemical industry in the next 30 years is global population growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-Meeting-the-needs-of-the-next-billion_63806.html
September 17, 2014
It is extremely difficult in a hypercompetitive world to anticipate 20 years ahead. Identifying trends and charting a path for the future while managing profound and rapid changes in energy, technology, the global economy, and geopolitics is a challenge for any leader....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Looking-forward-Getting-and-staying-fit-for-the-future_63805.html
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