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July 29, 2009
Pierre Brondeau, CEO of Dow's Advanced Materials segment, is retiring and will be replaced by Jerome Peribere, currently CEO of Dow AgroSciences, the company says. Antonio Galindez...
May 5, 2009
A number of leading chemical companies are making cuts in marketing capabilities, an industry source told CW. Such cuts are generally in line with industry-wide reductions, and company...
April 15, 2009
The chemical industry has lost 32,700 jobs, or about 3.8% of its workforce, since the start of the recession in December 2007, says Kevin Swift, senior economist at ACC. However, the...
April 14, 2009
DuPont initiated unpaid leave on April 13, asking thousands of salaried workers worldwide to voluntarily take at least two weeks off, according to the Wilmington News-Journal, which...
April 3, 2009
The National Science Foundation (NSF; Washington) should receive stable and predictable levels of funding “for the continued health and vitality of the nation’s research...
April 3, 2009
The economic turmoil has brought about a dramatic shift in senior management’s business challenges as cutting and managing costs, frequently with huge layoffs, have become top...
February 23, 2009
Capturing the Potential of Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB; Duesseldorf), a biotech innovation network featuring 60 member companies, is drawing industry interest by...
February 19, 2009
The dearth of graduate chemists joining the chemicals industry in Europe as researchers is now “recognized” at the highest level as a threat to the industry, says Gernot...
January 9, 2009
Workforce planning presents an effective strategy for global manufacturing businesses to improve their talent management methods, according to a survey by consulting firm Deloitte...
December 5, 2008
George Washington University (GW; Washington) says it will establish the GW Institute for Nanotechnology, which will draw on expertise from multidisciplines, including chemistry and...
November 20, 2008
Chemical firms are finding it ever more difficult to attract and retain the workers that they need, according to speakers on CW’s November 18 webcast “Talent Management...
September 12, 2008
It took about 20 minutes and 18 questions in the final round of this year’s national You Be the Chemist Challenge before Christopher Pillay, an 8th grader from Elk Grove Village...
September 12, 2008
None of the 12 students from across the U.S. who took part in this year’s You Be the Chemist Challenge is afraid of tackling science. Just to sit on stage at the challenge, a...
September 8, 2008
Many have hailed the Beijing Olympics a success with its eye-catching, sophisticated stadiums and spectacular opening and closing ceremonies. The Olympics showcased modern China to the...
August 4, 2008
The Second Annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum attracted more than 800 delegates, a big increase on the 450 delegates who attended the first meeting...
June 18, 2008
Christopher Pillay, an eighth grader from Elk Grove Village, IL, beat out 11 other middle-school students last week to win the 2008 You Be the Chemist (YBTC) Challenge, a national...
May 20, 2008
The huge opportunities for the chemical industry in India were the main theme of the first annual joint Chemical Week/Indian Chemical Council (ICC; Mumbai) conference held recently in...
May 6, 2008
Rhodia (Paris) is in the final stages of a recovery program—a strict regime of portfolio rationalization, profitability enhancement, and refinancing—that rescued the company from financial meltdown....
April 22, 2008
Talent shortages loom in both Europe and North America but most firms are not paying enough attention to the issue, experts say. Such firms will likely begin to feel the effect of that...
March 4, 2008
Procter & Gamble (P&G) is seeking to collaborate with companies from all industries worldwide, including chemical firms, to help boost innovation, Jeffrey LeRoy...
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