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May 23, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) will, by mid-2013, take over the marketing and distribution of all chemicals and petrochemicals produced in Qatar....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Muntajat-a-new-gateway-to-Qatars-chemicals-Output-will-more-than-double-by-2020_51686.html
May 23, 2013
 Stolt-Nielsen posted a fall in unaudited net profits for the first quarter of 2013 to $1.5 million, from $8 million in the corresponding quarter of 2012, on sales of $519.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Stolt-Nielsen-reports-lower-first-quarter-net-profits_51685.html
May 23, 2013
Vopak reports a 1% decrease in first-quarter operating profit excluding exceptional items, to €138.4 million ($180 million), compared with the first quarter of last year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Vopaks-profit-slips-in-the-first-quarter_51684.html
May 23, 2013
Odfjell Tankers and National Chemical Carriers (NCC; Riyadh) have agreed to dissolve their pool of 40,000–45,000 deadweight (dwt) m.t. coated chemical tankers, effective 1 June....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Odfjell-and-Saudi-Arabias-NCC-to-discontinue-tanker-pool_51683.html
April 15, 2013
Huntsman CEO Peter Huntsman says the company will continue its push downstream to “derivatize” more of its output while expanding in the United States to take advantage of competitive natural gas prices....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Huntsman-continues-downstream-push-US-investment-builds-as-gas-costs-drop_51142.html
March 19, 2013
Saudi Aramco (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), already an upstream oil and gas powerhouse and a major oil refiner in Saudi Arabia and around the globe, is on a mission to extend its leadership...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Aramco-A-chemicals-giant-in-waiting_50494.html
November 16, 2012
R&D emphases continue to shift toward foci on sustainability, renewables, and green chemistry. Companies are also spending more to improve their products, and the targets are on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Sustainability-drives-R-and-D-efforts_47728.html
November 9, 2012
Butti: Market was receptive to Songwon's strategy. Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea), the second-biggest producer of polymer stabilizers, behind BASF, has made rapid progress since...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Songwon-accelerates-its-international-expansion_47567.html
October 26, 2012
Elmslie: In 2010, sales in Asia exceeded BP's combined petrochemical sales in Europe and the United States. BP is back on the expansion trail in petrochemicals. The company plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/BP-invests-in-petrochemicals_47160.html
August 31, 2012
Preissler: Expecting growth in 2012. The performance materials business unit of DKSH (Zurich) is seeking to expand its specialty chemicals distribution network in Asia and Europe. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/DKSH-Performance-Materials-Expands-Boosting-Networks-in-Asia-and-Europe_45929.html
July 20, 2012
Chambers: CFO role is evolving, expanding. When Lamar Chambers took over as CFO of Ashland in May 2008, he was thrown right into the fire. In July 2008, Ashland announced its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/SFO-of-the-Year-Lamar-Chambers-Managing-a-Difficult-Transformation_44936.html
June 1, 2012
Use of social media platforms are growing at an exponential rate in the digital age. The chemicals industry is no exception, with 35 of the 50 largest companies in the CW Billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Social-Chemistry-Twitter-Expands-Web-Engagement_43797.html
May 21, 2012

David Weidman, who retired as Celanese chairman and CEO in early April, reflected in a recent interview with CW on what has changed in industry, noting what has successfully differentiated companies in the past may not necessarily work in a more global environment. “Companies must build businesses that can grow,” Weidman says. “The ‘polish the stone’ strategy will not work going forward. There needs to be strategy based on growth, it needs to be based on technology, and it needs to be much more global and international than most companies have been in the past. Being the same or marginally better than competition will not be sufficient.”

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Celaneses-Weidman-Reflects-on-Industry_43554.html
April 27, 2012
Schapeler: Extensive testing program. Bayer’s inventions within the past 100 years include polycarbonates used in products such as ski goggles and compact discs, neonicotinoid...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Electroactive-Polymers-The-New-Buzz-at-Bayer_43012.html
March 26, 2012
Malik: More products in the high-tech pipeline. Ampac Fine Chemicals (AFC; Rancho Cordova, CA), the wholly owned pharmaceutical fine chemicals subsidiary of American Pacific Corp...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/AFC-Uses-Technology-to-Turn-Loss-into-Profit_42211.html
February 21, 2012
Biobutanol Scale-up: Butamax operates a $50- million demonstration plant at Hull, U.K. While recent biofuels headlines have been dominated by cellulosic ethanol, a biofuels producer...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Butamax-Leads-Way-for-Biobutanol-Blendstock-Retrofit-Model-a-Winner_41437.html
February 21, 2012
Last year was, in the aggregate, a strong year for chemicals M&A, but uncertainty from the European debt crisis and weaker demand slowed the market in the second half. The equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/M-and-A-in-2011-A-Tale-of-Two-Halves_41421.html
January 20, 2012
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO), a biotechnology start-up, is moving steadily toward a goal of building and operating its first multi-product biorefinery for producing chemicals, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/ZeaChem-Advances-First-Multi-Product-Biorefinery-C2-Chain-Process-Testing-Gets-Underway_40589.html
December 29, 2011
Executive Team Leads Next Round of Renewables Luverne, MN: Gevo’s first commercial-scale unit. Biobased chemical firm Gevo (Englewood, CA) is bullish about prospects after...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Gevo-Ramps-Up-Post-IPO_38143.html
December 19, 2011
Entering a New Phase of Capacity Additions, Innovative Products Emery Oleochemicals (Shah Alam, Malaysia), one of the biggest producers of oleochemicals from natural resources, is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Emery-Oleochemicals-Expands_39819.html
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