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December 11, 2009
Bonds Are Back, But Uneven debt markets, which froze along with the economy earlier this year, have mounted a rally in the past several months and chemical companies have taken...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Debt-Market-Opens-Up_23442.html
October 30, 2009
Start-up Firm TMO Prepares its Versatile Technology for Market Entry TMO Renewables (Guildford, U.K.), a start-up biotechnology firm, says it has developed a process capable of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Bioethanol-from-25-Feedstocks_22432.html
October 9, 2009
Changing Gears in a Growth Market While it has not been immune to the global recession, China has continued to enjoy growth that would be the envy of any Western economy, posting a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/China-From-Stimulus-to-Recovery_21842.html
September 10, 2009
Clariant’s focus for the next few years will be on restructuring as well as cash preservation and generation to support profitability and expansion by 2011 and beyond, Hariolf...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Clariant-Rebuilds-Momentum_18229.html
August 24, 2009
‘Bumping Along the Bottom’ and Uncertain About the Future Chemical M&A, like the economy itself, has stepped back from the abyss. But that does not mean activity is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/M-and-A-Outlook-Remains-Hazy_20963.html
August 7, 2009
Past Reforms Have Prevented a Full-Blown Crisis Mexico has suffered more than most countries from the global economic downturn as manufacturing declines were compounded by decreased...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Mexico-Rounds-the-Corner_20700.html
July 10, 2009

As global recession dents industry profits, Evonik is charting a course to a more defensible, and profitable, position in specialty chemicals through better alignment with customers and more effective pursuit of innovation.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Evonik-Degussa-Maintaining-Focus-Through-the-Downturn_20121.html
June 12, 2009
AgraQuest Capitalizes on Disease-Control and Higher Yield Trends Biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) was founded in 1995 on the principle that the natural world is fertile ground...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Biopesticide-Firm-Sees-a-Green-Future_19523.html
May 22, 2009
New Database Aims to Improve Inter-Company Communication A pioneering Internet-based system for screening and monitoring contractors is set to go live on June 1 in Texas City, TX. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Contractor-Safety-System-Debuts_19121.html
May 8, 2009
Companies Have Difficulty Raising Funds The credit crunch and related liquidity crisis is causing problems for chemical makers that need to refinance or restructure debt...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Credit-Crunch-Drains-Liquidity_18826.html
April 3, 2009
NPRA President The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington) held its 34th annual International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio last week. NPRA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Q-and-A-with-Charles-Drevna_18044.html
March 20, 2009
Outgoing Secretary General of GPCA The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) has expanded rapidly and today has more than 140 members. GPCA’s third annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Q-and-A-with-Abdullah-Al-Hagbani_17754.html
March 19, 2009
Shell’s CEO Jeroen van der Veer has disclosed that Shell plans to stop making major investments in hydrogen, solar and wind energy projects. Instead, the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Shell-Pulls-Back-from-Hydrogen-Future_17683.html
March 3, 2009
Expands Line of Polyketones The use of engineering plastic polyether ether ketone (PEEK) has long been favored in a range of high-performance applications for its durability...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Victrex-Focuses-on-New-Markets_17327.html
February 25, 2009
Asset sales are the “preferred option” for raising needed cash, says Craig Rogerson, who took the chairman and CEO job at Chemtura last December. The company is open to other options but, given Chemtura’s current valuation, an outright sale of the company or dilutive equity infusion are not attractive options....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Chemtura-Fights-for-Survival_17185.html
January 16, 2009
ExxonMobil Chemical says the economic and industry downturns are having little long-term impact on its operations as it continues with an expansion program to boost Asia and Mideast capacity during the next few years. "The broad outline of the conditions we are facing now is not a surprise,” says Stephen D. Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical. “The supply part of the equation was well-known. The extreme to which demand has been hit in late 2008 is clearly a surprise. It is not clear how much of that weakness is fundamental and how much of it is due to people staying on the sidelines."...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/ExxonMobil-Chemical-Stays-Flexible_16515.html
December 4, 2008
Biotechnology firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) is nearing the finish line in what has been a more than 10-year endeavor to commercialize polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a family of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Metabolix-Goes-Commercial_15550.html
September 12, 2008
The departure of Clariant CEO Jan Secher came as a surprise to some analysts because the company is in the process of a sweeping restructuring aimed at reducing costs and boosting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Clariant-CEOs-Departure-Surprises-Some-Analysts_14202.html
August 4, 2008
Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS), a joint venture between Shell Chemicals and a Japanese consortium led by Sumitomo Chemical, is working on several value-adding investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Singapores-PCS-Seeks-Added-Value_13436.html
August 4, 2008
The enormous buildup of capacity under way in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/GPCA-Challenges-in-the-Mideast_5355.html
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