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April 23, 2010
Logistics Provider Fills a Profitable Void Odyssey Logistics and Technology’s (OL&T; Danbury, CT) CEO Bob Shellman took a winning gamble when in 2003 he identified a void in...
April 12, 2010
FMC stands ready to deliver on the growth potential of its crop protection and specialty chemical businesses. Pierre Brondeau, a former executive with Rohm and Haas (R&H) and Dow Chemical, took over as CEO from William Walter on January 1. The resilience of the company’s portfolio showed in 2009 as FMC posted its second highest annual earnings at $4.15/share despite tough economic conditions....
March 26, 2010
Returning demand and careful cost control are lifting the 2010 outlook. Rockwood Holdings says it is well-positioned to capitalize on its strengths and outperform in the economic...
March 13, 2010
Building on ‘Unique’ Strengths Following Change of Ownership Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia), the world’s leading producer of oleochemicals from natural oils...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.


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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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."...
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