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September 3, 2010
Shifting into Growth Mode Restructuring, cost cutting, and crisis have been common themes with many chemical makers for the past two years. Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) was no...
August 20, 2010
Chemical Management Services Find Wider Appeal The market for chemical management services (CMS) has grown about 30%/year over the last few years, and Haas TCM (West Chester, PA)...
August 6, 2010
Algenol says it will begin producing algae-based ethanol next year Fuel derived from pond scum could be reaching American gas tanks as soon as next year. Algenol Biofuels (Naples, FL)...
June 4, 2010
Arkema Sets Sights on Growth in Industrial and Performance Products France’s largest chemical maker says it will waste no time enjoying the economic rebound. Arkema, armed with a...
May 21, 2010
Q&A on Managing Through Crisis and Recovery CW sat down with BASF CFO Kurt Bock in a recent interview to discuss the impact of the financial crisis, prospects for recovery and the...
May 14, 2010
Emergence from Bankruptcy Puts Company on Track to Grow After less than 16 months in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, LyondellBasell emerged largely intact with a lower cost base and...
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...
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