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September 22, 2016
BASF has returned to the top spot in CW’s annual ranking of the industry’s largest companies by revenue after ceding the top spot to China’s Sinopec last year....
September 8, 2016
Low crude oil and naphtha prices and the weak euro have helped improve margins for certain Europe-based petrochemical producers....
September 8, 2016
Building a sustainable energy future is an enormously complex challenge. Demand for energy will continue to rise as populations and prosperity increase, but at the same time the world must address the question of climate change and the growing population....
September 1, 2016
Economic growth in China is expected to slow further this year and in 2017, but the country’s shift to a more sustainable growth model with greater energy efficiency together with rising urbanization provide huge opportunities for Chinese and overseas chemical companies....
August 18, 2016
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing), China’s fastest-growing chemicals firm, has embarked on a massive expansion and restructuring plan, dubbed 3+1, which will shift the company’s focus to material science, life science, and advanced manufacturing....
August 18, 2016
In 2015, the chemical industry was roiled by unstable stock markets, uneven demand, and economic uncertainty. Pay growth for the industry’s top leaders was sluggish in this environment....
August 4, 2016
The collapse of crude oil prices has hit Canada’s energy sector hard, particularly in the province of Alberta, which has rediscovered the advantages of a diversified economy that includes value-adding industries such as petrochemicals....
July 21, 2016
Billionaire Wilbur Ross, founder and head of private equity firm WL Ross & Co. LLC (New York, New York), has entered chemical distribution and expects the investment will not be his last in chemicals. A special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by WL Ross acquired Nexeo Solutions LLC from TPG Capital (San Francisco, California) for $1.7 billion in June....
July 21, 2016

Large-scale mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continue to transform the industry. While the parade of multibillion dollar deals cannot go on forever, dealmakers expect the strong activity to continue for the foreseeable future.

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July 8, 2016
Dow Chemical Co. is undertaking value chain assessments (VCAs) in its consumer-care business with an eye toward educating sales staff and customers about the sustainability of existing...
July 8, 2016
Industry officials are hopeful that long-awaited reform of the nation’s 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will boost public confidence in the regulation of chemicals, providing an effective framework that augments the industry’s own advocacy, product safety, stewardship, and outreach efforts under programs such as Responsible Care....
June 23, 2016
Underwhelming smartphone innovation and weaker demand for consumer electronics are expected to weigh on near-term sales of semiconductors. Suppliers, however, say the outlook is...
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