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June 24, 2013
China is in the midst of a surge in coal-to-chemicals investment, says Paul Pang, managing director of IHS Chemical China....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/China-Location-is-the-key-to-Chinas-new-generation-of-coal-chemicals_51465.html
June 21, 2013
Suppliers to the semiconductor sector say the outlook for electronic chemicals is improving following a dip in late 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Electronic-chemicals-Chip-market-set-for-rebound_53001.html
June 3, 2013

The chemical industry continues to face widespread public mistrust despite being an enabler of advances that are key to solving global challenges as well as efforts to improve product and process safety. Increased transparency and stakeholder dialogue about industry’s considerable corporate social responsibility efforts should help reshape public perception.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Corporate-social-responsibility-Pursuing-the-triple-bottom-line_52449.html
May 31, 2013
The chemical industry ranks 15th out of 18 business sectors in terms of public trust in the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, an annual survey of 26,000 respondents across 26 countries...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Who-do-you-trust-Chemical-makers-forming-poor-bond-with-public_52450.html
May 28, 2013
Europe’s chemical distributors struggled to increase revenue last year. Any growth they achieved was most likely in the first half of 2012 as the already weak European economy deteriorated toward year-end. Conditions remained tough in the first quarter of 2013, and companies say the market may not grow this year. Meanwhile, industry consolidation continues as distributors seek to boost their geographic footprint or fill gaps in their portfolios through acquisitions....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Distribution-Momentum-slows-in-a-challenging-market_52091.html
May 9, 2013
Chemical revenues and operating earnings were up again in 2011 as industry recovery continued. BASF claimed the top spot for the sixth straight year in CW’s Billion-Dollar Club...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Billion-Dollar-Club-Asian-Mideast-Producers-Reshape-Top-Ranks_46281.html
May 9, 2013
Japan's chemical makers are hoping that their strong commitment to innovation and new aggressive government stimulus will recharge growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Japan-Producers-look-to-innovation-and-weaker-yen-to-spark-rebound_51524.html
May 6, 2013
Strategic positioning and innovation are key components of maintaining high margins and profitability for specialty chemicals. Companies with strong research and innovation capabilities, close customer relationships, and a fine-grained view of markets and products will stay ahead of the curve, producers and analysts say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Managing-specialty-chemicals-Markets-margins-and-innovation_51714.html
May 3, 2013
The home health care sector has been receiving significant attention from Europe-based industrial gases companies in recent years. Changing demographics, government austerity measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Air-Liquide-and-Linde-bet-on-home-health-care-sector-to-drive-growth_51696.html
May 3, 2013
Industrial gas makers are seeing modest volume gains in early 2013. Demand tends to track domestic and global industrial production, and the segment is seeing modest signs of growth in the United States and stronger prospects in China....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-gas-market-grows-with-global-economy-prospects-for-growth-emerge-in-China_51711.html
April 17, 2013

New applications for adhesives, including in automotive and aerospace, are helping drive growth in the sector as demand in large segments, such as construction, picks up.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Adhesives-Steady-growth-to-stick-around_51115.html
April 1, 2013

Chemical makers are sharpening focus on the business of sustainability and placing it at the center of growth strategies. For many, the practice of sustainability is already generating huge benefits in efficiency and profits. Providing for the energy, water, food, housing, mobility, and hygiene needs of a growing population—all while mitigating climate change and dwindling resources—is creating large market opportunities.

Producers say their companies are uniquely positioned to help solve looming global challenges posed by population growth, climate change, and constrained natural resources. Embedding sustainability in day-to-day operations and refocusing product portfolios and innovation on solutions to meet the needs of human development are vital to top-line growth and long-term viability, they say.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Sustainability-Solving-global-challenges_50835.html
March 19, 2013
Europe’s approach to shale remains cautious. The European petrochemical industry’s hopes that shale exploration and exploitation will take hold, as it is in the United States, continue to be tempered by sociopolitical pressures at the EU decision-making level....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Shale-gas-Europe-is-taking-too-long_50552.html
March 19, 2013

Shale gas development has granted the US chemical industry a renewed lease on life by driving costs down, pushing margins up, and attracting a flood of capital investment.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petrochemicals-Shale-reopens-the-tap-on-US-production_50551.html
March 12, 2013
Chemical sector M&A activity slipped in 2012 as economic uncertainty and a scarcity of available quality assets dragged down volumes despite favorable market conditions. Strong...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/M-and-A-The-markets-missing-pieces_50369.html
March 6, 2013
Stronger demand for transportation fuels in emerging economies continues to boost prospects for refinery catalyst makers, although concerns about the strength of global economic recovery has injected uncertainty into 2013 forecasts. As suppliers invest to build capacity to serve high-growth markets in Asia, the Mideast, and South America, opportunities to provide innovative products to address heavier crudes in North America have arisen....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Refinery-catalysts-Strong-fundamentals-trump-uncertainty_50176.html
February 15, 2013
The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) industry will see further growth in the near term, and Western manufacturers are making additional investments as they prepare to take...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Pharma-ingredients-Western-manufacturers-prepare-for-further-expansion_49845.html
February 11, 2013
The specialty chemicals sector in India offers tremendous growth opportunities for manufacturers as a result of rising domestic demand and the untapped potential that exists in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/India-Huge-untapped-potential-for-specialty-chemicals_49643.html
January 25, 2013
Alam: Detergent makers searching for value. In a difficult environment, with cost-conscious consumers, surfactant makers say that product differentiation is a critical factor in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Surfactants-Product-differentiation-key-to-success-in-difficult-times_49304.html
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