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January 30, 2012
Soap and detergent makers are hopeful of seeing a small improvement in demand and margins this year, after 2011 was marked by weaker-than-expected consumer demand and rising commodity costs. The outlook for consumer spending is murky, but companies say margins should improve as price increases take hold and that innovation will remain a driver of market-share gains....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Soaps-and-Detergents-Commodity-Costs-Weak-Demand-Pinch-Soapers_40840.html
January 30, 2012
Rosenberg: Work on TSCA imperative. Improving the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), work on a planned ACI sustainability charter, and preventing attempts to undermine...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Soaps-and-Detergents-Rosenberg-Details-ACIs-2012-Agenda_40799.html
January 27, 2012
Global consumption of detergents is expected to grow at or around GDP in 2012, producers say. The key developing regions of China, Eastern Europe, and India are expected to continue...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Soaps-and-Detergents-Performance-Trends-Drive-Demand_40837.html
January 20, 2012
Urgent demands to reduce industrial water use, increase recycling, improve energy efficiency, and increase supplies for drinking water and agricultural applications will drive demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Water-Treatment-Scarcity-and-Sustainability-Drive-Growth_40625.html
January 10, 2012
Banholzer: Spending more in 2011. Thomas: Using CO2 as raw material. Bock: Strong research culture. Investment among the top 50 largest chemicals R&D spenders increased 7.3%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/R-and-D-Spending-Goes-Up_39832.html
January 9, 2012
The year 2012 will start as an uneven one for financial markets, as the euro crisis casts its shadow over the global economy and some segments of the bond market. Yet while sovereign...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/M-and-A-The-Good-the-Bad-the-Uncertain_40278.html
January 9, 2012
Industrial gases firms expect demand and earnings to grow again in 2012 as new capacity comes onstream and manufacturing growth in emerging markets offsets weakness in developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-Gases-Steady-Advance_40277.html
January 9, 2012
Global spending on medicines will reach almost $1.1 trillion by 2015, reflecting a slowing compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3%-6% over the next five years, says consulting firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fine-Chemicals-Growth-Slows-for-Drugs-and-APIs_40276.html
January 9, 2012
Global demand for fertilizers is forecast to grow 3.8%/year through 2013, to 415 million m.t., driven by renewed investment after users pulled back in response to the high prices and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fertilizers-Recovery-Boosts-Demand_40275.html
January 9, 2012
Demand for renewable materials is expected to post strong gains in 2012, as large-scale projects progress, availability increases, and partnerships along the supply chain continue the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Renewables-Peak-Investment-Year_40274.html
January 9, 2012
High crop prices should drive solid demand for seeds and crop protection products in 2012, and glyphosate-resistant weeds and new seed technologies could help second-tier firms such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Agchems-and-Seeds-Headed-for-Another-Solid-Year_40273.html
January 9, 2012
Demand in the North American chlor-alkali sector is forecast to slightly grow this year. Demand for caustic soda in North America is expected to grow about 2.3% this year, to about...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Chlor-alkali-Demand-to-Grow-Slightly_40272.html
January 9, 2012
Global demand for specialty chemicals is expected to grow 3.7% in 2012, after 3.5% growth last year, ACC says. “Gains in basic chemicals will slow in 2012 with specialties...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Specialty-Chemicals-Improvement-and-Challenges_40271.html
January 9, 2012
Most polymer makers expect a modest improvement in the overall economy in 2012, perhaps as much as 2%, with polymer demand keeping pace and growing slightly above growth in the overall...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Polymers-Modest-Improvement-Ahead_40270.html
January 9, 2012
The increase in shale gas production has dramatically transformed the outlook for North American energy supplies and for the petrochemical industry. Petrochemical makers in particular...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Feedstocks-Boosted-by-Shale-Gas-Production_40269.html
January 9, 2012
Petrochemical producers expect a stronger year as demand continues to recover and capacity additions in the Mideast slow. Global demand for ethylene is expected to increase 3.9% in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petrochemicals-Stronger-Demand-Expected_40268.html
January 9, 2012
The coming year “promises to be one of key importance” to industry in terms of European regulations, says Giles Chappell, attorney at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/European-Union-Reach-Review-Looming_40267.html
January 9, 2012
ACC’s priorities in Washington this year include work on legislation for revising the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and improvements to the U.S. EPA’s Integrated Risk...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Washington-Tracking-TSCA-IRIS-and-Fracking_40266.html
January 9, 2012
Economic growth in the Asia/Pacific region will be about 5% in 2012, similar to the growth rate in 2011, a recent report by analysts at IHS Global Insight (London) says. Risks loom...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Asia-Expansion-Continues_40265.html
January 9, 2012
India’s economic expansion is expected to slow in 2012, with a GDP growth forecast of 7%-8% for the fiscal years ending March 31, 2012 and 2013, compared with growth of 8.5% in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/India-Chemicals-Outperform-Economy_40264.html
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