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June 12, 2014
Samsung Engineering, a leading engineering and contruction (E&C) player, is headed by Choong Heum Park, who was appointed CEO in September 2013. In an exclusive interview with CW, he shares his views on the industry and Samsung Engineering’s aspirations....
June 12, 2014
E&C companies are focusing on the United States and Canada for projects based on shale gas....
June 12, 2014
Sensient Technologies—fresh off an eventful first half of 2014 during which a new CEO took the helm, immediately followed by a proxy fight—is aiming to grow by moving its ingredients businesses in flavors, fragrances, and colors into higher-value, higher-margin products and businesses....
May 29, 2014
Research spending in the German chemical industry climbed to a record €9.6 billion in 2012, an increase of 6.0% compared with that in 2011, according to VCI. The chemical-pharmaceutical industry wants to increase R&D spending in 2014 to €10 billion, according to VCI....
May 29, 2014
ACC CEO Cal Dooley highlighted the group’s efforts to advance product and process safety in the opening address at May’s Responsible Care Conference at Miami. Responsible Care product and process safety codes introduced by ACC last year provide the foundation for industry to effectively address public concerns about chemical safety, Dooley says....
May 22, 2014

US competitiveness in polyethylene production and the growing use of coal-to-olefin technologies to produce polypropylene in China promise to alter trade flows for these products. Overcapacity continues to cloud the global outlook for polyvinyl chloride, but North American producers are considerably advantaged thanks to shale gas, which enables them to gain market share in South America. Polystyrene, meanwhile, is recovering, and Asia is expected to drive further growth.

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May 22, 2014
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is likely to be a difficult business for many years to come. Overcapacity has pushed worldwide plant utilization rates to historic lows, and supply will far...
May 22, 2014
the polystyrene (PS) market has been tough. Prices have doubled in the last 10 years, opening the door to competition from alternatives such as polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene...
May 8, 2014

Europe’s chemical distributors are benefiting from the slow recovery in the region’s economy, which began in the second half of 2013 and has continued into 2014. Distributors are cautiously optimistic in their outlooks and expect their financial performances to improve.

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May 8, 2014
Müller: Setting ambitious growth targets. Azelis (Antwerp), a specialty chemicals distributor and one of Europe’s top five distributors, with sales of about €1...
May 8, 2014
North America has come back into focus for industrial gas makers thanks to shale gas. Capital investment has increased as major players compete for Gulf Coast pipeline expansions, on-site air separation units, and other bulk and packaged gas sales....
April 24, 2014

While sharp yen depreciation and aggressive fiscal stimulus have helped stabilize Japan’s economy, producers continue to target specialties and higher-performance materials for which value and competitive position have not set by energy or feedstock costs.

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