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April 20, 2012
Rising titanium ore feedstock costs and a lack of new production capacity for titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments in the foreseeable future are driving TiO2 prices sky-high. Depleting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Chronic-Tightness-Plagues-Titanium-Dioxide-Market_42828.html
April 20, 2012
Paints and coatings makers are more optimistic about growth prospects than in recent years as the construction business in North America starts to show signs of recovery and industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Paints-and-Coatings-Demand-Grows-as-Costs-Rise_42829.html
April 11, 2012
After surviving the Great Recession and its aftermath, industry executives have turned to growth strategies over the past year, including large-scale M&A. Billion-dollar plus deals have made a big comeback since early 2011....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/M-and-A-Return-of-the-Megadeal_42530.html
March 26, 2012
A surge in shale gas production is rapidly transforming the North American petrochemical industry, improving the cost position of producers and prompting major plans for new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petrochemicals-Shale-Gas-Restores-U-S-Competitiveness_42235.html
March 16, 2012
The first quarter of 2012 has been better than expected for the plastics industry. Leading producers of polyolefins say they are optimistic that the market is recovering. “A...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Plastics-Demand-Resilience-Amid-Uncertainty_42044.html
March 16, 2012
Verity: Costly propylene caused slight slowdown in PP growth. Global consumption of polypropylene (PP) reached more than 50 million m.t. last year, accounting for 26% of demand for all...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Polypropylene-Growth-Continues-Despite-Higher-Costs-and-Substitution_42045.html
March 5, 2012
Leading industrial gases companies including Air Liquide, Air Products, Linde, and Praxair are showing resilience in a tough economic climate. Plant start-ups, particularly in emerging...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-Gases-Emerging-Markets-New-Applications-Lift-Growth_41711.html
March 2, 2012
The manufacture of some carpets is becoming more sustainable with assistance from chemical firms including Dow Chemical and DSM. Leading carpet producers around the world are adopting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Sustainability-Flooring-Producers-Lay-Out-Cradle-to-Cradle-Approach_41688.html
February 23, 2012
The Indian chemical industry, largely unaffected by the global economic slowdown and European debt crisis, continues on its growth path. The country’s petrochemical and specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/India-World-Scale-Ambitions_41411.html
February 21, 2012
Mitra: Doubling investments in petchems. India’s petrochemical and polymer sectors are set for a major boost under the country’s 12th five-year plan, which runs through...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petrochemicals-and-Polymers-Sector-Poised-for-Major-Expansion_41412.html
February 13, 2012
The contract fine chemicals market is becoming more competitive, leading contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) and analysts say. The global pharmaceutical outsourcing market is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Pharmaceuticals-Asian-Contract-Manufacturers-Pose-Challenge-to-Western-Firms_41260.html
January 30, 2012
European authorities have approved a restriction of the use of phosphates in consumer laundry and automatic dishwasher detergents by June 30, 2013, and January 1, 2017, respectively...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/EU-Parliament-Approves-Phosphate-Ban_40838.html
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
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