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November 16, 2012
Chemical distribution remains a largely regional businesses. Some companies, most notably Brenntag and Univar, have strong positions on either side of the Atlantic, but no one yet...
November 9, 2012
Emerging market demand for fuels, chemicals, and materials will continue to buoy global catalyst consumption, even if China’s economic slump persists, catalyst makers say. New...
October 26, 2012
Latin America's prospects in chemicals have shifted due in part to the cost advantage of facilities based on the US Gulf Coast, which source shale gas-derived ethane. Investments planned for the region are being delayed as companies reassess their competitive position....
October 26, 2012
Mexico, one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America, continues to see strong manufacturing growth as investments, particularly in manufacturing of high-value consumer...
October 12, 2012
Global polypropylene (PP) demand growth rates are expected to decline in the next five years, producers and analysts say. PP is in oversupply and this is expected to continue, leading...
October 5, 2012
The chemical industry's view of sustainability efforts has shifted from a compliance- or reputation-driven overhead cost to a core platform for technological innovation, bottom-line...
October 5, 2012
Organizations worldwide now regard sustainability as a top priority for achieving business goals. Once relegated to facility-level status, sustainability initiatives now have...
September 21, 2012
The global active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) industry is very competitive, and manufacturers are faced with several challenges, including pricing pressure, rising costs, and...
August 31, 2012
China has been the main engine of growth for the global economy and chemical industry during the past decade. But slower economic growth in China this year is softening domestic demand...
August 31, 2012
Prices of rare earths, which skyrocketed in the first half of 2011 but fell sharply in the second half of that year, will remain steady in the near term, says a recent report by China...
August 31, 2012
The Chinese government announced on August 23 that the police have resolved 185,000 criminal cases in the past year as part of a crackdown on substandard food and drugs. A total of...
August 21, 2012
Surging unconventional natural gas resources is presenting new opportunities for petrochemical producers in both eastern and western Canada, but a shortage of natural gas flowing across the border presents players with near-term ethane supply challenges....
August 3, 2012
When Jim O’Brien took the helm as Ashland CEO in 2002, he operated a company with cyclical earnings, low margins, and some ill-fitting parts. James O’Brien Ashland’s...
August 3, 2012
Chemical industry executives saw considerable gains in overall compensation in 2011. The median increase for the 42 CEOs who held the same title in 2011 and 2010 was 7.7%. That is down...
July 20, 2012
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia’s energy major Petronas’s chemical business, was listed on the Malaysian stock exchange at the end of 2010. The...
July 9, 2012
ACC is working on Responsible Care revisions that attempt to quell concerns about the safety of chemicals while maintaining the program’s focus on process safety and community...
July 6, 2012
The tragedy that beset Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, India on December 3, 1984 stands as one of the world’s worst industrial accidents. A pesticide plant operated by Union...
June 22, 2012
Growing trade with the U.S. and Canada, competitive raw materials, and proximity to the world’s largest market are reviving investor interest in Mexico. Its cross-border...
June 22, 2012
Nieto: PRI will push for changes to the energy sector. Mota: Fiscal policy reforms are crucial. Obrador: Eliminate corruption. Mexico’s presidential elections are scheduled for...
June 22, 2012
Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, has struggled to combat stolen natural gas liquids (NGL) condensate at its production sites across the country. Criminal gangs have been...
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