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August 22, 2013
Syngenta (Basel), the leading global producer of crop protection chemicals and the third-largest seeds player, has ambitious goals. The company, in 2011, combined the commercial operations of these two businesses to serve farmers with an integrated, crop-by-crop offering....
August 22, 2013
Although it may sound strange in this era of the North American shale gale, Canada’s ethylene producers are short on feedstock. Shale has dramatically reduced natural gas prices throughout North America, but the impacts have been different for the United States and Canada. Whereas US producers are running crackers full-out and racing to erect new ones, Canadian producers are scrounging every nook and cranny for loose scraps of ethane. A decline in natural gas exports from Alberta has crimped supplies of natural gas liquids (NGLs), but the situation is temporary, say industry watchers....
August 8, 2013
Chemical majors are collaborating with biotechnology companies to develop chemicals derived from renewable feedstocks....
August 8, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco), a leading bioproducts company leveraging algae to produce tailored triglycerides, is poised for breakout growth as commerical production ramps up....
July 25, 2013
A surge in revenues and profits from shale gas helped lift US chemical profits in 2012—and took executive pay along with them. This year’s CW survey shows that the median increase for the 37 CEOs who held the same title in 2012 and 2011 was 19%, up from the 7.7% jump in 2011. Of the 43 total CEOs reported this year, only 5 changed from 201—showing a consistency in leadership over the past few years....
July 11, 2013
Dow Chemical’s advanced materials business aims to combine the scale of Dow with the customer intimacy of Rohm and Haas, its landmark 2009 acquisition...
June 28, 2013
ACC’s recently completed review of Responsible Care has resulted in the most significant changes to the program in at least 10 years, including the addition of product safety and...
June 20, 2013
Suppliers to the semiconductor sector say the outlook for electronic chemicals is improving following a dip in late 2012....
June 6, 2013
Engineering and construction (E&C) firms serving the chemical industry are enjoying an upsurge in their fortunes....
May 30, 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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May 30, 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...
May 16, 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....
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