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August 29, 2011
The Chinese government is increasingly conscious of environmental issues, including carbon emissions, and the safety of products, and it has launched several initiatives recently to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Government-Tackles-Environment-and-Safety-Issues_37140.html
August 29, 2011
China has emerged as the largest chemical industry in the world, in terms of output value. The country’s latest five-year plan, meanwhile, offers further growth opportunities for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/China-at-the-Summit_37139.html
August 22, 2011
Several quarters of strong earnings growth have made Eastman Chemical one of industry’s strongest stock performers coming out of the recession, but executives say there is much...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Eastman-Chemical-Core-Focus-Delivers-Value_37033.html
August 22, 2011
The U.K. fertilizer industry is benefiting from high international prices for all types of fertilizer, boosted by soaring agricultural demand particularly in emerging markets. Potash forms an important part of the U.K. fertilizer sector, based on high-quality deposits in the northeast of England, and this segment is poised to grow. Cleveland Potash (Saltburn by the Sea), the U.K.’s only potash miner, is planning to expand and the company could be joined soon by a second player, Sirius Minerals (London). Each firm is targeting mainly polyhalite, a mineral salt that is a valuable source of potassium sulfate (K2SO4) and can be used as a specialty fertilizer. Polyhalite trades at a premium to conventional potash or potassium chloride (KCl). The U.K. government has identified the establishment of a polyhalite mining industry as a potential creator of wealth and jobs, and it is providing financial support to the Cleveland Potash initiative....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/U-K-Focus-Boom-Time-for-Potash_36922.html
August 22, 2011
The U.K. specialty chemicals industry, which has estimated annual sales totaling £11 billion-£12 billion ($18 billion-$20 billion), has performed well in the past year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/U-K-Focus-Specialty-Chemical-Makers-Show-Resilience-in-Tough-Conditions_36921.html
August 22, 2011
Van’t hoff: Major presence in the U.K. Production capacity for basic petrochemicals has contracted significantly in the U.K. during the past 20 years and some of the remaining...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/U-K-Focus-Petchem-Industry-Continues-to-Contract-but-New-Owners-May-Invest_36920.html
August 22, 2011
Elliott: Top of the productivity league. The £60-billion/year ($97.6 billion) chemical industry forms an essential part of the U.K. economy, creating £10.5 billion in value...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/U-K-Focus-Thriving-on-Exports_36918.html
August 8, 2011
Woelfel: Boosting feedstock supplies. Nova Chemicals, which has long benefitted from a cost-advantaged feedstock position in Alberta, has stepped up efforts to secure alternative...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Nova-Chemicals-Plotting-Feedstock-Strategies_36693.html
August 8, 2011
After thriving on low-cost access to ethane, Canada’s chemical industry in recent years has been struggling with declining supply. Burdensome regulations and economic turmoil dampened expansion hopes once fueled by oil sands development and natural gas finds, sources say. Recent investments to expand feedstock supply should return balance and may even stimulate growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Canada-At-a-Crossroads_36692.html
July 22, 2011
2010 was the first full year of commercial operations at Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), the manufacturing and marketing joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petro-Rabigh-A-Powerful-New-Player_36294.html
July 22, 2011
Multinationals and Locals Invest in the Region’s Petrochemical Industry Southeast Asia is seeing a surge in petrochemical investments, driven by the region’s fast-expanding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Southeast-Asia-Lures-More-Projects_36304.html
July 19, 2011
Jordan: Broader ChemStewards forum. Socma says its sustainability initiative came initially from member firms prodding the association to look for a way to incorporate sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Socma-Advances-Sustainability-Drive_36050.html
July 8, 2011
Eastman’s CFO Takes the Prize Espeland: Now is a great time to be a financial professional. Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) v.p. and CFO Curt Espeland got his first taste of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/SFO-of-the-Year-Curt-Espeland_35968.html
July 8, 2011
The term ‘sustainable development’ did not exist as it is now defined when, in 1987, Canada launched Responsible Care, spawning a global, industry-wide initiative geared...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Responsible-Care_36049.html
July 5, 2011

A focus on one advantaged element of the periodic table, silicon, and an expanding presence in high-growth end markets such as solar, renewables, energy, and personal care, have revitalized growth at Dow Corning.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Dow-Corning_35726.html
June 30, 2011
Demand for electronic chemicals is growing again following the global recession with a surge in certain subsectors such as materials for portable electronic devices, solar cells...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Electronic-Chemicals-Plugging-into-Surging-Markets_35727.html
June 30, 2011
Chemical companies developing and supplying materials for the lithium-ion batteries market including BASF, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Evonik Industries, and Süd-Chemie are confident...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Pedal-to-the-Metal-Firms-Target-Lithium-Batteries_35728.html
June 10, 2011
Finding the Right Fit The specialty chemical sector is going through consolidation as companies work on expanding into higher growth and less cyclical end use markets. M&A deals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Managing-Specialty-Chemicals_35418.html
May 31, 2011
Quimidroga completed last January the third and final phase of a project to build a major distribution facility in the port of Barcelona. The project required a total investment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Major-Complex-Reaches-Completion-in-Spain_35085.html
May 31, 2011
European chemical markets continued their recovery from recession in 2010 and early 2011, and chemical distributors’ positive financial performance reflects the upturn. But...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Distribution-A-Steady-Upturn_35084.html
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