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November 4, 2011
The advent of billion-dollar deals and an uptick in successful initial public offerings (IPO) mark an inflection point in biobased chemicals and materials. Green chemistry has emerged...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Green-Chemicals-Coming-to-a-Supply-Chain-Near-You_38839.html
October 31, 2011
Emerging markets are experiencing a reversal of fortune as growth slows in developed regions and investors increasingly rely on areas with lower-cost raw materials and rapid population growth. Since 2008 some projects have been cancelled, revised, or scaled back, but plans for at least one world-scale cracker are advancing. In Brazil, the rush to invest in sugar-derived ethanol has continued unabated....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Latin-America-Profiting-from-the-Upturn_38666.html
October 31, 2011
For the third consecutive year, Chemical Week teamed up with CSC (Falls Church, VA), a global business solutions provider, to survey executives on sustainability and regulatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Survey-Firms-Focus-on-Energy-Efficiency-and-Cost-Reduction_38614.html
October 19, 2011
Hunt: Engaging the next generation. Thomas: Activities continue after IYC. The United Nations International Year of Chemistry (IYC) was officially launched in February to celebrate the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/International-Year-of-Chemistry-Making-a-Difference-for-Years-to-Come_38295.html
October 17, 2011
The global polypropylene (PP) market will grow by 5%-6%/year in 2011-12, producers and analysts say. PP, invented more than 50 years ago, continues to find new uses and generate growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Polypropylene-Automotive-Trends-Versatility-Boost-Demand_38304.html
October 17, 2011
The U.S. FDA has proposed a generic drug user fee program (GDUFA) that will create a level playing field for U.S. and overseas manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Generic-Drug-User-Fee-Aims-to-Level-the-Playing-Field_38294.html
October 17, 2011
The outlook for contract manufacturers looks promising despite cost pressures and increased competition, pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers say. Active pharma ingredient (API) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fine-Chemicals-A-Promising-Outlook_38292.html
October 7, 2011
Senior chemical industry executives acknowledge that growth has decelerated since mid-year. “It is true that growth has come down a little bit, but the first half was very...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Slowdown-Financial-Turmoil-Fuels-Industry-Uncertainty_38142.html
September 26, 2011
Waiting for recovery: Greater volatility has caused producers and buyers alike to adopt a cautious outlook. Demand for petrochemicals has slowed in Europe after a strong rebound in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/European-Petrochemicals_37808.html
September 9, 2011
Chemical producer revenues and earnings climbed in 2010 on significantly improved global economic demand. BASF is pulling away from the rest of the pack, helped in part by acquisitions...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Billion-Dollar-Club-Smoother-Sailing-But-Caution-Remains-for-Industrys-Top-Companies_37518.html
September 9, 2011
International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC; Abu Dhabi) has joined CW’s Billion-Dollar Club this year. IPIC has a base chemicals portfolio that includes Borealis and the former Nova...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/IPIC-makes-its-Billion-Dollar-Club-Debut_37521.html
August 29, 2011
The Chinese government has launched a campaign to tighten regulation of the country’s rare earths mining industry, in an effort to crack down on illegal mining that has resulted...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Rare-Earths-Industry-Faces-Tighter-Regulation_37141.html
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
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