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December 9, 2011
Babe: Recognizing industry’s efforts. Phillips: Higher safety profile. Bland: Prioritizing process safety. Bond: Raising the performance bar. ACC executives have been working on...
December 9, 2011
Jordan: Helping firms communicate sustainability. Socma’s ChemStewards program, which it rolled out in 2002 after determining Responsible Care did not meet the needs of its...
November 28, 2011
Al-mana: Mideast markets are developing. Thoelke: Feedstock advantage prevails. Mideast producers continue to benefit from the region’s abundant and cheap feedstocks, and retain...
November 26, 2011
Bayat: Adding value to huge oil and gas resources. Iran’s target is to become the Mideast’s leading petrochemical industry by 2025, overtaking current leader Saudi Arabia...
November 26, 2011
Sadara Signing: Saudi Aramco CEO Khalid Al-Falih (l) and Dow CEO Andrew Liveris sign shareholders agreement. Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical say their $20-billion joint venture at...
November 26, 2011
Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Borouge. Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. (Borouge) has transformed itself into a major power in the worldwide polyolefins industry. The company, a 60-40 joint venture...
November 22, 2011
Germany’s chemical industry, the biggest in Europe and fourth biggest worldwide in sales terms, made a dramatic recovery from the recession of 2008-09 and posted extremely strong...
November 21, 2011
Living on borrowed time: E.On's nuclear power plant at Brokdorf, Germany. The German chemical industry faces a number of tough regulatory challenges in the coming years. The most...
November 21, 2011
The German chemical industry is best known for an array of multinational companies with household names such as such as BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess, Linde, and...
November 17, 2011
Cirihal: Cost and environmental benefits. Dow Chemical’s recently announced joint venture with Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) to revive Dow’s plans for a world-scale biopolymers...
November 4, 2011
Thomas: Plastics from CO2. Lohec: Pragmatic approach. Van Beurden: Big in biofuel. Hawkins: Collaboration is key. Leading chemical makers continue to save costs through...
November 4, 2011
Jahn A solid first half of 2011. Zillmer: A tough environment next year. North American chemical distributors continue to benefit from the bounceback that has continued into 2011. The...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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