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June 1, 2012
A hive of activity: Borouge 3 will more than double capacity and become one of the largest petchem complexes. Engineering and construction (E&C) firms are upbeat about business...
June 1, 2012
Specialty chemical makers are focusing on innovation and closer customer relationships in the ongoing effort to fight commoditization. Most products eventually become commoditized, but...
May 18, 2012
Custom Cats: Catalysts are often tailored to a customer’s specific needs. Transportation fuel demand in high-growth regions such as China is changing the face of the global...
May 11, 2012
Industry and governments around the world are investing billions of dollars in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies. There are challenges relating to the large scale adoption...
May 11, 2012
Europe’s chemical distribution sector performed well in 2011, although most of the growth was achieved in the first six months as the economy slowed toward the end of the year...
June 10, 2012
Japan’s recovery will be slow as the country confronts what producers and analysts call a “sextuple whammy” of competitive challenges in the domestic market and weak...
April 20, 2012
Rising titanium ore feedstock costs and a lack of new production capacity for titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments in the foreseeable future are driving TiO2 prices sky-high. Depleting...
April 20, 2012
Paints and coatings makers are more optimistic about growth prospects than in recent years as the construction business in North America starts to show signs of recovery and industrial...
April 11, 2012
After surviving the Great Recession and its aftermath, industry executives have turned to growth strategies over the past year, including large-scale M&A. Billion-dollar plus deals have made a big comeback since early 2011....
March 26, 2012
A surge in shale gas production is rapidly transforming the North American petrochemical industry, improving the cost position of producers and prompting major plans for new...
March 16, 2012
The first quarter of 2012 has been better than expected for the plastics industry. Leading producers of polyolefins say they are optimistic that the market is recovering. “A...
March 16, 2012
Verity: Costly propylene caused slight slowdown in PP growth. Global consumption of polypropylene (PP) reached more than 50 million m.t. last year, accounting for 26% of demand for all...
March 5, 2012
Leading industrial gases companies including Air Liquide, Air Products, Linde, and Praxair are showing resilience in a tough economic climate. Plant start-ups, particularly in emerging...
March 2, 2012
The manufacture of some carpets is becoming more sustainable with assistance from chemical firms including Dow Chemical and DSM. Leading carpet producers around the world are adopting...
February 23, 2012
The Indian chemical industry, largely unaffected by the global economic slowdown and European debt crisis, continues on its growth path. The country’s petrochemical and specialty...
February 21, 2012
Mitra: Doubling investments in petchems. India’s petrochemical and polymer sectors are set for a major boost under the country’s 12th five-year plan, which runs through...
February 13, 2012
The contract fine chemicals market is becoming more competitive, leading contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) and analysts say. The global pharmaceutical outsourcing market is...
January 30, 2012
European authorities have approved a restriction of the use of phosphates in consumer laundry and automatic dishwasher detergents by June 30, 2013, and January 1, 2017, respectively...
January 30, 2012
Soap and detergent makers are hopeful of seeing a small improvement in demand and margins this year, after 2011 was marked by weaker-than-expected consumer demand and rising commodity costs. The outlook for consumer spending is murky, but companies say margins should improve as price increases take hold and that innovation will remain a driver of market-share gains....
January 30, 2012
Rosenberg: Work on TSCA imperative. Improving the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), work on a planned ACI sustainability charter, and preventing attempts to undermine...
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