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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...
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...
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.


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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
May 23, 2011
Japan’s chemical industry is starting to recover from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Production is ramping up with most supply impacts expected to ease by...
May 11, 2011
Weighing Risk and Reward Interest in producing fuels and chemicals from renewable raw materials is at a fever pitch. Better microorganisms and advances in process development have...
April 22, 2011
Refinery catalysts makers expect moderate growth in the next five years, driven almost entirely by demand growth in the developing countries and their adoption of stricter fuel...
April 15, 2011
Worldwide demand for rare earth metals is on the rise just as China, which has a near-monopoly on supply, has drastically cut export quotas. New producers have plans to challenge...
April 1, 2011
Global adhesives and sealants producers are mostly optimistic about market conditions for the rest of this year, taking into account a continuing rise in raw material costs. Several...
March 29, 2011
Increasing pressure from global industry customers such as Philips, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Walmart is spurring leading chemical companies to manage risks better and ensure their supply chains are more sustainable....
March 27, 2011
Petrochemical makers gathering for NPRA’s annual International Petrochemical Meeting (IPC), in San Antonio, TX on March 27-29, have seen the economic and regulatory environment...
March 27, 2011
A renewed U.S. ethane advantage has lifted the fortunes of North American petrochemical makers. A surge in supply from unconventional gas sources has increased the availability and reduced the cost of ethane and other natural gas liquid (NGL) feedstocks....
March 20, 2011
For years public perception of the chemical industry has been focused more on perceived risks to human health and the environment than on industry’s contribution toward improving...
March 11, 2011
In business and in life, it is important to get the timing right—to seize opportunities when we recognize them and change potential into reality. So it is with the International...
March 11, 2011
“IYC is a very good chance for us to inform the public all about the industry,” Moriya says. “Our main goal for IYC is that the public gets to know that the chemical...
March 11, 2011
From microprocessors to life-saving medicines, chemistry is the source of innovations that enable a safer, healthier, and more rewarding future for every person, every day, everywhere...
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