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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...
March 11, 2011
This century, humanity faces its biggest challenge: meeting the needs for food, energy, and materials of a growing and increasingly wealthy population without compromising the ability...
March 11, 2011
When explaining why this International Year of Chemistry is so important, I can think of no better way to express it than the year’s slogan: ‘Chemistry: Our Life, Our...
March 11, 2011
The chemical industry and academics must work together to promote the role of chemistry in solving global challenges, Mandery says. “We need academia to get involved. They have...
March 8, 2011
For dozens of biomaterial companies, the goal of applying emerging technologies that can economically convert biomass, including cellulose-rich biomass, into fuels and chemicals is...
March 1, 2011
Overall value and volumes are below the frenzied levels of 2007 but chemical M&A is active again. Some $36 billion in chemical deals were completed in 2010, up 44% from 2009, says...
February 25, 2011
Industrial gases profits rebounded strongly in 2010 after a relatively weak 2009. “The first half of 2010 was about stabilization, then toward the end of the year we started to...
February 25, 2011
M&A in Europe has started the year with a bang with DuPont’s $6.3-billion offer for Danisco and Clariant’s proposed €2-billion offer for almost all of...
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