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January 7, 2011
The EU’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program is set to continue to draw on the resources of the chemicals industry during 2011. The key focus for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Europe-EU-Advances-Reach_32030.html
January 7, 2011
Petrochemical margins could face pressure in 2011 as recovery matures and capacity in the Mideast and China continues to build. With industry demand growth is now tracking at just over...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petrochemicals-Margins-Could-Face-Pressure_32031.html
January 7, 2011
Plastics demand growth, at more than 5%/year, is expected to increase faster than global GDP through 2014, driven by the emerging economies, industry analysts say. “Robust demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Plastics-Emerging-Demand-Growth_32032.html
January 7, 2011
Specialty chemical producers expect the sector to continue to grow in 2011, but at a modest pace compared to last year. Emerging markets will drive demand, while growth in developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Specialties-Limited-Growth-Ahead_32033.html
January 7, 2011
Chlor-alkali producers had a successful 2010, as prices for caustic soda increased throughout the year. However, further upside in 2011 may be limited, as new global supply remains a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Chlor-Alkali-New-Capacity-Limits-Recovery_32034.html
January 7, 2011
The global pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow 5%-7% in 2011, and sales will exceed $880 billion, consulting firm IMS Health (Norwalk, CT) says. “While the overall market...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fine-Chemicals-Growth-Amid-Pricing-Pressure_32035.html
January 7, 2011
Crop protection and seed volumes are expected to increase in 2011, but the favorable volume outlook will be partially offset by competitive price pressures, says Jim Loar, senior...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Agriculture-Higher-Volumes-Lower-Prices_32036.html
January 7, 2011
Fertilizer market conditions are expected to improve in 2011, as stable crop prices make it less risky for farmers to invest in fertilizers, according to the International Fertilizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fertilizers-Increases-Across-the-Board_32037.html
January 7, 2011
The industrial gases market is expected to grow about 8% this year, driven by emerging markets, the healthcare sector, and strength in electronics production, says consulting firm J.R...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-Gases-Investments-on-the-Rise_32038.html
December 16, 2010
Recovery in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continues, but deals are taking longer to complete than prior to the recession and conflicts over valuation persist, experts say. In the first three quarters of 2010, $32 billion in M&A deals were completed, according to Young & Partners (Y&P). The corresponding figure for all of 2009 was $25 billion. The market “is much healthier than last year, but the pace hasn’t changed since the summer,” says Peter Young, president of Y&P. “It improved mostly earlier this year and activity has been steady since.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/M-and-A-Cash-in-the-Balance_31641.html
December 15, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) announced in May of this year that it had, for the first time in scientific history, created a new, living microorganism in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Synthetic-Biology-Injecting-New-Life-into-the-Chemical-Industry_31497.html
December 10, 2010
To create the world’s first synthetic microorganism - a synthetic bacteria - scientists at the J. Craig Venture Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) first designed 1,078 specific...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/How-did-Venter-create-a-synthetic-genome_31498.html
December 10, 2010
Biotech firms disagree on whether or not synthetic biology will revolutionize biofuel and biochemical production or be perfected too late to overtake biotechnology processes already...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/How-Existing-Biotechnologies-Compare_31499.html
December 10, 2010
ACC’s strategic review of Responsible Care will make 2011 a pivotal year for the direction of the U.S. program. The organization will also intensify outreach efforts by expanding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Responsible-Care-A-Focus-on-Outreach_31523.html
December 6, 2010
Ethane availability and feedstock pricing will remain key to the future growth of the Mideast petrochemical industry. With new sources of associated gas waning as oil production...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mideast-Capacity-to-Grow-Amid-Waning-Feedstock-Availability_31241.html
December 6, 2010
Chemical companies in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, encouraged by their governments to create employment and add value to their increasingly limited raw material resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mideast-Diversification-is-the-Name-of-the-Game_31240.html
December 3, 2010

Next year will mark the 35th anniversary of the foundation of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic; Riyadh), a company established to add value to Saudi Arabia’s natural resources and make the Kingdom less dependent on oil exports. Until Sabic’s first petrochemical plants came onstream in the early 1980s, natural gas produced in Saudi Arabia, in association with crude oil, was flared or re-injected.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Sabic-Grows-and-Diversifies_31239.html
November 19, 2010
Confidence has returned to the chemical distribution sector after strong sales growth so far this year. “Driven by minimal stocks held by customers that had to be replenished...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Distribution_31050.html
November 19, 2010
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Arlington, VA) says it is “cautiously optimistic” that the new makeup of Congress will be more attuned to the concerns of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Distributors-Extend-Advocacy-Efforts_31051.html
November 15, 2010
The promise of producing chemicals from renewable feedstocks is becoming a reality thanks to advances in metabolic engineering and process development. Several biobased plastics are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-Biotechnology-Turning-Process-Engineering-into-Profits_30870.html
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