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August 8, 2011
Woelfel: Boosting feedstock supplies. Nova Chemicals, which has long benefitted from a cost-advantaged feedstock position in Alberta, has stepped up efforts to secure alternative...
August 8, 2011
After thriving on low-cost access to ethane, Canada’s chemical industry in recent years has been struggling with declining supply. Burdensome regulations and economic turmoil dampened expansion hopes once fueled by oil sands development and natural gas finds, sources say. Recent investments to expand feedstock supply should return balance and may even stimulate growth....
July 22, 2011
2010 was the first full year of commercial operations at Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), the manufacturing and marketing joint venture...
July 22, 2011
Multinationals and Locals Invest in the Region’s Petrochemical Industry Southeast Asia is seeing a surge in petrochemical investments, driven by the region’s fast-expanding...
July 19, 2011
Jordan: Broader ChemStewards forum. Socma says its sustainability initiative came initially from member firms prodding the association to look for a way to incorporate sustainability...
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...
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