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June 4, 2010
Specialty chemicals have been traditionally defined as higher-margin, lower-volume products sold on the value they provide in use. Some sectors within the market have taken on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Specialty-Chemicals_27181.html
May 21, 2010
Chemical distributors’ sales fell in 2009 as a result of collapsing demand caused by the global economic downturn. However, earnings remained relatively steady, demonstrating the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Distribution-Showing-Resilience_26889.html
May 14, 2010
Wacker Chemie (Munich) has evolved from a broad-based, family-owned chemicals group into a publicly quoted, global specialist in products serving high-growth sectors including...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Wacker-Chemie-Focused-on-Megatrends_26725.html
May 2, 2010
Chemical demand is improving steadily, even in Japan, prodding producers to plot strategy on how to capture growth. Demand is expected to be flat in domestic markets so Japanese...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Japan-Positioning-for-Recovery_26452.html
April 23, 2010
Refining catalyst firms expect modest demand growth this year driven by a renewed focus on process optimization and by a resumption in refill orders that had been delayed in 2009. For...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Catalysts-Slow-Road-to-Recovery_26204.html
April 12, 2010
Suppliers to the paints and coatings industry say they are optimistic about the sector’s prospects this year, despite last year’s volume declines of 20%-30% and broad...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Suppliers-See-Upside-to-Paints-and-Coatings-This-Year_25890.html
April 12, 2010
Paintmakers and suppliers to the coatings sector say that customer destocking has come to an end, and there is strong growth in emerging markets, especially China. However, executives say rising raw material costs will be a challenge this year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Paints-and-Coating-A-Brighter-Outlook_25889.html
March 26, 2010
The onslaught of Mideast capacity additions that industry players had expected to drive down margins and lower operating rates last year has been slow to materialize. Amid new assets...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petrochemicals_25615.html
March 26, 2010
The eastward shift in global petrochemical production to the Mideast and Asia, combined with the effects of the economic crisis, is likely to take a heavy toll on the petchem industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/One-Quarter-of-Europes-Cracker-Capacity-Could-Close_25628.html
March 26, 2010
Global butadiene prices have skyrocketed over the past year, surprising some players by the speed and degree of the increase. U.S. and Asian prices have steadily climbed, but the most...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Butadiene-Leads-Global-Olefins-Surge_25629.html
March 16, 2010
The 12 principles of green chemistry, first published by U.S. chemists Paul Anastas and John Warner 12 years ago, are being adopted faster than ever before, experts say. Contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Green-Chemistry-Lighting-Up-New-Pharma-Pathways_25317.html
March 11, 2010

CEO Andrew Liveris says the company is back on solid ground after a tumultuous 2009, and now has the portfolio needed to accelerate growth in revenues and profit.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Dow-Chemical-Ready-to-Grow_25045.html
February 26, 2010

CEO Andrew Liveris says the company is back on solid ground after a tumultuous 2009, and now has the portfolio needed accelerate growth in revenues and profit.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Dow-Chemical-Extended-Q-and-A-Chemweek-com-exclusive-_25081.html
February 26, 2010
Volumes are beginning to recover at industrial gases firms following a difficult year of weak demand, but revenue growth is still lagging behind that of other industries. Gases firms...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-Gases-Rising-Backlogs-Offer-Hope-of-Brighter-Days-Ahead_25046.html
February 12, 2010
Leading pharmaceutical and generic drug manufacturers are injecting dramatically more money into biologic drugs in a bid to push up profitability. As the market for biologic drugs--also known as bio- therapeutics--grows, the opportunities for contract manufacturing of biologics will grow, industry experts say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Pharmaceuticals-Cash-Injection-for-Biologic-Drugs_24757.html
January 29, 2010
Strong economic growth, which has continued at an annual rate exceeding 6% even during the global economic slowdown, and a huge domestic market with a population of more than 1.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Opportunities-Lure-Investors-to-India_24424.html
January 22, 2010

Consumer trends forced formulators to cut back on surfactants and switch to cheaper ingredients. As suppliers look forward to economic recovery this year, some worry these cost-cutting measures are here to stay.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Soaps-and-Detergents-Suppliers-Take-Stock-of-Recovery_24250.html
January 22, 2010
Chemical railcar loadings last year were down 9.6% from 2008 levels and were off 12.2% from 2007, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). But that slack did not necessarily translate into lower rates as it did with truck and water shipments, industry sources say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Transportation-A-Fork-in-the-Road_24252.html
January 22, 2010
Weak economic conditions have cut into consumer spending on household products, including laundry detergents. Producers are responding with more efficient production and by tapping...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Soaps-and-Detergents-Stocking-Up-on-Innovation_24251.html
January 13, 2010
External pressures are transforming Responsible Care, and trade groups are refocusing their programs to keep ahead of evolving global and domestic policy challenges. As part of that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Refocusing-Responsible-Care_23426.html
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