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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
January 11, 2010
Activities relating to the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading plans are set...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/European-Legislation-EU-Focuses-on-Climate-Reach_24001.html
January 11, 2010
Rapidly changing co-monomer prices and availability are keeping linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) markets in suspense while low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is showing promising...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Plastics-Uneven-Recovery-Anticipated-for-Polyolefins_23991.html
January 8, 2010
While the outlook for 2010 is optimistic, industry sentiment remains cautious as producers hope that recent demand improvement—spurred largely by huge global stimulus programs—can...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Forecast-What-to-Expect-in-a-Year-of-Recovery_23989.html
January 8, 2010
Petrochemical producers expect another challenging year for the industry, as demand begins to rebound just as the market prepares for an onslaught of new capacity to come onstream in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petrochemicals-Ready-for-Recovery_23990.html
January 8, 2010
Specialty chemical makers are cautious but say they expect demand to improve compared to 2009. Customers, especially those exposed to consumer markets, have completed or are nearly...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Specialties-Restocking-Drives-Growth_23992.html
January 8, 2010
Oil prices will likely remain stable at around $80/bbl as demand growth averages about 3% this year, says Purvin & Gertz (Houston). “The global energy balance is more...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Feedstocks-Striking-a-Balance_23993.html
January 8, 2010
Demand will be the driver for recovery in the chlor-alkali industry this year after volatile prices in 2009, market players say. “The outlook for this year hinges on caustic soda...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Chlor-Alkali-Uncertainty-Reigns_23994.html
January 8, 2010
Stronger commodity and specialty crop pricing in 2010 will help crop protection markets “see some rebound” this year, although grower backlash from 2009 pricing initiatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Agriculture-Crop-Pricing-Not-Enough-to-Lift-Seeds_23995.html
January 8, 2010
Fertilizer market conditions are expected to log steady improvements this year as attractive agricultural commodity prices encourage farmers to increase crop production, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fertilizers-Fertilizer-Demand-To-Normalize_23996.html
January 8, 2010
Industrial gases firms were slower than their customers to suffer the effects of the economic downturn and will likely be slower to benefit as the economy recovers this year, analysts...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-Gases-Muted-Market-Trends_23997.html
January 8, 2010
The global pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow 4%-6% this year, and sales will exceed $825 billion, says consulting firm IMS Health (Norwalk, CT). IMS Health also expects the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fine-Chemicals-Prospects-Improving_23998.html
January 8, 2010
While overall financial markets and M&A deal volume has recovered a bit from the bottom during the first half of 2009, the road to full recovery will be long, bankers say. There...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Finance-A-Long-Slow-Climb_23999.html
January 8, 2010
Chemical industry representatives in Washington are busy after lawmakers last year pushed legislative action on every top industry priority—climate and energy, the Toxics...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Washington-Regulatory-Agenda-Overload-for-Congress-and-EPA_24000.html
January 8, 2010
Canadian chemical producers expect sales values to post a modest increase of 2% in 2010, with overall sales volumes remaining unchanged from very low levels in 2009, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Canada-Export-Pressure-to-Continue_24002.html
January 8, 2010
The economic downturn has not halted plans for several major projects, and Braskem (São Paulo) has a hand in nearly all of them. Braskem at CW press time was said to be close to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Latin-America-Activity-Picks-Up-in-Brazil-and-Mexico_24003.html
January 8, 2010
Economic recovery is spreading across Europe following the dramatic slump in activity in late 2008 and early 2009. Growth is expected to continue into 2010 but is likely to remain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Europe-Recovery-Is-Likely-to-Be-Slow_24004.html
January 8, 2010
The Russian government is steering the economy out of recession with a package of stimulus measures that should bear fruit in 2010. “After an initial sharp rebound from the deep...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Russia-Emerging-from-Recession_24005.html
January 8, 2010
The Mideast petchems sector remains in a phase of phenomenal growth. The Mideast is expected to add more than 4 million m.t./year of ethylene capacity this year, following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mideast-Capacity-Surge-Is-Coming_24006.html
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