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August 20, 2010
Last year started in a frightful manner with sharp demand declines and heavy losses but ended with recovery in sight as conditions stabilized. That pattern was reflected in pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Executive-Compensation_28878.html
August 18, 2010
Producers in Western Canada, with larger crackers than the U.S. Gulf Coast and access to cheap ethane, have enjoyed the lowest-cost ethylene production outside of the Mideast. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Canada-Expansion-Hopes-Rekindled_28602.html
August 6, 2010
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC; Ottawa) has updated its Responsible Care codes to concentrate the program’s elements in a framework based on sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/CIAC-Challenges-Firms-on-sustainability_28603.html
August 6, 2010
Canada’s chemical management program would be a preferable model for revising the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to U.S. industry representatives debating reform...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/U-S-Toxics-Debate-renews-Interest-in-Canadas-Model_28604.html
July 29, 2010
Chemical merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is springing back, but experts say large, transformative deals are likely to be few for the foreseeable future. Still, the value of the sector’s M&A deals in the first half of 2010 is already well above the total completed in 2009....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/M-and-A-Hitting-the-Target_28265.html
July 12, 2010
Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic IP; Pittsfield, MA) is counting on expanded application development, including a renewed focus on the automotive sector, rapid expansion in emerging...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Sabic-Innovative-Plastics_27952.html
July 9, 2010
The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai) has made enormous strides toward adopting Responsible Care, a key part of its bid to join the International Council of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/GPCA-Accelerates-Efforts-to-Adopt-Care-Program_27935.html
July 9, 2010
Cooperative partnerships between United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP; Nairobi), the chemical industry, governments and other stakeholders are viewed as the future of good...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/UNEP-ICCA-Target-SMEs-Emerging-Markets-with-Responsible-Production_27936.html
July 9, 2010
ACC’s Responsible Care and Socma’s ChemStewards continue to assess how to effectively incorporate sustainability into their programs, as public and regulatory pressures...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Responsible-Care_27966.html
June 25, 2010
A flood of demand from China coupled with stricter regulations in developed regions will drive water treatment growth rates well above those for other specialty chemical sectors. Water...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Water-Treatment-Demand-R-and-D-Accelerate_27634.html
June 11, 2010
Manufacturers are seeking ways to generate more value from selling chemicals. One service-oriented option--the leasing of chemicals--is gaining acceptance across the supply chain as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Chemical-Leasing-An-Emerging-Financial-and-Environmental-Opportunity_27353.html
June 11, 2010
Vice Chairman and CEO, National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) Tasnee, Saudi Arabia’s first joint-stock company wholly owned by the private sector, has played a groundbreaking...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Interview-with-Moayyed-Al-Qurtas_27354.html
June 11, 2010
The Middle East plastics industry was originally focused almost solely on polyethylene as producers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries built plants to make ethylene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mideast-Manufacturers-Diversify-Plastics-Product-Slate_27355.html
June 11, 2010
New life has been injected into the traditionally stolid low-density polyethylene (LDPE) market as global megatrends contribute to a broadening of LDPE’s uses, including those in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/LDPE-Market-Boosted-by-New-Applications-and-Technologies_27356.html
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
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