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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
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
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