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November 19, 2010
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Arlington, VA) says it is “cautiously optimistic” that the new makeup of Congress will be more attuned to the concerns of...
November 15, 2010
The promise of producing chemicals from renewable feedstocks is becoming a reality thanks to advances in metabolic engineering and process development. Several biobased plastics are...
November 12, 2010
Industrial biotechnology is expected to be a new driver of jobs in the U.S. chemical industry, which has suffered significant declines in employment as the global production base moves...
October 29, 2010
Latin America’s GDP is expected to grow 5.2% in 2010 with Brazil taking the lead at more than 7%. Economists expect regional growth to recede to about 4% in 2011, but that is...
October 29, 2010
A survey of more than 200 chemical companies carried out in September 2010 by CW in association with consulting firm CSC (Falls Church, VA) identified that supply-chain communication...
October 29, 2010
Brazil’s largest petrochemical firm Braskem (São Paulo) started operations in late September at a 200,000-m.t./year ‘green’ ethylene plant at Triunfo, Brazil—the world’s...
October 15, 2010
Recovery Replenishes Outlook Polymer demand growth, at more than 5%/year, is expected to increase faster than global GDP through 2014, driven by the emerging economies of China, India...
October 15, 2010
Plastic additive producers say demand for their products is strong, helped by a rebound in the auto industry and packaging sectors. The plastic additives sector is growing in line with...
October 12, 2010
For the second year, CW has teamed up with consulting firm CSC (Falls Church, VA) to survey executives on sustainability and regulatory challenges. The survey received over 200...
October 12, 2010
Key players in the chemical industry are reorienting their product portfolios and assessing their supply chains and other functions to ensure they can respond effectively to growing...
October 8, 2010
Squeezing Out Price Increases Improved economic conditions have lifted sales and profits for adhesives and sealants makers this year. Growth is expected to continue into 2011, but at a...
September 24, 2010
Petrochemical demand started to recover gradually in the second half of 2009 as consumption increased strongly across the globe. Demand slowed in North America and Asia after the first...
September 24, 2010
Counterfeiting Drives Change Counterfeit medicines, such as rogue batches of the blood thinning drug Heparin sold in 2008, are known to have killed dozens of patients. In the absence...
September 22, 2010
Lubrizol (Wickliffe, OH) not only survived the downturn but managed to grow margins and profits through the global recession. Strong performance in additives—which account for about three-quarters of the company’s revenues—has led the way. Now the company is looking to maintain margins at a higher plateau and grow its two segments: additives and advanced materials....
September 10, 2010
BASF takes top spot for fourth straight year in CW's annual ranking. And Dow Chemical takes back second place from ExxonMobil, which finished third....
September 10, 2010
Major chemical companies from around the world are looking to China to help raise their revenues and drive recovery from the recession. Opportunities offered by China’s huge...
September 3, 2010
The economic downturn took its toll on chemical industry spending in 2009. Most capital expenditure was cut sharply in response to the economic downturn that began in second-half 2008...
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...
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...
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...
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