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September 9, 2011
Chemical producer revenues and earnings climbed in 2010 on significantly improved global economic demand. BASF is pulling away from the rest of the pack, helped in part by acquisitions...
September 9, 2011
International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC; Abu Dhabi) has joined CW’s Billion-Dollar Club this year. IPIC has a base chemicals portfolio that includes Borealis and the former Nova...
August 25, 2011
The Chinese government has launched a campaign to tighten regulation of the country’s rare earths mining industry, in an effort to crack down on illegal mining that has resulted...
August 25, 2011
The Chinese government is increasingly conscious of environmental issues, including carbon emissions, and the safety of products, and it has launched several initiatives recently to...
August 25, 2011
China has emerged as the largest chemical industry in the world, in terms of output value. The country’s latest five-year plan, meanwhile, offers further growth opportunities for...
August 19, 2011
Several quarters of strong earnings growth have made Eastman Chemical one of industry’s strongest stock performers coming out of the recession, but executives say there is much...
August 16, 2011
The U.K. fertilizer industry is benefiting from high international prices for all types of fertilizer, boosted by soaring agricultural demand particularly in emerging markets. Potash forms an important part of the U.K. fertilizer sector, based on high-quality deposits in the northeast of England, and this segment is poised to grow. Cleveland Potash (Saltburn by the Sea), the U.K.’s only potash miner, is planning to expand and the company could be joined soon by a second player, Sirius Minerals (London). Each firm is targeting mainly polyhalite, a mineral salt that is a valuable source of potassium sulfate (K2SO4) and can be used as a specialty fertilizer. Polyhalite trades at a premium to conventional potash or potassium chloride (KCl). The U.K. government has identified the establishment of a polyhalite mining industry as a potential creator of wealth and jobs, and it is providing financial support to the Cleveland Potash initiative....
August 16, 2011
The U.K. specialty chemicals industry, which has estimated annual sales totaling £11 billion-£12 billion ($18 billion-$20 billion), has performed well in the past year...
August 16, 2011
Van’t hoff: Major presence in the U.K. Production capacity for basic petrochemicals has contracted significantly in the U.K. during the past 20 years and some of the remaining...
August 16, 2011
Elliott: Top of the productivity league. The £60-billion/year ($97.6 billion) chemical industry forms an essential part of the U.K. economy, creating £10.5 billion in value...
August 4, 2011
Woelfel: Boosting feedstock supplies. Nova Chemicals, which has long benefitted from a cost-advantaged feedstock position in Alberta, has stepped up efforts to secure alternative...
August 4, 2011
After thriving on low-cost access to ethane, Canada’s chemical industry in recent years has been struggling with declining supply. Burdensome regulations and economic turmoil dampened expansion hopes once fueled by oil sands development and natural gas finds, sources say. Recent investments to expand feedstock supply should return balance and may even stimulate growth....
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