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October 16, 2009
Fertilizer producers had a banner year in 2008. Strong global demand and high selling prices drove sales and profits up. As a result, fertilizer companies moved well ahead of their...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fertilizer-Makers-Rise-in-Ranks_22169.html
September 30, 2009
The global economic downturn that has swamped industry profits is also taking a toll on chemical industry executive compensation, CW’s annual survey finds.  Median total compensation for the 47 U.S. CEOs in the survey was $4.1 million in 2008, down 31% from the prior year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Executive-Compensation-Downturn-Dings-Pay-Packages_21222.html
September 23, 2009
Polymer producers in Europe say they are finally seeing some relief from the dismal demand that has plagued the industry since fourth-quarter 2008, although they concede the industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/European-Polymers-More-Consolidation-to-Come_21491.html
August 7, 2009
Chalking Up Success in the Downturn Technology developments and sales growth for nanomaterials have slowed markedly as a result of the global economic downturn. The nanomaterial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Nanotechnology_20683.html
July 24, 2009
Reshuffling the Deck Chemical consultants are refocusing as they contend with a sluggish economy and clients facing uncertain markets, executives say. Though most firms have avoided...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Management-Consulting_20391.html
July 24, 2009
Honam Petrochemical (Seoul) has big ambitions to expand its operations in Korea and overseas. Honam merged with its Lotte Daesan subsidiary earlier this year, and within a few years...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Honam-Expands-and-Diversifies_20389.html
July 10, 2009
Responsible Care has adapted over the past 22 years as environment, health, safety, and security challenges have evolved. New directions going forward include a global product...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Responsible-Care_20107.html
July 10, 2009
ACC officials say a greater commitment to Responsible Care will provide the basis for more successful advocacy. ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley, who joined the organization in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Responsible-Care-Guides-Advocacy_20108.html
June 26, 2009
System Set to Reboot? The semiconductor industry has not yet been able to recover from last year’s sales tumble that brought electronic chemical manufacturers with it. Analysts...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Electronic-Chemicals_19828.html
June 26, 2009
Specialty chemical makers have worked to wring out costs, reduce headcount, and re-size manufacturing in response to the sharp global downturn and resulting lower volumes. Suppliers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Managing-Specialties-Surviving-the-Downturn_19829.html
June 26, 2009
The market for polysilicon and other advanced chemicals and materials used in photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and modules is contracting, largely due to the recession. Firms that make...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Polysilicon-Suppliers-Relish-a-Place-in-the-Sun-Despite-Lower-Prices_19847.html
June 12, 2009
Global demand for basic polymers—polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS)—is not expected to rise much, if at all, this year. Producers cite buyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Plastics-Waiting-for-an-Upturn_19505.html
June 12, 2009
The soft demand for durable goods, especially in the automotive and construction industries, has taken a toll on engineering plastics in the last year. Volatile raw material costs have...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Slow-Automotive-Demand-Drags-on-Engineering-Plastics-Growth_19506.html
June 12, 2009
Dow Chemical says its basic plastics business strategy has not changed, despite the economic downturn and collapse of its proposed petrochemical joint venture, K-Dow, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Dows-Basic-Plastics-Weathers-Economic-Storm_19507.html
June 12, 2009
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is urging chemical companies to become active participants in international chemical safety and sustainability programs. The aim is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Corporate-Social-Responsibility-Regulators-Push-for-a-New-Level-of-Cooperation_19508.html
May 29, 2009
The chemical distribution sector can no longer call itself “recession resistant” as it did in fourth-quarter 2008 when the economic turmoil began to affect most of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Distribution-Riding-Out-the-Storm_19246.html
May 27, 2009
Some of the chemical industry’s mega-mergers have resulted in further consolidation of the water treatment market and in the creation of several mega-size market players. These...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Water-Treatment-Demand-Keeps-Rising_19096.html
May 26, 2009
The development of novel bioprocesses for producing chemicals is accelerating at a pace never seen before, thanks to the convergence of sophisticated information technology (IT)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-Biotechnology-Heading-Toward-a-Wealth-of-New-Opportunities_19098.html
May 22, 2009
BWA Water Additives (Manchester, U.K.) is taking the “asset light” strategy to an extreme. The company, owned by Seera Investment Bank (Manama, Bahrain), says it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/BWA-Water-Additives-Targets-Niches_19097.html
May 11, 2009
Healthy demand in the solar cell industry has energized growth for the engineering and construction (E&C) firms serving the sector. Solar industry market sales are expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Solar-Power-Brightens-E-and-C-Project-Demand_18838.html
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