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July 18, 2014
Der Mittelstand is the German term that encompasses the country’s small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), defined as those with an annual turnover of as much as €50 million ($68 million) and with up to 500 employees....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Germanys-Mittelstand-Envy-of-the-rest-of-the-world_62566.html
July 7, 2014
Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL), the chemcial operations of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group, has been growing domestically and internationally—with a clear leadership presence in India...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Tata-Chemicals-Targeting-growth-in-soda-ash-and-fertilizers_62061.html
July 7, 2014
Recent updates of ACC’s Responsible Care program, industry’s signature environmental, health, safety, and security effort, have focused on updates to its process safety code and a new product safety code. Both efforts aim to improve confidence in industry across the supply chain, including with the public and retailers....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Responsible-Care-Product-process-safety-codes-seen-as-critical-to-building-public-trust_62313.html
June 30, 2014
The outlook for electronic chemicals is improving following several years of tepid demand growth, say suppliers to the semiconductor sector. New chemistries and close collaboration are required to help chip makers meet the daunting technical challenge of meeting Moore’s Law through new chip architectures....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Electronic-chemicals-New-materials-keep-Moores-Law-on-track_62112.html
June 27, 2014
Samsung Engineering, a leading engineering and contruction (E&C) player, is headed by Choong Heum Park, who was appointed CEO in September 2013. In an exclusive interview with CW, he shares his views on the industry and Samsung Engineering’s aspirations....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Interview-with-CEO-of-Samsung-Engineering_61733.html
June 16, 2014
BASF has maintained its top spot in CW’s Billion Dollar Club 2012—our annual ranking of companies by chemical revenues on a dollar basis—with China’s Sinopec taking the second slot....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Billion-Dollar-Club-2012-BASF-takes-top-ranking-for-seventh-straight-year_55646.html
June 13, 2014
E&C companies are focusing on the United States and Canada for projects based on shale gas....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Engineering-and-construction-The-changing-landscape_61732.html
June 13, 2014
Sensient Technologies—fresh off an eventful first half of 2014 during which a new CEO took the helm, immediately followed by a proxy fight—is aiming to grow by moving its ingredients businesses in flavors, fragrances, and colors into higher-value, higher-margin products and businesses....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Sensient-Technologies-Moving-down-the-value-chain_61735.html
May 30, 2014
ACC CEO Cal Dooley highlighted the group’s efforts to advance product and process safety in the opening address at May’s Responsible Care Conference at Miami. Responsible Care product and process safety codes introduced by ACC last year provide the foundation for industry to effectively address public concerns about chemical safety, Dooley says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Responsible-Care-ACC-steps-up-product-safety-efforts_61433.html
May 23, 2014

US competitiveness in polyethylene production and the growing use of coal-to-olefin technologies to produce polypropylene in China promise to alter trade flows for these products. Overcapacity continues to cloud the global outlook for polyvinyl chloride, but North American producers are considerably advantaged thanks to shale gas, which enables them to gain market share in South America. Polystyrene, meanwhile, is recovering, and Asia is expected to drive further growth.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Plastics-Trade-flows-shift-as-feedstock-technologies-provide-new-advantages_61258.html
May 23, 2014
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is likely to be a difficult business for many years to come. Overcapacity has pushed worldwide plant utilization rates to historic lows, and supply will far...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Stark-regional-differences-shape-PVC-outlook-beyond-2020_61259.html
May 23, 2014
the polystyrene (PS) market has been tough. Prices have doubled in the last 10 years, opening the door to competition from alternatives such as polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Polystyrene-demand-swings-back-on-renewed-growth-in-Asia_61260.html
May 9, 2014

Europe’s chemical distributors are benefiting from the slow recovery in the region’s economy, which began in the second half of 2013 and has continued into 2014. Distributors are cautiously optimistic in their outlooks and expect their financial performances to improve.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Distribution-A-brightening-outlook_60905.html
May 9, 2014
Müller: Setting ambitious growth targets. Azelis (Antwerp), a specialty chemicals distributor and one of Europe’s top five distributors, with sales of about €1...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Azelis-adjusts-strategy-improves-financial-standing_60906.html
May 9, 2014
North America has come back into focus for industrial gas makers thanks to shale gas. Capital investment has increased as major players compete for Gulf Coast pipeline expansions, on-site air separation units, and other bulk and packaged gas sales....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-gas-Capex-builds-LNG-expands_60953.html
April 28, 2014

While sharp yen depreciation and aggressive fiscal stimulus have helped stabilize Japan’s economy, producers continue to target specialties and higher-performance materials for which value and competitive position have not set by energy or feedstock costs.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Japan-Heading-for-higher-ground_60589.html
April 28, 2014

While the primary beneficiaries of shale gas have been North American commodity chemical producers, specialties makers, too, hope for cheaper raw materials and a lift for US industrial production because of cheap energy costs. Growth in automotive and construction and rising costs in high-growth economies are also making North America more competitive.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Managing-specialties-Back-in-the-US-of-A_60378.html
April 25, 2014
Despite uncertain economic reports, many Asian economies, China included, still boast GDP growth rates among the highest in the world. Economic growth invariably translates to demand growth for petrochemicals and polymers, making Asia the engine of global demand for olefins....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Asia-remains-primary-driver-of-global-olefins-demand_60582.html
April 14, 2014
Global economic and chemical output growth should continue to accelerate in 2014. “With improving economic prospects, headline growth for chemicals globally will improve to 3.8% in 2014,” says Kevin Swift, ACC chief economist and managing director. That number is up from expected global growth of 2.4% in 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Outlook-2014-Looking-forward_57898.html
April 4, 2014
Deal activity in the chemical sector has settled into a groove, driven by cheap financing, large asset divestitures, and healthy valuations....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/M-and-A-The-old-new-normal_60069.html
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