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November 29, 2010
Chemical companies in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, encouraged by their governments to create employment and add value to their increasingly limited raw material resources...
November 29, 2010

Next year will mark the 35th anniversary of the foundation of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic; Riyadh), a company established to add value to Saudi Arabia’s natural resources and make the Kingdom less dependent on oil exports. Until Sabic’s first petrochemical plants came onstream in the early 1980s, natural gas produced in Saudi Arabia, in association with crude oil, was flared or re-injected.

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November 18, 2010
Confidence has returned to the chemical distribution sector after strong sales growth so far this year. “Driven by minimal stocks held by customers that had to be replenished...
November 18, 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 11, 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 11, 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 28, 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 14, 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 14, 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 7, 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...
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