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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
May 8, 2009
Heading for a Tumble Petrochemical projects in Asia and the Mideast have kept major engineering and construction (E&C) firms busy through the recession, but much of that activity...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Engineering-and-Construction_18836.html
May 8, 2009
Petro Rabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, is close to starting up its $10.1-billion refining and petrochemical complex at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia—one...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Rabigh-II-Offers-New-E-and-C-Opportunities_18837.html
May 1, 2009
The global catalyst industry is growing at a healthy rate driven by advances in selectivity, yield, and process improvements. Suppliers are focusing R&D budgets on finding the next...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Catalysts_18634.html
April 24, 2009
Navigating the Downturn The global recession has left Japan’s export-led economy in its most severe downturn since World War II and has upended recovery efforts of the domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Japan_18476.html
April 24, 2009
Brownfield redevelopment recently received a boost from a bill passed by state lawmakers after months of intensive advocacy efforts by the Chemical Council of New Jersey (CCNJ...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/New-Jersey-Breaks-Up-the-Brownfields-Logjam_18477.html
April 10, 2009
India is arguably the last untapped major market for petrochemicals and plastics. The industry will develop rapidly to meet growing demand from the country’s largely young...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/India-Taking-a-Seat-With-the-Majors_18195.html
April 10, 2009
The Indian chemical industry, outside the petrochemical sector, is not immune to the global economic downturn, and some sectors are going through a difficult phase. Specialty chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Specialty-Chemicals-Are-Looking-Up-Despite-Downturn_18196.html
April 10, 2009
Companies are significantly increasing the movement of back office work, including accounting and human resources, to emerging regions, especially India, to save costs, analysts say...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Firms-to-Send-More-Back-Office-Jobs-to-Emerging-Regions_18197.html
April 10, 2009
IT expenditures at U.S. chemical companies are expected to increase about 4.3% this year, to $6.2 billion, according to a recent study by Manufacturing Insights, a unit of IDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Software-and-Services-to-Drive-Increase-in-IT-Spending_18198.html
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