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January 23, 2009
Several formulators are focusing on reducing their environmental footprint over the entire life cycle of their product. JohnsonDiversey (Sturtevant, WI) and SC Johnson (Racine, WI)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Formulators-Clean-Up-on-Environmental-Initiatives_16647.html
January 23, 2009
The slowing economy threatens to pull the plug on growth in the soap and detergent market and move consumer buying patterns toward less costly products. Suppliers say a combination of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/A-New-Spin-on-Soap-Demand_16648.html
January 16, 2009
The pharmaceutical industry is going through a period of transition with many major drug companies restructuring to cut costs. Fine chemicals and contract manufacturing service...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Drug-Industry-Flux-Proves-Good-Therapy-for-Suppliers_16503.html
January 14, 2009
All Eyes on Washington’s Next Move There are a host of challenges that lie ahead which will have an impact on transportation safety and security initiatives, especially in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Transportation_16308.html
January 13, 2009
Tracking the Cost of Change Industry groups will wrestle with a long list of U.S. policy changes after President-elect Barack Obama takes office. The top industry priority is that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Washington_16365.html
January 13, 2009
Searching for the New Normal Chemical makers may be glad to bid good riddance to a tumultuous fourth-quarter, but they are not likely to be any happier in early 2009 as output...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Global-Forecast_16305.html
January 13, 2009
Backlogs Remain Strong Industrial gases producers face a difficult first half of the year as customers lower their operating rates amid decreased chemical manufacturing demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-Gases_16306.html
January 13, 2009
Smaller Transactions to Drive M&A M&A volume will be slow through at least the first half of the year as companies assess the extent of the economic downturn and get a better...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Finance_16307.html
January 13, 2009
Focusing In on the Details Chemical firms will be coming to grips this year with the highly complex and costly process of generating and collating data under the European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Reach_16309.html
January 13, 2009
Weak U.S. Demand Heads North Canadian chemical producers expect sales value to be down 27% in 2009, or 13% on a volume basis. That is because the 2008 slowdown will continue...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Canada_16310.html
January 13, 2009
Down, but Not Out Latin America’s growth prospects this year will be considerably less than envisioned in mid-2008, but countries including Brazil and Peru are relatively well...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Latin-America_16311.html
January 13, 2009
Facing the Deepest Recession in Years Economies in the European Union (EU) are still reeling from the tumultuous events of late 2008. The deepening credit crisis led to large-scale...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Europe_16312.html
January 13, 2009
Economic Turmoil May Lead to Recession Sharp falls in the global price of oil and metals, and the deepening financial crisis, have had a damaging impact on the Russian economy. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Eastern-Europe_16313.html
January 13, 2009
Oil Price Tumbles; Petchem Capacity Due The price of oil is expected to remain low in 2009, reflecting lower demand caused by the global economic downturn, analysts say. The price of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mideast_16314.html
January 13, 2009
Financial Crisis Spreads The impact of the global financial crisis is spreading to emerging markets, including those of Asia/Pacific, and it is likely to become more severe this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Asia_16315.html
January 13, 2009
An Uncertain Future Ahead Petrochemical producers expect demand to be volatile this year, as nearly 20% of North American ethylene capacity was offline at the end of 2008. Growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petrochemcials_16316.html
January 13, 2009
Spending Increases to Tackle Slump The global economic crisis has had a huge impact on China, the world’s fastest-growing major economy. The World Bank predicts that GDP growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/China_16317.html
January 13, 2009
Higher Yen, Costs Hurt Prospects The shocks from commodity prices and financial turbulence are expected to bring Japan’s economic expansion to an end in 2009. Japan’s GDP...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Japan_16318.html
January 13, 2009
Leading Producers Plan Output Cuts The Indian economy is expected to slow this year as a result of the global economic and financial crisis. Indian GDP growth will be about 6.5%, down...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/India_16319.html
January 13, 2009
Sector Maintains a Steady Pace The global pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow 4.5%- 5.5% this year, a pace similar to 2008, and pharma industry sales will exceed $820 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fine-Chemicals_16324.html
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