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October 20, 2008
The global plastics additives market is expected to grow 4.5%/year through 2010, driven by strong growth in emerging regions, especially China, according to a report from Townsend...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/China-Drives-Plastics-Additives-Demand_14856.html
October 20, 2008
Demand for engineering plastics will rise 3.1%/year to reach 5.4 billion lbs by 2012, says a recent report from The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). “Advances will be driven by a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Electronics-Auto-Sectors-Rev-Up-Engineering-Plastics-Demand_14857.html
October 20, 2008
Dwindling output from state-owned oil and petrochemical facilities has prompted the administration of Mexican president Felipe Calderón to propose widespread reform of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mexico-Energy-Sector-Reform-Hangs-in-the-Balance_14858.html
October 20, 2008
Economic jitters and its effects on consumer spending have plastics producers revising demand forecasts downward and looking for ways to cut costs. Some producers are also pressured by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Plastics-Downturn-Drags-Volumes-Lower_14855.html
October 3, 2008
The Weak European and U.S. economies, high raw material costs, and a sustained slump in the U.S. automotive and housing and construction markets are hurting many players in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Adhesives-and-Sealants_14623.html
October 3, 2008
Sabic beat out Bayer for the number 10 slot in this year’s Billion-Dollar Club, with 2007 revenues of SR126.2 billion ($33.6 billion). Sabic moved up one notch in the ranking due...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Sabic-Cracks-the-Top-10-Club_14472.html
September 26, 2008
BASF for the second year in a row sits atop the Billion-Dollar Club, CW’s annual ranking of companies by chemical sales. BASF reported 2007 chemical revenues up 13%, to $64.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/The-Billion-Dollar-Club_14471.html
September 26, 2008
AkzoNobel ranks 19 in this year’s Billion-Dollar Club, with nearly $15 billion in sales, but the company is likely to move up next year as it consolidates sales from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Akzo-Likely-to-Move-Up-the-Ranks-in-2008_14473.html
September 26, 2008
The 2006 acquisition of BOC gave Linde a leading global position in the industrial gases sector and pushed it up to the number 23 slot in 2007, from 38 in 2006. The deal, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/BOC-Purchase-Lifts-Linde-in-Gases_14474.html
September 22, 2008
An unprecedented run-up in feedstock and energy costs coupled with a worsening global economic slowdown, has dogged the European petrochemical industry in what should have been its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/European-Petrochemicals_14332.html
September 12, 2008
It took about 20 minutes and 18 questions in the final round of this year’s national You Be the Chemist Challenge before Christopher Pillay, an 8th grader from Elk Grove Village...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Parents-Help-to-Fuel-the-Science-Chasers_14196.html
September 12, 2008
None of the 12 students from across the U.S. who took part in this year’s You Be the Chemist Challenge is afraid of tackling science. Just to sit on stage at the challenge, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Science-Literacy_14195.html
September 12, 2008
The expected downturn in the global petrochemical industry will have a major impact on the polypropylene (PP) sector, analysts say. Huge capacity additions under way coupled with high...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Polypropylene-The-Leader-Board-is-Changing_14197.html
September 8, 2008
Many have hailed the Beijing Olympics a success with its eye-catching, sophisticated stadiums and spectacular opening and closing ceremonies. The Olympics showcased modern China to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Going-Global_14046.html
September 8, 2008
Lanxess says it aims to develop China as an R&D and innovation hub. The company’s Chinese headquarters are in Shanghai, and it has 830 employees in China, more than 90% of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Lanxess-Aims-to-Strengthen-R-and-D-Capabilities-in-Fast-Growing-Market_14047.html
September 8, 2008
The Chinese pharmaceutical market is expected to become the fifth-largest pharmaceutical market by 2010, compared with ninth currently, analysts say. The industry is also going through...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Pharma-Sector-to-Consolidate-Focus-on-R-and-D_14048.html
September 8, 2008
The five leading players in China’s chemical industry consolidated their positions in CW’s ranking of the country’s top-40 chemical firms by annual sales (table)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/The-Big-Five-Companies-Consolidate-Their-Lead_14049.html
August 25, 2008
Senior chemical executives continued to bring home fat paychecks last year, according to data that 50 firms filed with the SEC. The median overall compensation package for chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Executive-Compensation_13787.html
August 25, 2008
CW has taken the compensation figures as reported in proxies or other public documents, as calculated by the companies to meet SEC requirements in the U.S. or similar requirements in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Methodology_13788.html
August 19, 2008
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (Tokyo) is aiming for higher, more profitable ground. The company, Japan’s largest chemical maker, is targeting the higher-value performance products for which it has market or technology advantages, and de-emphasizing petrochemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Rebuilding-Profitability_13645.html
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