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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
April 10, 2009
Legislation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including cap-and-trade programs, is expected to significantly increase demand for carbon management software and related...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/New-Releases-of-Emission-Monitoring-Software-Emerge_18199.html
April 10, 2009
Uhde Services says it will install Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System automation technology at Abu Qir Fertilizers and Chemical Industries’ (Abu Qir, Egypt)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Uhde-Chooses-Honeywell-System-for-Plant-in-Egypt_18200.html
April 3, 2009
The economic turmoil has brought about a dramatic shift in senior management’s business challenges as cutting and managing costs, frequently with huge layoffs, have become top...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Talent-Management-Big-Pool-Big-Burden_18027.html
April 3, 2009
The chemical industry needs to expand its base of bio-scientists if it is to grow beyond a petroleum-feedstock base to that of sustainable bio-feedstocks, say industry executives...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Tackling-the-Biotech-Talent-Shortfall_18028.html
March 23, 2009
European petrochemical producers are still reeling from a tumultuous fourth quarter of 2008, when demand fell dramatically. Profitability strengthened at the end of the fourth quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Europe-Reels-from-Dramatic-Slump-in-Demand_17753.html
March 22, 2009
Chemical shippers say the transportation sector has delivered some ups and downs so far this year and that prospects for the rest of 2009 are not much different. Lower chemical volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Transportation-Path-is-Bumpy_17755.html
March 22, 2009

The global economic downturn is putting pressure on the petrochemical industry as demand and operating rates continue to decline and capacity starts up in Asia and the Mideast. Producers will struggle to find a balance between surging supply and diminishing demand, analysts say.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petchem-Firms-Grapple-with-Supply-Demand-Shift_17752.html
March 20, 2009
Six months ago the price of sweet crude oil hit $147/barrel and not long before that some analysts predicted it could go as high as $200/bbl. The situation prompted some chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Genencor-Betting-on-the-Viability-of-Bio-Based-Feedstocks_17168.html
March 10, 2009
Most industrial gases firms posted 2008 earnings and revenues increases despite lower volumes in certain end markets. Major players expect that demand will continue in energy and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Cautious-Optimism-Flows-in-the-Industrial-Gases-Pipeline_17309.html
March 6, 2009
The global economic turmoil has created a chilly environment for industry M&A this year as companies remain pinned down by frozen credit markets. The slowdown in the economy and in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/M-and-A-Activity-Level-Chills_17488.html
February 23, 2009
The Solution to Petchem Volatility? The volatility of oil-based petrochemical prices, which constrained margins and crippled industry earnings last year, forced chemical producers to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Alternative-Feedstocks_17167.html
February 9, 2009
Some chemical companies say it is more profitable and environmentally beneficial to design and produce chemicals that may be readily recovered as raw materials once a product’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Green-Chemistry-Cradle-to-Cradle-System-Gains-Momentum_16920.html
February 9, 2009
The Dutch government and the state of California have each started putting plans in place to adopt cradle-to-cradle (C2C) systems. In the Netherlands, the government requires that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/C2C-Grabs-Attention-of-Governments_16921.html
February 9, 2009
Slow Demand, Poor Economy Forces Suppliers to Restructure The financial woes that have plagued papermakers in recent years are expected to continue at least for the near future as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Reshuffling-the-Paper-Chemical-Stack_16922.html
January 23, 2009
A growing major challenge facing oleochemical suppliers is competition with biodiesel manufacturers that use some of the same raw materials, including tallow, in their refineries. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Biodiesel-Industry-Threatens-Oleochemical-Supply_16646.html
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
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