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December 11, 2009
ACC says it will offer a three-year dues waiver to small and medium-sized chemical makers as part of an initiative to grow the ranks of member firms and the group’s influence...
December 1, 2009
China, the European Union (EU), and India have each begun antidumping procedures this year against petrochemical exports from the Mideast. The cases provoked a strong reaction from the...
December 1, 2009
The shift of global petrochemicals production to the feedstock-rich Mideast is gathering pace, with local players and overseas partners engaged in a massive expansion program. The region is on course to displace a major share of existing production in Western Europe, North America, and Japan, analysts say....
December 1, 2009
The chemical distribution sector has stabilized after a year of demand drops, but distributors still remain cautious...
November 16, 2009
Avoiding a Meltdown in Copenhagen A robust agreement at next month’s United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen—one that puts in place measures to cap greenhouse gas (GHG)...
November 13, 2009
The slowdown in the U.S. housing and automotive sectors is hurting many producers and raw material suppliers in the domestic paints and coatings industry. However, companies at both...
November 2, 2009
CW teamed up with CSC (Falls Church, VA), a consulting and information technology firm, to survey executives from 15 of the world’s leading chemical firms, to understand how they...
November 2, 2009
Leading Producers Respond to Increased Regulatory Complexity The increasing complexity of regulation is driving many chemical companies, including AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow Chemical...
October 30, 2009
The global economic downturn has clearly not spared Latin America, although the effect has been uneven. Some economies were hard hit, while others have shown remarkable resilience...
October 30, 2009
Mexican regulatory authorities say they granted permits for the first experimental plantings of genetically modified (GM) corn in Mexico. In a joint statement, the secretaries of...
October 20, 2009
ExxonMobil Chemical (Houston) officials say they remain focused on capturing the benefits of the company’s scale, high level of integration with ExxonMobil refinery and upstream operations, and strong technology and market positions....
October 19, 2009
BASF again secured the top spot in CW’s Billion-Dollar Club, an annual ranking of companies by chemical sales, for the third straight year. The company reported 2008 chemical revenues up 2%, to $58.3 billion. ExxonMobil Chemical has taken second place from Dow Chemical. ExxonMobil’s chemical revenues, including intersegement sales, rose 7%, to $58 billion. Dow finished in third place with sales up 7%, to $57.4 billion. Dow acquired Rohm and Haas (R&H) earlier this year, so those figures are not included in this year’s rankings....
October 16, 2009
Several companies have risen in the Billion-Dollar Club rankings this year because of M&A. Basell joined the top ten with its acquisition of Lyondell Chemical, and Akzo Nobel is in...
October 16, 2009
Fertilizer producers had a banner year in 2008. Strong global demand and high selling prices drove sales and profits up. As a result, fertilizer companies moved well ahead of their...
December 31, 1969
Several major challenges face the polypropylene (PP) sector, most notably the global economic downturn and industry overcapacity. Producers in mature economies such as North America...
December 31, 1969
Green Technology Gains in Importance The pharmaceutical industry, including drug companies and contract manufacturers, is under pressure to bring down costs, particularly in...
September 23, 2009
Polymer producers in Europe say they are finally seeing some relief from the dismal demand that has plagued the industry since fourth-quarter 2008, although they concede the industry...
December 31, 1969
Cautious on Recovery Sharp demand drops for petrochemicals and looming capacity additions in the Mideast have created a difficult business environment for European producers...
September 30, 2009
The global economic downturn that has swamped industry profits is also taking a toll on chemical industry executive compensation, CW’s annual survey finds.  Median total compensation for the 47 U.S. CEOs in the survey was $4.1 million in 2008, down 31% from the prior year....
December 31, 1969
Poised for Another Gas Boom? Canada’s chemical industry has been dragged down farther than most by the recession, and producers are not seeing the same signs of recovery cited by...
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