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June 10, 2010
Vice Chairman and CEO, National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) Tasnee, Saudi Arabia’s first joint-stock company wholly owned by the private sector, has played a groundbreaking...
June 10, 2010
The Middle East plastics industry was originally focused almost solely on polyethylene as producers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries built plants to make ethylene and...
June 10, 2010
New life has been injected into the traditionally stolid low-density polyethylene (LDPE) market as global megatrends contribute to a broadening of LDPE’s uses, including those in...
June 3, 2010
Specialty chemicals have been traditionally defined as higher-margin, lower-volume products sold on the value they provide in use. Some sectors within the market have taken on...
May 20, 2010
Chemical distributors’ sales fell in 2009 as a result of collapsing demand caused by the global economic downturn. However, earnings remained relatively steady, demonstrating the...
May 13, 2010
Wacker Chemie (Munich) has evolved from a broad-based, family-owned chemicals group into a publicly quoted, global specialist in products serving high-growth sectors including...
April 29, 2010
Chemical demand is improving steadily, even in Japan, prodding producers to plot strategy on how to capture growth. Demand is expected to be flat in domestic markets so Japanese...
April 22, 2010
Refining catalyst firms expect modest demand growth this year driven by a renewed focus on process optimization and by a resumption in refill orders that had been delayed in 2009. For...
April 8, 2010
Suppliers to the paints and coatings industry say they are optimistic about the sector’s prospects this year, despite last year’s volume declines of 20%-30% and broad...
April 8, 2010
Paintmakers and suppliers to the coatings sector say that customer destocking has come to an end, and there is strong growth in emerging markets, especially China. However, executives say rising raw material costs will be a challenge this year....
March 25, 2010
The onslaught of Mideast capacity additions that industry players had expected to drive down margins and lower operating rates last year has been slow to materialize. Amid new assets...
March 25, 2010
The eastward shift in global petrochemical production to the Mideast and Asia, combined with the effects of the economic crisis, is likely to take a heavy toll on the petchem industry...
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