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May 27, 2008
KBR’s recent agreement to acquire privately held BE&K (Birmingham, AL) for $550 million will bring KBR into several new geographic markets, including Eastern Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/KBR-to-Extend-its-Geographical-Reach-with-BE-and-K-Deal_12116.html
May 22, 2008
The rebound in Japan’s domestic economy and strong global chemical industry fundamentals continue to lift fortunes for Japanese chemical makers. Ongoing cost reductions and product rationalizations as well as targeted investments that play to Japan’s strength in sectors such as automotive and electronics have increased profits after an economic slump from the early-1990s through earlier this decade....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Japan-Sustaining-Recovery-in-Chemicals_11988.html
May 7, 2008
The higher cost of agricultural commodities is prompting a slew of chemical companies to develop the next-generation of biomaterials, also known as white or industrial biotech, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Industrial-Biotechnology-Aiming-to-Compete-on-Price-and-Performance_11766.html
May 6, 2008
Rhodia (Paris) is in the final stages of a recovery program—a strict regime of portfolio rationalization, profitability enhancement, and refinancing—that rescued the company from financial meltdown....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Rhodia-Re-Energized-and-Ready-for-the-Next-Phase_11765.html
May 5, 2008
Basell’s acquisition of Lyondell Chemical last December creates a global petrochemical giant, filling out product and regional gaps of the two companies. The combined company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/LyondellBasell-Industries-Building-a-Global-Petchem-Giant_11618.html
April 28, 2008
Climbing energy costs are not holding back catalysts producers. Profits are increasing at these firms as refining, petchem, and polymer producers increase the use of catalysts to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Catalysts_11619.html
April 22, 2008
Talent shortages loom in both Europe and North America but most firms are not paying enough attention to the issue, experts say. Such firms will likely begin to feel the effect of that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Talent-Management-Skilled-Worker-Demand-Outweighs-Supply_11246.html
April 18, 2008
The U.S. chemical industry has seen a new trend emerge on the regulatory front in recent years—the environmental initiatives of “big box” retailers and other downstream customers have become de facto regulatory requirements. This is a shift from the aggressive federal rules of the 1980s and 1990s that were the industry’s primary concern. Instead, retailers as well as individual states appear to be shaping environmental policy....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/The-New-Regulators-Retailers-and-States-Take-the-Lead_11464.html
April 18, 2008
Scientists have been studying the safety of phthalates for years, with some saying there are no measurable human health effects and others contending that phthalates harm reproductive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/States-Retailers-Push-to-Eliminate-Phthalates-from-Toys_11465.html
April 18, 2008
Health care provider Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) says it will extend the Hippocratic oath beyond “first do no harm” by modifying its purchasing policies to include...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/First-Do-No-Harm-Health-Care-Groups-Align-in-Push-for-PVC-Alternatives_11466.html
April 7, 2008
The Indian chemical industry is benefiting from strong growth in the nation’s economy over the last five years, and this is likely to continue for at least the next decade...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/India_11245.html
April 3, 2008
Massive capacity additions, mainly in the Mideast as well as Asia/Pacific, are expected to drive industry operating rates lower and depress petrochemical margins by next year, analysts...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Global-Petrochemicals_11134.html
April 1, 2008
Intensified Latin American M&A activity last year created a more streamlined regional petchem sector with remaining players better able to invest in upgrades and new facilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Latin-America-Streamlines-Firms-Forge-Stronger-Links-to-Refining_11135.html
March 25, 2008
Consolidation in the water treatment industry remains “dynamic” as several suppliers aim to streamline raw material costs, enhance product portfolios, enter new sectors...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Water-Treatment_10649.html
March 25, 2008
The chemicals industry historically has been permitted to release thousands of m.t./year of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other green house gases (GHG) into the environment from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Green-Chemistry-New-Routes-to-Tackle-Emissions_10527.html
March 25, 2008
Work on an international climate change treaty that would succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, is expected to gain momentum. Government representatives of United Nations...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Global-Warming_9757.html
March 25, 2008
Green chemistry is assuming an increasingly important position in R&D. Chemical manufacturers say they are attracted by the potentially lucrative markets for “greener” chemicals, from which companies’ less sustainable products may be excluded....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Green-Chemistry_8401.html
March 24, 2008
Biofuels have received much attention over the past year as researchers look for solutions to skyrocketing gasoline prices, threats to energy security, and ever-increasing pressure to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Biofuels_10393.html
March 21, 2008
Pharmaceutical manufacturers often produce drugs using hazardous materials and high temperatures, and their manufacturing processes frequently generate significantly more by-product...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Fine-and-Custom-Chemicals_5599.html
March 21, 2008
Sustainable development (SD) was once seen as a potential market barrier and cost issue for the chemical industry, but that view is quickly changing. The term—which the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Sustainable-Development_6651.html
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