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November 30, 2009
The chemical distribution sector has stabilized after a year of demand drops, but distributors still remain cautious...
November 13, 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...
October 29, 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...
October 29, 2009
Leading Producers Respond to Increased Regulatory Complexity The increasing complexity of regulation is driving many chemical companies, including AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow Chemical...
October 29, 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 29, 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 15, 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 16, 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...
October 2, 2009
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...
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