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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....
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...
March 21, 2008
Pharmaceutical manufacturers often produce drugs using hazardous materials and high temperatures, and their manufacturing processes frequently generate significantly more by-product...
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...
March 21, 2008
Many chemical company CEOs and other executives recently surveyed by CW and PA Consulting (London) shared views on several key sustainable development (SD) issues. These include the...
March 18, 2008
A continuous drive to improve security in the post 9/11 era has been a major industry focus, but some chemical makers point to a “gray zone” in which some small firms that...
March 18, 2008
Many U.S. chemical producers are still unclear about IT investments needed to help comply with the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals...
March 18, 2008
IT expenditures at chemical companies are expected to increase about 5.1% this year, to $7.5 billion, according to a recent study by Manufacturing Insights, a business unit of IDC...
March 18, 2008
A U.S. district court judge has ordered Oracle’s lawsuit against SAP to be sent to court-supervised mediation. The two companies are due in court on April 3 for a case management...
March 17, 2008
BASF and Evonik Industries say they have joined a consortium sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to advance the development of high-performance printable...
March 10, 2008
The credit crunch that began last summer will likely slow global chemical industry M&A in 2008, analysts say. Deals will continue to get done, but the value of those transactions...
March 3, 2008
Industrial gases demand thus far has been immune to the recent economic slowdown in North America, with all major players posting solid revenue growth in 2007. Global industrial gases...
February 4, 2008
Asia and Latin America continue to exceed the rest of the world in pulp and paper chemical demand growth in terms of volume, according to preliminary findings in a report from the...
February 4, 2008
Air Products aims to continue to march performance higher with a more focused, less cyclical, and a higher growth and return mix of businesses. The company has spent the past few years...
February 4, 2008
Paper chemical suppliers remain optimistic that this will be a good year for some sectors as there are factors in place that should stir demand in the downstream market. This includes...
January 28, 2008
Pricing pressures, caused mainly by steep rises in costs of energy, transportation, and raw materials, continue to plague the soaps and detergents industry, prompting raw material...
January 28, 2008
CW recently conducted an interview with Ernie Rosenberg, SDA president and CEO, who highlighted SDA’s 2007 accomplishments and the association’s plans for the future. SDA...
January 18, 2008
It has been a long time coming, but contract manufacturers are finally beginning to reap financial rewards from their investment in large-molecule therapeutic drugs, also known as...
January 14, 2008
Strong growth in developing markets will continue to lead industry growth this year, though the negative impacts of a weak U.S. economy, tighter credit markets, and soaring energy...
January 14, 2008
North American olefins producers will continue to enjoy solid margins and strong demand this year, analysts say. Limited capacity increases worldwide and delayed cracker startups in...
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