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June 26, 2009
System Set to Reboot? The semiconductor industry has not yet been able to recover from last year’s sales tumble that brought electronic chemical manufacturers with it. Analysts...
June 26, 2009
Specialty chemical makers have worked to wring out costs, reduce headcount, and re-size manufacturing in response to the sharp global downturn and resulting lower volumes. Suppliers...
June 26, 2009
The market for polysilicon and other advanced chemicals and materials used in photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and modules is contracting, largely due to the recession. Firms that make...
June 12, 2009
Global demand for basic polymers—polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS)—is not expected to rise much, if at all, this year. Producers cite buyer...
June 12, 2009
The soft demand for durable goods, especially in the automotive and construction industries, has taken a toll on engineering plastics in the last year. Volatile raw material costs have...
June 12, 2009
Dow Chemical says its basic plastics business strategy has not changed, despite the economic downturn and collapse of its proposed petrochemical joint venture, K-Dow, with...
June 12, 2009
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is urging chemical companies to become active participants in international chemical safety and sustainability programs. The aim is for...
May 29, 2009
The chemical distribution sector can no longer call itself “recession resistant” as it did in fourth-quarter 2008 when the economic turmoil began to affect most of the...
May 22, 2009
Some of the chemical industry’s mega-mergers have resulted in further consolidation of the water treatment market and in the creation of several mega-size market players. These...
May 22, 2009
The development of novel bioprocesses for producing chemicals is accelerating at a pace never seen before, thanks to the convergence of sophisticated information technology (IT)...
May 22, 2009
BWA Water Additives (Manchester, U.K.) is taking the “asset light” strategy to an extreme. The company, owned by Seera Investment Bank (Manama, Bahrain), says it is...
May 8, 2009
Healthy demand in the solar cell industry has energized growth for the engineering and construction (E&C) firms serving the sector. Solar industry market sales are expected to...
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