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September 8, 2008
Many have hailed the Beijing Olympics a success with its eye-catching, sophisticated stadiums and spectacular opening and closing ceremonies. The Olympics showcased modern China to the...
September 8, 2008
Lanxess says it aims to develop China as an R&D and innovation hub. The company’s Chinese headquarters are in Shanghai, and it has 830 employees in China, more than 90% of...
September 8, 2008
The Chinese pharmaceutical market is expected to become the fifth-largest pharmaceutical market by 2010, compared with ninth currently, analysts say. The industry is also going through...
September 8, 2008
The five leading players in China’s chemical industry consolidated their positions in CW’s ranking of the country’s top-40 chemical firms by annual sales (table)...
August 25, 2008
Senior chemical executives continued to bring home fat paychecks last year, according to data that 50 firms filed with the SEC. The median overall compensation package for chemical...
August 25, 2008
CW has taken the compensation figures as reported in proxies or other public documents, as calculated by the companies to meet SEC requirements in the U.S. or similar requirements in...
August 19, 2008
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (Tokyo) is aiming for higher, more profitable ground. The company, Japan’s largest chemical maker, is targeting the higher-value performance products for which it has market or technology advantages, and de-emphasizing petrochemicals....
August 18, 2008
Matthias Zachert likes challenges. He started his chemical industry career in the mid-1990s, when he joined Hoechst and became head of a special project to establish the Hoechst Marion...
August 7, 2008
Saudi Basic Industries (Sabic; Riyadh), by far the largest petrochemicals producer in the Mideast and one of the leading global players, approved recently a growth strategy...
August 4, 2008
Canadian chemical producers say they are bracing for a sharp drop in profitability this year amid fluctuating energy prices, a slow economy, and a rapid increase in the Canadian-U.S. dollar exchange rate. That drop, which some analysts expect to be as much as 30%, follows a record 2007. Chemical demand is also expected to continue to slide, especially if the Canadian dollar remains so strong, industry executives say....
August 4, 2008
Tight markets for agricultural crops pushed fertilizer sales volumes and prices higher in the first half, leading to record earnings for firms operating in mineral-rich sites in...
July 29, 2008
As nations prepare parallel yet separate responses to climate change, chemical makers are evaluating how to maximize the benefits and minimize the cost of compliance. However, just...
July 29, 2008
Global collaboration among industry, regulators, and other groups will be key to ensuring an effective, orderly response to issues including increasing energy demand, diminishing...
July 29, 2008
It is essential that any future greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction mandates allow chemical companies to continue use of coal as a source of power generation to prevent wide-scale switching...
July 22, 2008
Rising gasoline prices and green-conscious consumers have forced the global automotive industry to rethink its power train, setting the stage for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to emerge as the enabling technology for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). From the current base of nearly zero, sales of lithium for HEV batteries are expected to exceed $500 million by 2015, analysts say. Rockwood Holdings, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), and FMC, the largest lithium producers worldwide, are poised to benefit from this new high-volume application....
July 14, 2008
The Responsible Care program, born in Canada in 1987, was first implemented in the U.S. in 1988 at a time when public perception of the chemical industry stood at an all-time low...
June 30, 2008
Demand for smaller, more powerful, multi-functional digital devices has charged up demand for advanced chemistries and process technologies. Traditional materials can no longer meet...
June 23, 2008
Lanxess celebrated the third anniversary of its listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange earlier this year, which followed the company’s spin-off from Bayer in 2004. Lanxess was...
June 23, 2008
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the chemical industry is entering a new era as the pressure increases for all firms to make their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission data publicly...
June 16, 2008
The specialty chemical sector has become fashionable again. Specialties has in recent years largely been the domain of pure-play companies, but it is now attracting producers that had been focused on the upswing in the basic chemical sector during that time. But basics is heading toward a downcycle, which has caused some diversified producers including BASF and Dow Chemical to announce specialty chemical investment plans in a bid to improve profits and margins....
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