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September 25, 2007
BASF tops CW’s annual ranking of companies by chemical sales, taking back the title from Dow Chemical, which held the position last year....
September 25, 2007
Strong Corn Demand to Yield Prosperous Year The market outlook for fertilizers in 2007 is positive, due to tightening grain supplies and rising grain prices, analysts say. This coming...
September 21, 2007
Competitive challenges facing Europe emerging countries have drawn high-level attention from the European Commission....
September 21, 2007
Senior petrochemical company executives in Europe are confident that this year’s strong performance will carry into 2008 with sustained demand in both continental and export...
September 14, 2007
U.S. recalls of products containing counterfeit ingredients from China in the past six months have raised concerns over the safety and quality of imports from the region. Chinese...
September 14, 2007
The Chinese government removed, or cut substantially, tax rebates on exports of more than 2,800 products, effective July 1. The measures, introduced by the Ministry of Finance...
September 14, 2007
Major developing countries, including China, are under growing international pressure to accept a greater share of responsibility for combating global warming. The pressure is likely...
September 11, 2007
Chinese authorities say they are taking steps to address quality control and product safety, amid growing international concern over the discovery of hazardous chemicals in certain products sold by China....
September 11, 2007
Sinopec and PetroChina once again head up CW’s annual ranking of China’s top 40 chemical companies by annual sales (table). The list is prepared by SRI Consulting...
September 7, 2007
The European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (Reach) legislation, which came into force on June 1, will have a major impact on the...
September 7, 2007
CW has taken the compensation figures exactly as reported in proxies or other public documents, using whatever reporting methods the companies use to meet SEC requirements in the U.S...
September 7, 2007
Top level pay in the chemical sector has been stable but is on the verge of significant changes, say leading executive compensation analysts. Some external changes, especially new...
September 5, 2007

Portfolio transformation complete, Degussa (Düsseldorf) says that it is ready to stand as a core growth component of parent company RAG.


August 28, 2007
The Mideast is transforming itself from a net importer of polypropylene (PP) into a major exporter, and the region will eventually dominate global trade in the product, industry...
August 20, 2007
Lonza (Basel, Switzerland) has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past three years. The company posted its first ever decline in sales and profits in 2004, but it has since...
August 20, 2007
The nanotechnology industry has begun to consolidate as offerings mature, volumes rise, and prices fall, prompting some startups to exit the market or put themselves on the block, says...
August 20, 2007
From lipsticks that promise pouty lips to composites that boast tensile strength 100 times that of steel and at a fraction of the weight, nanomaterials are being used in a greater...
August 20, 2007
ExxonMobil Chemical has been able to tap significant profit where most integrated oil majors have quit or stumbled by containing costs and exploiting the benefits of refinery and...
August 9, 2007
Mitsui Chemicals (Tokyo) intends to maintain a firm grip on its position as one of Asia’s top petrochemical producers, but it is not putting all of its eggs in one basket...
August 9, 2007
M&A activity in the chemical industry is continuing at a healthy pace so far this year, but much recent attention has been focused on rumors of potential blockbuster deals. Most of...
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