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October 24, 2014
Mexico’s petrochemical sector is mainly seeking the improved availability of raw materials from the Mexican government’s energy reform. Feedstock availability is currently insufficient to support big, new petrochemical investments in the country....
October 24, 2014
Jorge de Zavaleta, president of the Petrochemical Institute of Argentina (IPA; Buenos Aires); and Alfredo Friedlander, executive director of IPA, speak to CW about the state of...
April 8, 2015
For the eighth year, BASF retains the top ranking in CW’s Billion-Dollar Club, our annual ranking of chemical makers by revenue on a dollar basis. China’s Sinopec and Saudi Arabia’s Sabic have pushed the normal US leaders lower, rising respectively to the second and third spots....
September 26, 2014
Europe remains one of the highest-cost production regions for petrochemicals. However, a robust supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from North America means that nonintegrated ethylene producers with flexible steam crackers have been able to improve their margins....
September 26, 2014
Within its climate and energy policy framework for 2030, the European Commission has published a proposal for changing the structure of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2021...
September 26, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) acquired Europe’s sixth-largest manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Vestolit (Marl, Germany), from private equity firm Strategic Value...
September 26, 2014
The most exciting aspect of the shale gas boom in North America for chemical makers is the surge in availability of cheap ethane....
October 8, 2014
CW wanted to use our centennial as an opportunity to highlight examples of women playing a role in shaping the chemical industry, one of the world’s most fundamental enablers of modern life and society...
September 26, 2014

The extent and scale of World War I brought far-reaching impacts on the countries involved and transformed industry....

September 22, 2014
The risks and uncertainties characterizing the current economic environment—such as high sovereign debt, regional conflicts fueled by fundamentalism, disputes about land and resources, and the battle for raw materials—are likely to persist. These limit the predictability of long-term economic developments....
September 22, 2014
The age of sustainability is upon us. We have been talking about—or around—the subject for many years now, but I believe that the pressure that has been growing within society is about to explode. We feel the pulse of the sustainability movement everywhere we look, particularly with customers, consumers, suppliers, and legislators....
September 22, 2014
Development and commerical activity during the 1940s was driven by efforts to support both sides during World War II....
September 18, 2014
Today, disruptive transformation is at work both within our industry and because of it. We are, at long last, seeing our industry for what it is—a means of solving challenges while creating tremendous value for our customers, shareholders, and society alike....
September 17, 2014
Historically, the chemical industry has evolved by developing products and technologies to address the changing needs of its value chain. Recently, our industry has begun to face far greater challenges....
September 17, 2014
Perhaps the greatest macroeconomic trend that will impact industry and the world is the changing face of energy—from the form it comes in, to where we get, to who is using it and how....
September 17, 2014
On behalf of Chemtura’s employees, management, and board of directors, I congratulate the editors and staff of IHS Chemical Week on your publication’s 100th anniversary. CW has provided thought-provoking and informative coverage of the trends, issues, and events over the last century that have transformed our industry....
September 17, 2014
The future of the coatings industry will require innovative solutions to address our customers’ greatest needs and challenges....
September 17, 2014
An extraordinary turn of events is underway in the petrochemical industry. The shale revolution has sparked a new wave of energy supply, creating a manufacturing renaissance—one we haven’t seen in my lifetime—right here in the United States. There is, however, one critical element that could throttle this opportunity—the availability of technically skilled workers to build, operate, and maintain the $100-billion or more of announced US chemical projects....
September 17, 2014
I believe the single biggest factor for the chemical industry in the next 30 years is global population growth....
September 17, 2014
It is extremely difficult in a hypercompetitive world to anticipate 20 years ahead. Identifying trends and charting a path for the future while managing profound and rapid changes in energy, technology, the global economy, and geopolitics is a challenge for any leader....
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