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April 4, 2014
Boutique private equity chemical investors SK Capital Partners (New York) and Arsenal Capital (New York) have been on a tear recently, buying up assets sold by public companies and building chemicals portfolios to rival much bigger names both in private equity and at large corporations....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Boutique-investors-ramp-up-interest-in-chemicals_60070.html
April 3, 2014
Midstream firms are spending billions of dollars on gas-processing plants, fractionators, pipelines, storage facilities, shipping terminals, and other infrastructure that enable the shale gas revolution to spark a petrochemical renaissance....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Petrochemicals-Huge-midstream-investments-underpin-rebirth-of-US-industry_59746.html
March 21, 2014
Europe’s cost-competitiveness handicap in petrochemicals continues to grow in comparison with other regions. The continent’s petrochemicals sector operates in an environment where key production costslabor, energy, and feedstock—are high, and demand for commodity chemicals is sluggish....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Ethane-imports-to-Europe-An-option-with-challenges_59712.html
March 14, 2014

Refinery catalyst makers continue to benefit from growing demand for fuels in high-growth economies in Asia, Latin America, and the Mideast, as well as the global adoption of more stringent regulatory standards. In developed markets, products that help refiners process difficult feedstocks and boost outputs of higher-value products are creating opportunities.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Refinery-catalysts-Value-creation-with-every-barrel_59574.html
February 28, 2014
Paints and coatings makers, and their suppliers, are optimistic about their prospects for 2014, with economic growth accelerating in the United States and turning positive in Europe, producers and analysts say. Raw material costs—the bane of paint makers’ existences in 2012—were mostly stable in 2013 and are expected to remain that way....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Paints-and-coatings-Growth-regains-momentum_59155.html
February 21, 2014
The European Commission has proposed a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for 2030 from 1990 levels and a target of 27% of renewable energy in the total energy mix. Both figures...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Climate-change-Europe-sets-ambitious-2030-targets-but-concerns-remain_58931.html
February 10, 2014
India's petrochemical industry, which was hurt in 2013 by an economic slowdown and the depreciation of the Indian currency, is expected to recover in the near term, and the industry's long-term prospects are looking very positive, say experts and manufacturers in the country....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/India-Assembling-a-world-scale-petrochemical-industry_58623.html
January 24, 2014
Water treatment chemicals, services, and equipment are increasingly in demand at industrial operations. Companies are also looking to expand in China and help customers comply with environmental rules, producers say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Water-treatment-Industrial-applications-drive-demand_58253.html
January 21, 2014
Priorities for the American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington) in 2014 focus on advancing chemical management reform and continuing efforts to strengthen technical, outreach, and education programs, says Ernie Rosenberg, president and CEO of ACI. The organization will hold its annual meeting and industry convention in Orlando, FL, 27 January–1 February....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/ACI-Chemical-management-reform-outreach-top-agenda_58082.html
January 17, 2014
Eager to integrate forward into higher value products, palm oil producers in Southeast Asia continue to add detergent alcohols capacity far in excess of demand. Some are also adding capacity for derivatives and moving beyond the region, with investments in Europe....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Asian-palm-oil-producers-push-aggressively-into-alcohols_58081.html
January 17, 2014
Soapers are facing a number of headwinds in 2014, including slower economic growth in emerging markets and cautious consumer spending in the United States. Consumer product companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Soaps-and-detergents-Consumers-remain-cautious_58079.html
January 17, 2014
The antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) market, which is in its early stages of development, offers growth opportunities for several contract-manufacturing organizations (CMOs)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Antibody-drug-conjugates-A-developing-market-with-substantial-growth-potential_58041.html
January 17, 2014
As the global surfactants market continues to recover from the recession, volume growth is expected to be led by emerging economies, while formulation changes will occur in mature markets because of shifting consumer preferences....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Surfactants-Emerging-markets-to-lead-growth-prices-mostly-stable_58080.html
December 23, 2013

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA) will soon pass a key milestone in its portfolio transformation as coatings revenues exceed 90% of sales.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/PPG-Industries-Sharper-focus-on-coatings-core_57593.html
December 20, 2013
For a third consecutive year, The Capital Group (Los Angeles) tops CW’s ranking of the chemical industry’s top institutional investors, with Fidelity (Boston) and T. Rowe...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Institutional-investors-Markets-mix-well-with-chemicals_57558.html
December 13, 2013
Industry and lawmakers are optimistic that the latest push to update and reform TSCA will remain viable throughout committee negotiations and pass a polarized legislature—and ultimately provide welcome relief to the decades-long deadlock over US chemicals management....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Chemical-management-Industry-presses-for-TSCA-reform_57373.html
December 6, 2013
CW’s third annual survey of engineering and construction (E&C) firms focuses on the hydrocarbon processing and related industries, including petrochemicals, chemicals, and minerals and metals....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/CWs-E-and-C-ranking-Fluor-leads-CNCEC-Saipem-Samsung-WorleyParsons-and-Sinopec-follow_57110.html
December 6, 2013
WorleyParsons (Sydney), a fast-growing E&C firm ranked fifth in CW’s latest sales-to-relevant-markets table, is benefiting from the US shale gas boom—but says that the Mideast will continue to present exciting prospects....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/WorleyParsons-bets-on-three-regions_57111.html
December 6, 2013
Technip (Paris), Europe’s second-largest engineering and construction firm, acquired Stone & Webster (S&W) from Shaw Group last year, reinforcing Technip’s position in the so-called Ethylene Club—companies that license olefins technology—and its footprint in the United States. The deal also broadens Technip’s range of petrochemical processes and adds capabilities in gas-to-liquids as well as heavy oil fluid and catalytic cracking....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Lump-sum-work-in-US-is-risky-wave-of-projects-is-coming_57112.html
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