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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 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
November 22, 2013
The US unconventional oil and gas supply surge is moving downstream as investments ramp up, providing a boon for US chemical makers....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Shale-sparks-US-petchem-renaissance_56908.html
November 22, 2013
For the first decade of this century, it was easy to say how many ethylene projects were under development in North America because there were none. Now, however, it is easy to lose...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/New-North-American-crackers-come-online-beginning-in-2015_56889.html
November 15, 2013
Chemical distribution continues to outpace chemical industry growth. Between 2008 and 2012, the worldwide chemical distribution market grew 9% annually, to €165 billion ($218...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Distribution-Capturing-growth-opportunities_56556.html
November 8, 2013
The Mideast, notably the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, have for decades enjoyed a massive competitive advantage in petrochemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mideast-Facing-the-shale-gas-challenge_56540.html
October 25, 2013
Latin America remains a heterogeneous region when it comes to the development of the chemical and petrochemical sectors. Brazil and Mexico remain the big players, although other...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Latin-America-Still-a-region-of-possibilities_56166.html
October 14, 2013

Pharmaceutical ingredients makers are seeing a rise in demand particularly due to the growing emerging markets, experts say. Regulatory changes in the European Union and the United States, however, are changing the operating landscape significantly. There are also continued consolidations, and the competitiveness of Chinese and Indian manufacturers is waning, experts say. Producers around the world, however, remain optimistic and expect the emerging markets to play a key role in the future.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Pharmaceutical-ingredients-Demand-rises-as-industry-evolves-with-new-regulations-in-EU-US_55827.html
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