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January 29, 2010
The leading indicator for the chemical industry added 1.4% in January, following a strong 1.7% rise in December. Fourth-quarter production of chemicals and allied products was 7.1%...
January 29, 2010
BASF has named Harald Pflanzl head of the company’s automotive coatings refinish business unit in Europe. Pflanzl succeeds Christoph Hansen, who was named head of the...
January 22, 2010
Manufacturing continued to expand as 2009 drew to a close, and so far there are no indications of a “double-dip” back into recession. Sales of manufactured products rose 1%...
January 22, 2010
Tessenderlo Group has elected Frank Coenen CEO. He joined the company in 2006 as director/chemicals, and became COO last year. Prior to joining Tessenderlo, he served in senior...
January 8, 2010
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose 1.5% in December and is now 5% above the most recent low in July. Since that low point, output of chemical products has gained...
January 8, 2010
Ramesh Ramachandran has been elected president and CEO of MEGlobal and Equipolymers, Dow Chemical’s joint ventures with Petrochemical Industries Company. Ramachandran replaces...
December 11, 2009
GDP rose at an annualized rate of 2.8% in the third quarter, according to the most recent estimates. Previous estimates had pegged the quarter’s GDP growth at 3.5%. The...
December 11, 2009
Marty Durbin has left his post as ACC’s v.p./federal affairs to become executive v.p./government affairs at the American Petroleum Institute, which is headed by former ACC president...
December 4, 2009
  CW now provides a weekly update of chemical prices in Asia. NAPHTHA   Naphtha prices in Asia surge - Sep 23, 2008   Asian open spec naphtha bid prices on Monday for...
December 1, 2009
The leading indicator for the chemical industry dropped 0.8% in November, the first decline in four months. At the same time, industrial production in chemicals rose 0.3%, the...
November 30, 2009
Nova Chemicals has appointed Gerhard Rois s as chairman and Mohamed Al Mehairi as vice chairman of its board of directors. Roiss is deputy chairman of the executive board of OMV and...
November 13, 2009
Paul Bradley has been appointed business manager/specialties peroxygens for Solvay. Bradley has been with Solvay since 1992, when he joined the company’s sales and marketing team for...
November 13, 2009
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, according to early estimates by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (Washington). The turnaround was fueled by a...
October 30, 2009
PPG Industries has appointed Patrick Kenny v.p./corporate marketing. Kenny is currently general manager/corporate marketing and construction markets. PPG has also named Richard Beuke...
October 30, 2009
The leading indicator for the chemical industry advanced in October following a slight dip in September. All components of the indicator posted gains. After several months hovering at...
October 16, 2009
Industrial production rose 0.6% in August, after a 1.4% gain in July. Durables were up 0.5%, while nondurables advanced 0.7%. Chemical production rose 0.7%, its third consecutive...
October 16, 2009
Dow Chemical has announced two major changes. Peter Sykes, formerly president/Dow Automotive Systems, has been named president/Dow Greater China. Sykes was also previously...
September 18, 2009
Manufacturing output and orders increased in July, although inventories continued to shrink and employment losses mounted, albeit at a slower place than in previous months. Shipments...
September 4, 2009
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose nearly 3% in August, returning it to its highest level since January. Several factors contributed to the increase, including a gain...
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