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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...
September 4, 2009
Craig Glidden has been named executive v.p. and chief legal officer at LyondellBasell. He was most recently senior v.p., general counsel and corporate secretary of Chevron Phillips...
August 21, 2009
GDP fell an annualized 1% during the second quarter, according to early government estimates, a mild decline compared with the 6.4% drop in the first quarter and the 5.4% drop in...
July 24, 2009
The leading indicator for the chemical industry fell 0.8% in July, after three consecutive monthly gains. A majority of the index components fared poorly in the latest calculation...
July 10, 2009
Shipments of manufactured products fell 0.9% in May, the tenth consecutive monthly drop. Sales of durable goods were down a steep 2.5%, while nondurables advanced 0.7%. However...
July 10, 2009
BASF has named Gerry Podesta v.p./polyurethanes for North America. Podesta was previously v.p./coatings and plastic chemicals in North America for BASF. He replaces Bill Bernstein, who...
June 26, 2009
Toray Plastics has appointed Tonya McBride national sales manager and Justin Larson sales representative. McBride was previously business manager. Larson was formerly associate sales...
June 26, 2009
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose slightly in June, recouping most of the loss suffered in May. The indicator plunged 18% and chemical production about 10% from last...
June 15, 2009
Symrise has appointed Heinz-Jürgen Bertram CEO. He succeeds Gerold Linzbach, who is leaving the company. Bertram was previously head/flavors and nutrition. PPG Industries has...
June 12, 2009
GDP contracted 5.7% during the first quarter, slightly less than the Federal Reserve had initially reported. Manufacturing output fell about 14%, with durables down 19%, and...
June 4, 2009
Big gains in feedstocks were made last week as soaring crude oil prices pushed prices higher in North America. Spot naphtha gained about 13 cts/gal, ethane rose 3 cts/gal, and propane...
May 29, 2009
Henkel has appointed Jim Wise manager/global sales, electronics assembly. Albemarle has promoted Luther C. Kissam to executive v.p. Kissam was previously senior v.p./manufacturing...
May 29, 2009
The leading indicator for the chemical industry fell 0.1% in May, following a gain of 1.1% in April. The last time the indicator advanced was August 2008. The indicator plunged 22%...
May 27, 2009
U.S. GDP fell at an annualized rate of 6.1% in the first quarter of 2009, its third consecutive quarterly decline. GDP fell 6.3% in the fourth quarter of 2008, and is now 2.6% below...
May 22, 2009
Akzo Nobel has appointed Pieter Schoehuijs chief information officer. Schoehuijs was previously v.p. and CIO at Church & Dwight. Perstorp has elected Bo Dankis as chairman. Dankis...
May 22, 2009
AMERICAS JUNE 9-10: WASHINGTON Socma’s Connect Washington Fly-In. Tel: 202 721 7100; Fax: 202 296 8120. www.socma.comwww.socma.com JUNE 16: NEW YORK CW’s 14th Annual CFO...
May 8, 2009
Michael J. Graff and Mok Kwong Weng have been appointed to the executive committee of Air Liquide. La Seda de Barcelona has named John Gillison general manager, in addition to his...
April 24, 2009
Univar chairman and CEO Gary Pruitt is retiring as CEO. He will continue as chairman of the board following the transition to a new CEO. Gary Pruitt Air Liquide has named Etienne...
April 24, 2009
The leading indicator for the chemical industry eked out a small gain in April, following seven months of decline. New orders increased for building materials and supplies, as well as...
April 24, 2009
AMERICAS MAY 12-13: GRAPEVINE, TX National Petrochemical and Refiners Association’s 2009 National Safety Conference. Tel: 202 457 0480; Fax: 202 457 0486...
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