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April 3, 2009The leading indicator for the chemical industry fell 0.8% in March, a less precipitous drop than the previous five months. Most components remained weak, but there was a jump in new...
March 24, 2009Finding out about green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, was one of the top five reasons why people attended the U.S. Informex show in San Francisco in January, United...
March 22, 2009The economy contracted at an annualized rate of 6.2% in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Federal Reserve’s revised data. Earlier estimates pegged the decline at 3.8%...
March 22, 2009Total Petrochemicals USA has named Geoffroy Petit CEO, v.p./base chemicals, and country representative for all Total companies in the U.S. Petit was previously head/global strategy and...
March 12, 2009Siegfried Holding (Zofingen, Switzerland), a mid-size fine chemicals contract manufacturer, has today announced the appointment of Rudolf Hanko as CEO. Hanko, 53 and a German citizen...
March 6, 2009Lanxess has named Wolfgang Oehlert v.p./inorganic pigments, Asia/Pacific, in addition to his duties as general manager/Lanxess Shanghai Pigments. Wolfgang Oehlert Dow Chemical has...
March 6, 2009The leading indicator for the chemical industry fell 4.2% in February, its sixth-consecutive monthly decline. Industrial production in the chemical-process industries—which...
March 5, 2009
March 3, 2009Michael D. Wood has been appointed business manager/SolvAir Products Group at Solvay Chemicals. Michael D. Wood Fred Dohmann Patrick F. Laughlin Patricia A. Mattimore Advanced...
February 27, 2009Celanese says it has realigned the roles of its executive leadership team to support ongoing productivity efforts and position the company for “sustainable long-term value...
February 27, 2009AMERICAS MARCH 10-11: THE WOODLANDS, TX National Petrochemical and Refiners Association’s 2009 Security Conference. Tel: 202 457 0480; Fax: 202 457 0486...
February 27, 2009Syngenta’s board of directors, at the company’s annual meeting on April 21, plans to propose to shareholders that Lonza CEO Stefan Borgas join Syngenta’s board...
February 25, 2009DuPont is rated as the U.K.’s strongest chemical company brand, according to Business SuperBrands 2009, a survey of business-to-business brands, by The Centre for Brand Analysis...
February 20, 2009The U.S. economy shrank at an annualized rate of 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2008, following a 0.5% drop in the third quarter. Business investment in the quarter fell 19.1%, spending...
February 20, 2009Toray Plastics has named Chad Hedden national sales manager/Torayfan Division. Hedden was previously manger/Toray’s Strategic Alliance Group. He succeeds Christopher Voght, who...
February 20, 2009The business case for developing and selling sustainable products is becoming much more tangible, according to some speakers at Innovation and New Product Development in the...
February 16, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators rose by one to three
out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red
February 9, 2009The leading indicator for the chemical industry fell by more than 5% in January, its fifth consecutive monthly decline. All components of the indicator dropped in the most recent...
February 9, 2009Solvay Chemicals has promoted Paul Jones to business manager/sulfite and Trona. Jones was previously a regional manager for the soda ash commercial team. Paul Jones Symrise had named...
January 29, 2009Recessionary pressures are being felt in the biotech and fine chemicals industries, according to attendees and presenters at the Informex expo running this week in San Francisco...
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