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November 18, 2011
The U.S. economy grew 2.5% in the third quarter, up from 1.3% in the second quarter and 0.4% in the first. Consumer spending, which had slowed to 0.7% in the second quarter, grew 2.4%...
November 18, 2011
BioAmber has made a number of executive and board-level appointments. Andrew Ashworth, most recently CFO of Genencor, has been named CFO. He has held a variety of financial roles at...
November 4, 2011
The October indicator dropped for a third consecutive month, primarily the result of last month’s 23% drop in share prices for chemicals. Looking at other components of the...
November 4, 2011
Lazard has named Richard Whitney managing director and global co-head/chemicals group. Whitney was most recently global co-head/chemicals at Credit Suisse (New York). He will be based...
October 28, 2011
Key ChangesPPG Industries has named Diane Kappas v.p./environment, health and safety, effective October 1. Kappas succeeds John Richter, who has been named v.p./operations, coatings...
October 28, 2011
The third, and more or less final, estimate for the growth in U.S. GDP during the second quarter came in at 1.3%, compared with the second estimate of 1% and the initial compilation of...
September 9, 2011
There is little good news emanating from government or private sector reports. The data indicate that the economy has stalled or is heading for another downturn. The latest GDP release...
September 9, 2011
Airgas has made two executive appointments. Jim McCarthy has been named v.p./safety and compliance. McCarthy was most recently director/gas supply chain, a role he has held since 2008...
August 26, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry fell 0.1% in August. There has been minimal movement in the indicator over the past three months and output in the chemical industry has...
August 19, 2011
W.R. Grace has named Mark Sutherland v.p./investor relations. Sutherland joins Grace from Lubrizol, where he was investor relations officer for six years. Prior to that he was general...
August 19, 2011
GDP grew 0.4% in the first quarter, significantly less than the initial estimate of 1.9%. Initial second-quarter estimates peg GDP growth at an annualized 1.3%. Consumer spending was...
August 8, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose 0.3% in July, following a 0.5% drop in June. Over the past year, chemical industry output has advanced 3%, although there have been...
August 5, 2011
PPG Industries has announced changes to the company’s leadership in various business segments and regions. The changes take effect September 1. J. Rich Alexander, executive v.p....
July 22, 2011
U.S. GDP advanced 1.9% in the first quarter, slightly faster than earlier estimates but below the 3.1% growth rate recorded in fourth-quarter 2010. Growth slowed on deceleration in...
July 22, 2011
Amvac Chemical has made three new executive appointments. James Lehman has been named v.p./sales, Peter Porpiglia director/product development, and Jeannie Smith Hemiller...
June 24, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry fell 0.4% in June, following ten consecutive months of advances. All indicator components weakened in the most recent calculation. The...
June 24, 2011
A. Schulman has named Joseph Levanduski v.p., CFO and treasurer, effective June 10. Levanduski was most recently senior v.p. and CFO for Hawk Corp., a manufacturer of high-performance...
June 10, 2011
The U.S. economy slowed in the first quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ revised estimate of GDP growth. GDP grew 1.8%, compared with 3.1% in fourth quarter...
June 10, 2011
LyondellBasell has named Tim Roberts senior v.p./olefins and polyolefins, Americas region. Roberts was most recently v.p./planning and development for Chevron Phillips Chemical. Prior...
May 31, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose in May, the tenth consecutive month. The indicator is 6.3% below the previous peak reached in August 2008, but 19.6% above the low...
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