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November 20, 2015
The third annual IHS Asia Chemical Conference was held on 4–6 November in Singapore. Speakers at the event discussed the demand for basic chemicals in Asia and the capacity being added worldwide, the rise of unconventional feedstocks and on-purpose propylene production, China’s continued dominance despite its economic slowdown, the country’s massive investments in chemicals, and other areas, including the steady growth in the specialty chemicals market....
July 31, 2015
Growth in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects are commissioned and brand owners look for opportunities to meet consumer demand for more sustainable...
June 26, 2015
Presentations to this year’s IHS Chemical polyethylene (PE)-polypropylene (PP) global technology and business forum (PEPP), held recently in Zurich, predicted that the PE and PP markets will continue to grow healthily....
May 29, 2015
Companies operating in the chemical distribution industry range in size from multinationals that are publicly traded or private equity owned to small and medium-size firms, many of which are family owned....
May 22, 2015
Delegates at the 2015 Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), held recently in Seoul, heard speakers call for Asia’s petrochemical sector to respond to supply, demand, and feedstock developments in the worldwide petrochemical industry....
April 6, 2015
Demand for key basic chemicals has surged since the financial crisis of 2008–09, but imbalances in supply and demand are emerging that will shape margins through the end of the...
April 6, 2015
Lower crude oil prices have transformed the outlook for petrochemicals, but margins will remain high, according to Dave Witte, senior v.p. and general manager at IHS Chemical....
April 6, 2015
North America’s abundant unconventional energy resources continue to provide sustained energy and cost advantages in petrochemicals despite lower oil prices and volatility in energy markets, Matt Aguiar, senior v.p. at ExxonMobil Chemical, told attendees of the IHS 2015 World Petrochemical Conference in Galveston, TX....
April 6, 2015
Chemical executives speaking at the IHS 2015 World Petrochemical Conference described a broadly positive outlook but distinct regional challenges for the industry. Peter Cella...
March 13, 2015
Plastindia, one of the largest plastics exhibitions in the world, was held 5–10 February at newly developed exhibition grounds at Gandhinagar, India, near the city of Ahmedabad....
February 6, 2015
Attendees at the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) annual convention in Orlando, FL, on 23–27 January say that the mood in the cleaning and home-care sector is upbeat. Turnout was the highest in 10 years, with more than 900 attendees at the convention....
January 23, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) has announced a number of cost-saving initiatives, including job cuts, to improve cash flow as it works to demonstrate its...
January 23, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm Green Biologics Ltd. (GBL; Gahanna, OH) announced on 21 January that it has closed an internal follow-on equity round of $42.0 million and raised an additional $34.0 million in debt financing....
January 23, 2015
Cellulosic sugar producer Edeniq (Visalia, CA) has raised more than $16.0 million in equity. The funding will support the rollout of Edeniq’s Pathway Platform, which the company says...
January 23, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) plans to launch its first industrial cleaning products containing the company’s renewable solvents, trademarked Myralene, through two divisions of US Venture...
December 12, 2014
With Republicans once again taking control of the Senate after the recent US midterm elections, distributors and producers are holding out hope that regulatory burdens lessen and that legislation, such as reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), is pushed through Congress, according to delegates at the annual National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) meeting, held in Scottsdale, AZ, 17–21 November....
October 6, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it welcomes the recent announcement of a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) between the European Union...
September 26, 2014
Neste Oil will build a biobased propane unit at its Rotterdam refinery, the company has announced. The investment will include storage tanks and pipework, Neste says. The project will...
September 26, 2014
Cargill and Novozymes have announced a critical milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. They have demonstrated the...
September 26, 2014
Synalloy (Spartanburg, SC) has entered into a three-year tolling agreement to produce biobased polyols for BioBased Technologies (Springdale, AZ). BioBased Technologies’ Agrol...
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