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December 9, 2011
Toray Industries says it has produced laboratory-scale samples of 100% biobased polyethylene terepthalate (PET) fibers. The company, which says it is the first to reach this milestone...
December 9, 2011
Sundrop Fuels (Louisville, CO) plans to build a $450 million-$500 million cellulosic biofuels facility at Alexandria, LA. The 50-million gals/year project will be the first production...
December 9, 2011
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) says it has won a contract to supply 110,000 gals of biobased corrosion inhibitor for Montana’s Department of Transportation. Financial terms were...
December 9, 2011
Verdezyne (Carlsbad, CA), a renewables start-up backed by BP and DSM, has started pilot-scale manufacturing of biobased adipic acid. The company says the unit allows it to demonstrate...
November 22, 2011
Chemtura Chairman and CEO ‘My biggest strengths are around people and leadership.” Rogerson, 55, joined Chemtura in December 2008 after serving as president, CEO and...
October 17, 2011
Measuring Risk: ACC says manufacturers of baby bottles stopped using BPA two years ago. ACC has asked the U.S. FDA to amend federal regulations to prohibit bisphenol A (BPA) in...
September 26, 2011
World’s Largest Market Will Continue Its Rapid Expansion Looking up: China's chemicals demand is forecast to rise 50% in the next five years. China is “the driving force...
September 9, 2011
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF Bock: BASF successfully steered through the economic crisis, but will not relax improvement efforts. ‘I am best at quickly...
August 8, 2011
Keeping Pace with Rapidly Developing End Markets Semicon: Optimism about end market growth. Electronics chemicals firms are enjoying growing demand from rapidly changing end markets...
June 13, 2011
Region is the Catalyst for Global Industry Growth Asia/Pacific’s huge growth potential was the main focus of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), which took place...
December 16, 2010
Innovation, Recovery Drive Agenda Strong demand recovery and the need to foster innovation in the Mideast were the leading topics of discussion at the Fifth GPCA Forum, held in Dubai...
December 6, 2010
three chemists will receive the 2010 Nobel Prize for chemistry for developing palladium-catalyzed cross coupling in organic synthesis, a breakthrough that vastly improved the ability...
November 19, 2010
Chair of the Board and CEO at DuPont ‘I expect that women will continue to take on increasing leadership roles across all aspects of business, including the highest management...
November 12, 2010
Industrial Biotech Seeks the Right Policy Framework in Europe Industrial biotechnology is gaining momentum in Europe in its march toward commercialization, say senior executives from...
October 15, 2010
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL; Mumbai) has published a lovingly crafted book to celebrate the history of polypropylene (PP)--still one of the younger and fastest-growing commodity...
September 24, 2010
Researchers from Rice University (Houston, TX) say they have developed a catalyst that is up to five times more efficient than existing technologies at cracking heavy oil byproducts...
June 11, 2010
Distributors Remain Cautious Despite Emergence from Crisis The chemical distribution sector proved its resilience during the economic downturn, generating relatively steady profits and...
April 9, 2010
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Sunoco Chemicals’ polypropylene (PP) business for about $350 million, following the approval of the...
March 12, 2010
Speakers and attendees at the third annual India Chemical Industry Outlook Conference, held last month in Mumbai, were enthusiastic about what the country’s chemical sector has...
February 12, 2010
Soapers Address Regulatory and Market Challenges Rosenberg: Monitoring regulatory agendas in the U.S. and abroad. Soap and detergent firms will have to monitor an active regulatory...
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