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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...
January 22, 2010
As U.S. Congress debates the future of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)—not only to make it permanent but also to require more stringent protection measures—the...
December 21, 2009
Region’s Influence Continues to Grow Prospects for demand recovery and the continuing rise of Mideast influence in petrochemicals topped discussion at the fourth annual Gulf...
October 4, 2009
The large volumes of petrochemical manufacturing capacity starting up in the Middle East over the next four years will have a major impact on intercontinental trade flows. Much of the...
October 4, 2009
The European petrochemical industry faces a serious competitive threat from producers in the Middle East. Almost 22 million m.t./year of additional ethylene capacity is scheduled to go...
October 4, 2009
More Tough Years Lie Ahead The European petrochemical industry is showing signs of recovery, following the near collapse of business in December 2008 and January 2009, when massive...
October 4, 2009
How Europe Provides a Role Model Sustainable logistics and supply chains are becoming increasingly important for the chemical industry. Legislators and the public are scrutinizing the...
July 28, 2009
ChemSite has proven itself a powerful magnet for attracting international investors. In Gelsenkirchen, for instance, the recent investment by Sabic Polyolefine highlights the...
July 28, 2009
Despite a plunge in volumes moving through their facilities, chemical terminal operators in North America report that rates have held up fairly well. That is mostly because the vast...
July 28, 2009
The chemical tank storage industry is feeling the impact of the global economic downturn, particularly in Europe, where throughput at tank terminals has declined due to falling demand...
July 28, 2009
The global economic and financial crisis is taking its toll on Europe’s major ports, resulting in lower volumes of chemicals traffic. Even the port of Antwerp, which has built...
February 11, 2009
Evonik Goldschmidt’s Household Care Business Line Focuses on Innovative Customer Solutions; Launches Novel Rinse Aid Microemulsion With the uncertainty of 2008 still lingering...
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