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May 27, 2008
Biofilms, or bacterial communities that form on a range of surfaces from water pipes to medical devices in hospital patients, have come under the microscope at BASF. That is because...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Biofilms-R-and-D-Building-a-Case-Against-Clever-Bacteria_12128.html
May 20, 2008
The huge opportunities for the chemical industry in India were the main theme of the first annual joint Chemical Week/Indian Chemical Council (ICC; Mumbai) conference held recently in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Indias-Chemical-Sector-Goes-Global_12007.html
March 3, 2008
Nalco has tapped DuPont senior executive J. Erik Fyrwald as chairman and CEO. Fyrwald had been group v.p. in charge of DuPont’s agriculture and nutrition division since 2003, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Nalco-Names-DuPont-Executive-as-Chairman-and-CEO_10618.html
March 3, 2008
DuPont says it will make a multimillion-dollar investment to improve production at its Thetford Mines, Quebec site, which produces quartz slabs for the residential and commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/DuPont-Invests-in-Quartz-Production_10619.html
March 3, 2008
Rohm and Haas (R&H) says it has entered into two agreements with IBM to jointly develop materials and processes for next-generation chips. Both collaborations will focus on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/R-and-H-and-IBM-Team-Up-for-Next-Gen-Chip-Technology_10632.html
March 3, 2008
Nanotechnology firm nCoat (Whitsett, NC) says it has consolidated production at its High Performance Coating subsidiary’s Chandler, AZ production plant into the larger and more...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/nCoat-Consolidates-Two-Units_10634.html
February 19, 2008
Chemical shippers are not likely to get a break this year from high freight costs amid higher fuel prices and tighter safety and security regulations, said speakers at CW’s 13th...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/CW-Conference-Transportation_10367.html
January 28, 2008
The swoon in global equity prices last week, which hit chemical makers particularly hard, appears to be a rejection of the notion of “decoupling,” the idea that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Are-Things-Different-This-Time_10009.html
January 22, 2008
The ongoing debate regarding national standards for chemical facility security took a new turn in October 2006 when the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 became law. Sandwiched inside the text was Section 550, which required the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to regulate security at the nation’s most at-risk chemical facilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/DHS-Legislation-Embraces-Performance-Standards_9926.html
January 15, 2008
Growth in developing markets should lead industry growth this year, offsetting the negative impacts of a weak U.S. economy, tighter credit markets, and soaring energy costs as our...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Worth-Watching-in-2008_9702.html
January 7, 2008
Cabot has named Patrick M. Prevost president and CEO, and a member of its board of directors. He succeeds Kennett F. Burnes, who is retiring. Prevost was previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/key-changes_9436.html
December 18, 2007
Discussions at the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) second annual forum, held December 11-13 in Dubai, illustrate that it is no longer accurate to tag the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/The-Mideast-Matures_9379.html
December 14, 2007
The chemical distribution industry is being reshaped by M&A, with recent deals that have made several major players even bigger and raised customer concerns regarding pricing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/M-and-A-Reshapes-Distribution-Sector_9435.html
December 10, 2007
Major M&A deals in Brazil this year will advance the long-sought consolidation of Brazil’s petrochemical industry, and further broaden Petrobras’ and Braskem’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Assessing-Latin-Americas-Potential_9320.html
December 3, 2007
A panel of biofuels experts convened recently by DuPont addressed the role biofuels can play in helping to curb global warming and reduce U.S. dependence on hydrocarbon fuel sources...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Alternative-Energy_9134.html
November 21, 2007
Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and co-founder of private equity firm Bain Capital, has an impressive roster of supporters from industry for the 2008 presidental election....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/A-Chemical-Candidate_8922.html
November 20, 2007
Chemical companies have relatively sophisticated software and control systems in place, but figuring out how to drive the most value from them to yield year-over-year savings continues...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Operational-Excellence_8989.html
November 7, 2007
The ongoing credit crunch has put the brakes on large chemical M&A deals. Activity has slowed after a frenzied spring and early summer that saw $1-billion-plus deals frequently...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/M-and-A-in-the-Middle_8707.html
October 31, 2007
Chemical makers continue to struggle with high and volatile feedstock costs as third-quarter earnings reports demonstrate. Forecasts that energy and feedstock costs would moderate in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Facing-the-Feedstock-Challenge_8530.html
October 17, 2007
Researchers at the University of California (Berkeley) say that replacing gasoline with ethanol made from corn offers only marginal environmental benefits. However, there are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Researchers-Calculate-Benefits-of-Bioethanol_5792.html
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