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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
October 15, 2007
Uncertainty over requirements under the new federal Homeland Security law is causing concern among companies doing business in the U.S. chemical industry, several distributors tell CW...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Waiting-Game-Heats-Up-Distributors-Await-Details-on-New-Security-Law_8319.html
October 15, 2007
Tank cars hauling chlorine and anhydrous ammonia are at the top of the most-wanted list of chemicals that several groups aim to see rerouted away from major cities, replaced with less...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Transportation-Nowhere-to-Go_5423.html
October 12, 2007
The International Council of Chemical Associations’ (ICCA; Brussels) has released its inaugural review of the global chemical industry, highlighting the expansion of Responsible...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Taking-Care-Globally_8323.html
September 25, 2007
CW’s Billion Dollar Club, compiled by senior associate editor Kerri Walsh, offers an annual glimpse of changes at the top of the global chemical sector....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Keeping-Score_7963.html
September 21, 2007
The Society of Chemical Industry (American Section) awarded the Perkin Medal, the highest honor in American industrial chemistry, to biochemist and Genentech co-founder Herbert Boyer at a reception in Philadelphia last week....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/The-DNA-of-Innovation_7764.html
September 14, 2007
Honeywell’s UOP (Des Plaines, IL) says it has been awarded $6.7 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop bio-based jet fuels. The aim of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Jet-Propellant-Goes-Green_7618.html
September 14, 2007
Kevlar launch: DuPont works with NASA on stronger insulation material. DuPont says it has signed an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to jointly...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/DuPont-Shoots-for-the-Moon-With-Bullet-Proof-Material_7619.html
September 14, 2007
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) say they have developed a clean, direct synthesis of amides that could potentially be applied to fine chemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Direct-Synthesis-of-Amides-Without-the-Waste_7620.html
September 14, 2007
Major enhancements are coming to CW’s online home (www.chemweek.com). Visitors will see a complete overhaul of the Web site, and a preview is available now. The relaunch will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/ChemWeek-Com-Relaunched_7641.html
September 7, 2007
The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) legislation took effect June 1, with the industry still awaiting crucial guidance on how the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/An-Opportunity-to-Reach-Out_6496.html
September 7, 2007
Industry shippers and carriers say they are in a holding pattern regarding the latest round of safety and security regulations until the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Gearing-Up-for-Changes_7454.html
September 7, 2007
Collaborations with R&D firms, customers, and competitors are an increasingly important cost-cutting and risk-management vehicle for manufacturers of electronic materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Semicon-West-More-Collaborations_7455.html
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