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June 21, 2012
The owners of Evonik Industries have postponed indefinitely plans for an initial public offering (IPO) for the company. Majority shareholder RAG Foundation (Essen, Germany) cites...
June 14, 2012
Growing economic uncertainty, falling energy and chemical prices, and indications of weakening demand have producers recalibrating second-half expectations as sharp drops in energy and...
June 14, 2012
Rohr: Methanol returns to U.S. Celanese says it will build a methanol production facility at its Clear Lake, TX acetyls complex. “The positive developments in the U.S. energy...
June 1, 2012
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have approved separate bills that would revise FDA’s ability to oversee certain provisions related to pharmaceutical ingredients and...
May 17, 2012
Eramo: Asian demand will drive global growth. The state of the global petrochemical industry and strategies for chemical markets in Asia topped discussion at the Asia Petrochemical...
May 17, 2012
Albemarle says it will exit the phosphorous flame retardants business, and will shut related capacity at its Avonmouth, UK and Nanjing, China sites. The affected business had annual...
April 26, 2012
First-quarter earnings reports at diversified, commodity, and industrial gases firms showed mixed results, as increasing stability in U.S. markets and industrial segments were offset...
April 19, 2012
Early first-quarter results were positive with raw material cost inflation was more than offset by rising volumes and selling prices. DuPont and Albemarle beat analysts’...
April 19, 2012
Fleming: Acquisition immediately accretive. Cytec Industries has reached a deal to acquire Umeco (Leamington Spa, U.K.), a maker of advanced composite materials for industrial and...
April 5, 2012
Dow Chemical says it will implement several cost-reduction efforts including plant closures and about 900 jobs, in response to “continued weakness” in the European economy. The...
March 22, 2012

Chemical demand growth in China has fallen below the double-digit percentage pace it has sustained over the last few years, but producers and analysts are confident that a feared “hard landing” can be avoided. China still offers the industry’s best growth prospects, they say. Year-over-year chemical production growth fell below 10% in September 2011 for the first time in two years, and it has continued to moderate through early 2012.

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March 15, 2012
The U.S., European Union (EU), and Japan have launched a legal challenge to China’s restrictions on exports of rare earths. They have jointly requested dispute settlement...
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