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October 15, 2010
Plastics makers are upbeat as industry descends on K2010, the world’s largest international plastics and rubber exhibition, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, October 27...
October 8, 2010
Chemical industry profits are up sharply in 2010, and companies are making the case that recovery can be sustained. AkzoNobel, DSM, Lubrizol and Rhodia each laid out ambitious mid-term...
September 24, 2010
The mood of attendees at the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Budapest October 2-6 is sure to be an improvement over the past two years. European petrochemical...
September 17, 2010
The chemical industry continues to look to China to drive growth. Attendees at last week’s China Petroleum and Chemical International Conference (CPCIC) in Shanghai, co-organized...
September 10, 2010
Chemical makers worldwide are looking to China to help raise their revenues and drive recovery from recession. China continues to pursue policies to increase domestic demand, sustain...
August 20, 2010
Demand for fertilizers, and the assets that make them, continue to surge in 2010. BHP Billiton (Melbourne, Australia), the world’s biggest mining company, has launched a...
August 6, 2010
What a difference a year continues to make. Chemical makers globally are reporting strong second-quarter earnings and volume gains (p. 6, 7). Dow Chemical sharply reversed year-ago...
July 23, 2010
The second-half 2010 outlook is coming into sharper focus and things don’t look as dire as recent stock market turmoil would indicate. Growth is moderating, but second-quarter...
July 9, 2010
CW’ s cover story takes a look at Responsible Care, now 22 years old, and its continuing evolution (p.23). ACC and ICCA are taking steps to foster broader adoption of the...
June 25, 2010
Recovery has the chemical sector quickly shedding inhibitions about M&A. BASF has sealed a deal to acquire Cognis for €3.1 billion ($3.8 billion). And Akzo Nobel reached an...
June 11, 2010
It wasn’t just the altitude that was elevated at ACC’s annual meeting at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, CO. High spirits are not surprising given that most...
June 4, 2010
Monsanto’s decision to reset commercial strategy for Roundup puts one of industry’s finest cash cows out to pasture ( p. 8). “The reality that Chinese glyphosate...
May 21, 2010
Chemical distributors have weathered the financial storm and emerged intact, as this week’s cover story shows ( p. 21). Early 2010 performance has improved, and distributors...
May 14, 2010
Recovery is also brightening deal prospects in the chemical sector. About $4.5 billion in deals were completed in first-quarter 2010, up from just $300 million at the trough of the...
April 30, 2010
“Spring is more enjoyable when it follows a long, hard winter,” BASF CEO Juergen Hambrecht told investors last week. And so it goes for chemical makers with a revival in...
April 23, 2010
Lawmakers have taken the first steps in more than 30 years to revise the U.S. Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the process will put industry and nongovernmental organizations...
April 9, 2010
So Monsanto’s seeds and trait sales and earnings won’t grow to the sky forever. Monsanto has had an impressive run since its 2000 spin off from Pharmacia, with profits and its...
March 26, 2010
Petrochemical makers assembling for NPRA’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, TX starting March 28 are in a better frame of mind than last year. A strong...
March 13, 2010
The Society of Chemical Industry (American Section) last week awarded the SCI Chemical Industry Medal to Michael Campbell, chairman and CEO of Arch Chemicals. In accepting the award...
February 26, 2010
Greater confidence is recovery should spark more M&A activity this year after a weak 2009. The total equity value of the deals totalled $25.4 billion in 2009, down from $39.7...
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