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January 29, 2010
Chemical makers have returned to profit and volumes are starting to turn positive again, but a look at volume trends makes clear that recovery still has a long way to go. Double-digit...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Bounce-Back_24442.html
January 22, 2010
Chemical makers this year face regulatory or legislative action on each of industry’s top priorities—climate, energy, a rework of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Re-Regulating-Chemicals_24263.html
January 8, 2010
All indications point to continued recovery this year, led by China. Producers are optimistic that the gradual demand improvement since second-quarter 2009 can be sustained in the new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/2010-Vision_24012.html
December 18, 2009
CW’s cover story this week surveys the stories and trends that had the biggest impact on industry over the past 10 years ( p. 20). The overarching trend was globalization, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Going-Global_23637.html
December 11, 2009
While the region may not be entirely immune from the global recession, the Mideast continues to advance its position as the world’s export hub for petrochemicals. {indesign_image...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Mideast-Advance_23447.html
November 16, 2009
This week’s cover story features climate change, and showcases varying opinions about the approach that the chemical industry and the world’s leading politicians should...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Copenhagen-Its-not-Just-Politicians-Who-Must-Deliver_22746.html
November 2, 2009
In-depth interviews with senior executives at AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow Chemical, DuPont, and Shell Chemical, combined with the findings of a survey undertaken jointly by CW and CSC (Falls...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/A-New-Response-to-Regulation_22421.html
October 16, 2009
BASF, with chemical sales of $58.3 billion, again tops CW’s fifteenth annual Billion-Dollar Club ranking of the largest chemical companies in the world by revenue (p. 23). Less...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Billion-Dollar-Club_22128.html
October 2, 2009
U.S. chemical management policy and greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation top industry’s regulatory agenda but progress had been slowed so far this year by the commotion surrounding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Regulatory-Return_21791.html
September 18, 2009
Chemical makers have grown more confident that the global economy and industry demand are pulling out of one of the deepest dives since at least the early 1980s. Second-half economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Muted-Recovery_21447.html
September 4, 2009
Spring may be arriving about six months late for the global economy and chemical makers. Late summer economic news has been mostly favorable, and indicators point to continued...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Fall-Ahead_21177.html
August 21, 2009
A glut in natural gas supply and lower prices for related natural gas liquids (NGL) feedstocks has provided some small measure of comfort to U.S. and Canadian petrochemical makers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/North-American-Competitiveness_20966.html
August 7, 2009
Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris says the second quarter was perhaps the most active in the company’s history. The company started work on the integration of Rohm and Haas...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Stabilizing-Dow-Chemical_20645.html
July 24, 2009
In one measure of just how badly the situation, and expectations, for industry have deteriorated since last fall, DuPont was able to tout a nearly 50% year-over-year drop in earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Solid-Ground_20342.html
July 10, 2009
The change in control of Congress and Administration in Washington, as well as public concerns about global warming, terrorism, and chemicals management, have created the most...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Responsible-Care_20068.html
June 26, 2009
Chemical makers have moved beyond the shock of the sharp demand declines that have cut profits and sales since late 2008. Conditions are no longer getting worse in most regions, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Enabling-Recovery_19846.html
June 15, 2009
The ongoing impact of the global economic slowdown and a more aggressive policy agenda topped discussions at ACC’s annual meeting, held last week at Colorado Springs, CO. Dramatic changes since last year’s meeting, including the rapid onset of global recession and the 2008 elections in the U.S. have created intense market and regulatory challenges for chemical makers....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Reacting-to-Change_19474.html
May 29, 2009
Several key indicators show that the chill of the global recession may be starting to thaw for chemical makers. Demand recovery, which began late in the first quarter, appears to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Spring-Thaw_19218.html
May 28, 2009
A group of senior chemical industry executives met at the United Nations (UN) International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2) in Geneva earlier this month and demonstrated...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Calling-All-Leaders-_19056.html
May 8, 2009
As industry grapples with unprecedented challenges, DuPont chairman Chad Holliday offered three useful lessons in the form of short stories as he accepted the 2009 International...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Character-Counts_18777.html
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