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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...
February 12, 2010
Air Products appears to see big things in small packages, again. After a brisk exit from the North American packaged gases sector in 2002, it is seeking a grand reentrance via a...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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