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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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