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April 7, 2016
Our cover story this week takes a look at how producers are priming growth in paints and coatings. T...
March 24, 2016
Producers attending industry’s big March petrochemical meetings—AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference and the IHS Chemical World Petrochemical Conference—noted how the impact of lower crude oil prices have rippled across industry, impacting feedstock pricing and competitiveness, margins, demand, and sentiment....
March 10, 2016
Our cover story this week takes a deep dive into the strategic considerations, financial projections, and background negotiations that brought together Dow Chemical and DuPont (p. 16). Industry’s largest deal will be followed within two years by its most ambitious split....
March 3, 2016
Our cover feature this week assesses the state of North America’s shale-enabled cost advantage in an era of sharply lower crude prices as petrochemical makers prepare for two big US gatherings: AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference at Dallas on 20–22 March and the IHS Chemical’s World Petrochemical Conference at Houston on 15–18 March (p. 21)....
February 18, 2016
Chemical markets remain in neutral in part because of subpar growth in the global economy....
February 11, 2016
Shipments of US chemicals, typically viewed as cyclically exposed, are shaking off economic turmoil in early 2016. Could a durable cost advantage be sheltering US chemical makers while most other materials and commodities markets are being rattled? The latest data show that may be the case....
January 28, 2016
Our cover story this week focuses on the fine chemical sector as it prepares for Informex in New Orleans from 2–4 February....
January 28, 2016
The US chemical industry is expected to feel the impact of slower global growth, low commodity prices, and the strong dollar, according to a report by Moody’s Investors Service...
January 14, 2016
Fourth-quarter earnings season is starting up in an uncertain environment. Stock markets globally have opened the year on a jittery note, perhaps reflecting concerns about mixed growth...
January 7, 2016
Our cover story this week assesses industry and economic prospects in 2016 (p. 16). Forecasts say global economic and chemical demand growth will continue to grow modestly as markets labor to break the slow-growth trend of recent years....
December 17, 2015
The obituary of the integrated and diversified chemical model was a bit premature—at least when viewed from Dow Chemical’s headquarters in Midland, MI....
December 10, 2015
Maybe the exit of the fully integrated and diversified chemical majors in the United States ends with a big bang and not a whimper. Dow Chemical and DuPont were believed to be in the final stages of negotiations over a $120-billion combination at CW press time on 10 December. A Dow-DuPont merger is expected to be followed by a three-way split, likely broken down to ag, basic chemicals and polymers, and advanced materials....
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