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November 23, 2010
A survey by AlixPartners, a consulting firm, of chemical industry executives found that they are relatively optimistic about revenue recovery and that a good number anticipate M&A...
October 20, 2010
The chemical industry in the U.S. is in a transformative period in which companies are shifting focus from expanding production and capacity to scientific and technical breakthroughs...
September 22, 2010
Roger Green and John King have joined the consulting firm CMAI from Nexant Chem Systems. The move forms part of CMAI's expansion, which includes the formation of two new practices...
September 16, 2010
A report by investment bank HSBC estimates that the global low carbon energy market will reach $2.2 trillion by 2020, even in the absence of U.S. carbon price. The report considered...
September 15, 2010
Accenture's research on the preferences of chemical customers revealed many interesting things. Chief among them, probably, was that price does not trump all: product quality and...
August 31, 2010
A recent survey featuring 1,300 companies conducted jointly by Accenture and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has reveals that chemical firms will have to be more deliberate if they are to meet the varied expectations of customers across regions. The survey also found that building operational excellence that enables customers to deliver the basics of product performance, quality and supply reliability is key to customer’s success....
July 21, 2010
The high-yield debt financing market has been "temperamental" through 2010, shutting down or growing expensive in reaction to periodic bad news, sources say. Overall...
July 12, 2010
Credit rating trends in the chemicals sector were "strongly positive" in the second-quarter and will likely continue improving through the rest of the year, according to a...
June 22, 2010
The U.S. chemical industry is moving towards self-sustaining growth, driven by rising demand, business investment, and cost advantages, ACC said in its mid-year outlook. Chemicals...
April 15, 2010
Credit ratings in the chemicals sector will continue to improve through the rest of this year, according to a report by Standard and Poor's (S&P; New York), the ratings agency...
April 14, 2010
A combination of new regulatory and legislative initiatives, along with cyber attacks that are growing in both sophistication and frequency, has created a "new norm" for a...
April 14, 2010
DuPont has formed a new business unit, DuPont Sustainable Solutions--comprising the former DuPont Safety Resources, and segments of DuPont Clean Technologies and Coastal Training...
April 12, 2010
Members of Socma expect sales to increase this year, citing the improving U.S. economy as a reason for optimism, according to the group's annual survey. About 90% of Socma members...
February 11, 2010
The global market for atomic layer deposition (ALD) materials and equipment is poised to reach $978 million by 2014, a significant increase from $199 million in 2009, according to a...
February 2, 2010
U.S. chemical firms are projected to distribute 8.2 billion pounds of propylene resins by 2014, up from 6.8 billion pounds last year, according to a new report by consultancy (?) BCC...
January 18, 2010
By Harpal Singh, CEO of Supply Chain Consultants The cost required to distribute bulk products such as petroleum, chemicals, and gases is a substantial part of the total cost of...
January 11, 2010
As Congress debates the future of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)--not only to make it permanent but also to require more stringent protection measures--the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has already assigned more than 2,000 chemical facilities to one of four final risk-tiers....
January 11, 2010
NEW YORK, January 11, 2010 – Access Intelligence (News) (AI), owners of SRI Consulting (chemical.ihs.com) Chemical Week (CW) (www.chemweek.com) and Chemical Engineering...
November 12, 2009
The chemicals M&A market is in a period of flux, as a gap in perceived value is starting to close and players from developing markets are emerging as buyers, speakers at CW's...
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