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May 9, 2013
Ferro has reached an agreement with FrontFour Capital and Quinpario Partners over nominees to Ferro’s board by support for election two out of three of the shareholder...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Ferro-shareholder-group-reach-agreement-on-board-nominees_51872.html
May 6, 2013
Glass Lewis (San Francisco), a corporate governance research and proxy advisory firm, has endorsed Ferro’s three board nominees—Richard Brown, Gregory Hyland, and Ronald...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Proxy-advisory-firm-endorses-Ferro-director-slate_51779.html
March 28, 2013
Despite the industry’s cyclicality and environmental risks, North American chemical companies tend to offer weak covenants on high-yield bonds, according to a new report from...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Moodys-Chemical-companies-offer-bond-investors-little-protection_50817.html
March 19, 2013
Rinchem (Albuquerque, NM) has recently opened a new 65,000-sq ft chemical logistics facility in Hollister, CA, the company says. The new facility includes warehousing areas for...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Rinchem-logistics-plant_50543.html
February 8, 2013
Six sodium chlorate manufacturers have established a consortium to seek authorization under Europe's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach)...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Six-producers-establish-consortium-to-seek-authorization-of-sodium-dichromate-under-Reach_49714.html
January 25, 2013
Investment firms FrontFour Capital and Quinpario Partners have nominated a slate of three candidates for Ferro’s board of directors, according to a regulatory filing. The group...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Investment-firms-seek-Ferro-board-spots-criticize-management_49347.html
January 7, 2013
Despite all the talk of low-cost feedstocks in the United States due to the impact of shale gas, the low alternative value of liquid hydrocarbons in Russia is keeping existing Russian...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Stranded-gas-and-hydrocarbons-in-Russia-compete-with-new-shale-gas-in-the-US_48726.html
January 3, 2013
SAE International (Warrendale, PA), a global group that sets voluntary technical standards for the automotive sector, says it is conducting an updated engineering review of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/SAE-to-reassess-safety-of-HFC-replacement_48537.html
December 19, 2012
A survey of chemical industry executives by KPMG (New York), a consultancy, has found that the US “fiscal cliff” is a key concern going into the end of the year. However...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Survey-US-fiscal-cliff-a-concern-for-industry-execs_48501.html
November 28, 2012
With the 2012 presidential election over, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Washington) is looking to work with federal regulatory agencies to ensure greater and...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/NACD-2012-Emphasis-on-regulatory-outreach_48007.html
November 14, 2012
Moody’s has downgraded its credit outlook for the chemical industry in North America, as well as Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), the ratings service says. The outlook...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Moodys-downgrades-chemical-industry-credit-outlook_47711.html
November 6, 2012
In an effort to push out debt maturities, Dow Chemical is issuing $2.5 billion in senior unsecured ten and thirty year bonds. Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Dow-to-refinance-$2-5-billion-in-debt_47493.html
October 18, 2012
Germany's chemical industry, the largest in Europe and the third-largest industrial sector in the country, can look ahead to a bright future, with a potential 40% increase in...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Innovation-is-key-to-German-chemical-industry-growth-study-says_47023.html
October 8, 2012
The geographic balance of demand in the global petrochemical market will continue to shift from Western Europe and North America to fast-growing economies in Asia/Pacific and...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/EPCA-2012-Petchem-demand-shifts-east-as-capacity-heads-west_46787.html
October 7, 2012
Europe's olefins and derivatives industry must focus on adding value to its products, if it is to survive in a rapidly changing global petrochemicals market, says Matthew Thoelke...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/EPCA-2012-Differentiation-is-key-to-survival-of-Europes-olefins-industry_46788.html
October 2, 2012
The first half of this year saw a large increase in debt financing by chemical companies, to $11.6 billion compared with $5.8 billion in the first half of 2011, according to data...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Banker-Big-uptick-in-chemical-debt-financing_46632.html
September 21, 2012
While concern about the macroeconomic situation rose from 2011 to 2012, chemical industry executives remain focused on growth and investment, and most say their companies are in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Survey-Industry-Execs-Focused-on-Growth-Despite-Macro-Concern_46458.html
September 13, 2012
China's chemical industry remains strong, despite weakness in the country's economy, and for the period January to July 2012, output was worth Rmb6.9 trillion ($1.1 trillion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/CW-China-Conference-A-Critical-Moment-of-Opportunity-for-Chemicals-as-Leaders-Grapple-with-Strategy-and-Innovation_46218.html
July 23, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, PPG is merging its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal will spin off PPG’s commodities business...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-23_45131.html
July 17, 2012
Analysts expect second-quarter earnings at chemical companies to be in line with expectations, albeit on the weaker side. “We expect Q2 earnings will be down 2% compared to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Analysts-Expect-Weaker-Second-Quarter-Earnings_44898.html
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