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BASF, Dow again lead CW specialties ranking

2:38 PM MST | December 9, 2013 | —Vincent Valk

BASF tops the league tables for specialty chemicals sales in 2012, as the top company in CW’s Billion-Dollar Club once again is the biggest specialty chemicals company. The top-five specialties companies by sales—BASF, Dow Chemical, AkzoNobel, DuPont, and Evonik—remained the same as last year (table). Further down the list, some changes were afoot in 2012. The acquisition of oilfield chemicals firm Champion Technologies pushed Ecolab past Japan’s DIC to become the largest pure-play specialties firm. Eastman Chemical’s specialties...

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