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A Look at the Leaders

9:40 AM MDT | September 29, 2008 | Robert Westervelt Robw@Chemweek.Com

The Billion-Dollar Club, CW’s exclusive ranking of chemical firms compiled by senior editor Kerri Walsh, provides a useful guide to shifts at the top of the industry’s leaderboard. BASF sits comfortably atop the club again this year, with 2007 chemical revenues of $64.6 billion, up 13%. Dow Chemical remains in second place with sales up 9%, to $53.5 billion. Ineos, founded only 10 years ago, is number three at $45 billion. Ineos and LyondellBasell have moved up the ranks via aggressive acquisitions this decade, a period likely to be looked upon as a...

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