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Joseph Chang

Joseph Chang

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Trump Faces Business Backlash, Putting Agenda in Doubt

Posted on August 31st, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The backlash from US business leaders in response to President Donald Trump’s remarks on the Charlottesville, Virginia protest and clash puts his business friendly agenda in serious doubt. Continue reading “Trump Faces Business Backlash, Putting Agenda in Doubt” »

Clariant Targets Improved Chemical Catalysts

Posted on August 14th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Clariant’s oxidation catalyst pilot reactor in Heufeld, Germany.

Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company Clariant is developing “optimized, improved versions” of catalysts to produce olefins, methanol, and ammonia, said the head of its catalysts research and development (R&D) department. Continue reading “Clariant Targets Improved Chemical Catalysts” »

Timing is ripe for Huntsman and Clariant merger

Posted on June 8th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The time was ripe to strike a merger of equals, with two global specialty chemical companies well into their portfolio transformation plans shedding commoditised assets, with similar goals and valuation multiples, the CEOs of Huntsman and Clariant said on Monday 22 May. Continue reading “Timing is ripe for Huntsman and Clariant merger” »

Asia’s next shift in petrochemicals to be led by China and India

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

While a good amount of buzz at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Sapporo, Japan, on 18-19 May was on the coming wave of US ethylene and derivatives capacity and its potential impact, Asia itself is undergoing major structural shifts with implications for global markets. Continue reading “Asia’s next shift in petrochemicals to be led by China and India” »

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