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Al Greenwood is an ICIS news editor, based in the Houston office, and works as part of a global news gather team for ICIS news.
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Posted on December 18th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
The economic recoveries in Brazil and Argentina are trickling down to the nation’s chemical industries, which are seeing demand rise and – in Argentina – the possibility of new capacity. These were among the highlights of this year’s annual meeting held by the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA), which ended Tuesday 14 November. Continue reading “Brazilian Recovery, Argentine Projects Among APLA Highlights” »
Posted on November 24th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Economic nationalism could disrupt how chemical companies spend their research and development dollars – by making investments less efficient and by encouraging firms to spend money in other parts of the world. Continue reading “Economic Nationalism Could Disrupt Chem R&D Spending” »
Posted on September 28th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
The decision by DowDuPont to transfer more businesses from its pending Materials Science spin-off to Specialty Products will leave the former more exposed to commodity markets and the volatility inherent in them, an analyst with Moody’s Investors Service said. Continue reading “DowDuPont Faces Challenges as Businesses Shift to Specialties” »
Posted on September 8th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
The wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) hitting the chemical industry has also swept distribution, a sector that has changed over the years as companies began adding more services to their offerings. Continue reading “Chemical Distributor Valuations Rise as M&A Wave Sweeps Sector” »