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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 May 18th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
US-based paints and coatings producer Sherwin-Williams recently provided markets with a sneak preview of what to expect in the earnings season when it warned that it will continue to feel pressure from rising feedstock costs in the second quarter of 2017. Continue reading “US paint companies expect more inflation in Q2” »
Posted on April 13th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Executives and managers from several plastic producers expect Brazil’s economy to start a sustained recovery in the second half of the year, ending the nation’s worst recession since the Great Depression. Continue reading “Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half” »
Posted on November 29th, 2016 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Huntsman Corporation and other companies are making rapid advances in composites by reducing the cure times of their resins and removing the barriers that kept them out of mass-produced automobiles.
Composites are attractive to automobile makers because they can reduce the weight of their vehicles and increase their fuel efficiency. Continue reading “Composites to replace more materials in automotives” »
Posted on November 8th, 2016 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Celanese’s pending acquisition of the Italian compounder SoFTer Group will further increase the company’s exposure in engineered materials.
The deal will not change Celanese’s place as one of the largest producers of acetyls in the world. Continue reading “Celanese boosts engineered materials with SoFTer deal” »