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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 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” »
Posted on September 1st, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
The disruptions caused by Hurricane Harvey could delay the start-up of new plants that were expected during the upcoming months – on top of all the shutdowns it caused to existing sites. Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey May Delay New Plant Start-Ups” »
Posted on August 18th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Chemical deal-making fell during the second quarter of 2017, but the slowdown merely marks a blip in the wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that are reshaping the industry. Continue reading “Chemicals M&A wave to persist despite Q2 blip” »