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2017 ICIS Innovation Awards – Meet the Winners

Posted on November 11th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Now in its 14th year, the International Chemical Information Service (ICIS) Innovation Awards seek to recognize companies and individuals that show high levels of innovation in products and processes, as well as those that are leading sustainability progress. The judges of the Innovation Awards have spoken, and the overall winners for 2017 awards have been announced.

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DSM Pushes Carbon Pricing

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

DSM has become something of a sustainability trailblazer for the chemical industry as it pushes the concept of carbon pricing through its own operations and investments as well as lobbying others to do so. Continue reading “DSM Pushes Carbon Pricing” »

Will growth end mega M&A deals?

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The mutually agreed merger of Huntsman and Clariant to create a specialty chemical company with $20bn enterprise value is the latest in a string of major consolidation deals in the sector. Leading chemical producers have been seeking ways of achieving growth during an extended period of sluggish global economic expansion, and mergers and acquisitions has been the go-to strategy. Continue reading “Will growth end mega M&A deals?” »