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US Moody’s Newly Rated Chems To Likely Miss ’17 Targets

Posted on July 18th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

A Moody's sign is displayed on 7 World Trade Center, the company's corporate headquarters in New York, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Moody’s sign is displayed on 7 World Trade Center, the company’s corporate headquarters in New York, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Chemical companies newly rated by Moody’s Investors Service over the last 18 months will likely miss their 2017 targets because of slow growth in some of their end markets. The outlook is part of a report by the ratings agency, which looked at the 38 chemical companies it rated from January 2013 to May 2017. Continue reading “US Moody’s Newly Rated Chems To Likely Miss ’17 Targets” »

INEOS joins US in building next wave of shale projects

Posted on June 30th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

INEOS’s new expansion projects in Europe will rely on feedstock imported from the US, with the company taking further advantage of the influx of feedstock from the opposite side of the Atlantic. Continue reading “INEOS joins US in building next wave of shale projects” »

Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by 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” »

Composites to replace more materials in automotives

Posted on November 29th, 2016 by 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” »

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