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China bike-sharing boom bodes well for petrochemical industry

Posted on August 21st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Bicycles of Chinese bike sharing service Mobike lined up at a subway station in Zhengzhou city in China’s Henan province (Source: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)

China’s booming bicycle-sharing service is spurring investments in tyre innovation among petrochemical producers.

The number of “intelligent” bicycles available for sharing has surged to more than 30m in China in just two years of operation and is still growing. Continue reading “China bike-sharing boom bodes well for petrochemical industry” »

Chemicals M&A wave to persist despite Q2 blip

Posted on August 18th, 2017 by 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” »

Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference Coming Up May 14-17

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Big green ideas will be in the spotlight from May 14-17 as the second Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference takes place in Berlin, Germany. This conference aims to create a forum for a broad dialogue that encompasses many different fields, and is particularly focused on engaging in discussion around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Continue reading “Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference Coming Up May 14-17” »

R&D Layoffs at Dow and DuPont Make Room for Agile New Competitors

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Two of the world’s largest chemical companies have significantly reduced their R&D staff and budgets. Former rivals Dow Chemical and DuPont announced their $130 billion merger in July 2016 – heralding massive layoffs for both parties. Continue reading “R&D Layoffs at Dow and DuPont Make Room for Agile New Competitors” »

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