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LyondellBasell / Braskem Makes Strategic Sense but Complexities Unique

Posted on November 28th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

An acquisition by LyondellBasell of Brazil-based polymers giant Braskem would make an excellent strategic fit, and would also be financially feasible with LyondellBasell’s strong and flexible balance sheet. Continue reading “LyondellBasell / Braskem Makes Strategic Sense but Complexities Unique” »

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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Chemical Distributor Valuations Rise as M&A Wave Sweeps Sector

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by 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” »

Trump Faces Business Backlash, Putting Agenda in Doubt

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

The backlash from US business leaders in response to President Donald Trump’s remarks on the Charlottesville, Virginia protest and clash puts his business friendly agenda in serious doubt. Continue reading “Trump Faces Business Backlash, Putting Agenda in Doubt” »

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