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Global Chem Shipping Problem to Persist for Years

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The too-many-ships problem is not going away anytime soon, at least for the chemical tanker fleet. London-based maritime consultant Drewry says in a new report that freight rates on long-haul routes will continue to be challenged by a surplus of large vessels over the next two years. Continue reading “Global Chem Shipping Problem to Persist for Years” »

A New Era of Economic Acceleration Amid Political Uncertainty?

Posted on February 7th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris has hardly ever been more bullish than on the company’s Q4 earnings conference call. Citing positive momentum in the US and global economies going into 2017, his comments contrast starkly with those about dealing with a “slow growth” world just a couple of years ago. Continue reading “A New Era of Economic Acceleration Amid Political Uncertainty?” »

Styrenics industry enjoying boom times

Posted on November 18th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

 

Despite the global economic volatility and the concerns that rise from the unstable financial markets, the styrenics industry seems to be going against this trend and to be experiencing a rather profitable period. Continue reading “Styrenics industry enjoying boom times” »

ICIS Innovation Awards – The Winners

Posted on October 20th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes in the chemical industry, as today’s winners of the ICIS Innovation Awards 2016 clearly show. The overall winner, US-based Compact Membrane Systems is a small start-up but one with a big idea – a cheaper and more energy efficient way of separating lower olefins for paraffins. Continue reading “ICIS Innovation Awards – The Winners” »

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