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Timing is ripe for Huntsman and Clariant merger

Posted on June 8th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The time was ripe to strike a merger of equals, with two global specialty chemical companies well into their portfolio transformation plans shedding commoditised assets, with similar goals and valuation multiples, the CEOs of Huntsman and Clariant said on Monday 22 May. Continue reading “Timing is ripe for Huntsman and Clariant merger” »

Industry growth rates, productivity threatened by global trends

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Consultancy McKinsey‚Äôs chemicals practice threw some interesting thinking into the pot last week. Its research indicates that chemical sector returns have been flattening over the past few years with performance being negatively impacted by overcapacity and slower demand growth. Continue reading “Industry growth rates, productivity threatened by global trends” »

Westlake finally lands Axiall acquisition

Posted on June 28th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

 

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Westlake Chemical has agreed to¬†acquire Axiall Corp. for $3.8¬†billion, continuing record-setting year in chemicals industry M&A. ¬† Continue reading “Westlake finally lands Axiall acquisition” »

Joe Chang on Dow-DuPont & American Innovation Jobs

Posted on December 11th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

 

I called up Joe Chang of ICIS News today for a chat on the idea of a Dow DuPont Merger, and here’s what he had to say. Continue reading “Joe Chang on Dow-DuPont & American Innovation Jobs” »