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Europe Chemical Producer Ponder Harvey Impact, German Train Issues

Posted on September 26th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Some European companies have noted a degree of disruption in their markets caused by Hurricane Harvey in the US chemicals hub of Texas and Louisiana. But Europe’s industry is growing more concerned by the day about a less dramatic logistical issue, Germany’s rail transport problems. Continue reading “Europe Chemical Producer Ponder Harvey Impact, German Train Issues” »

ICIS Top 100 Data Show Companies Gaining Ground in Drive for Growth

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Preparing a list of the leading chemical companies by sales always highlights some trends worthy of note. Perhaps this year, the annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing emphasizes the struggle for growth and the ways in which companies have used mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to achieve their goals, the pressure on organic growth being widely apparent globally. Continue reading “ICIS Top 100 Data Show Companies Gaining Ground in Drive for Growth” »

Chemical Price Index Falls 2.6%, Reflecting Lower Crude Prices

Posted on July 27th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Significant price volatility for some petrochemicals over the past few months has overshadowed steadier trends more closely related to crude oil and overarching market direction. Continue reading “Chemical Price Index Falls 2.6%, Reflecting Lower Crude Prices” »