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Huntsman Looks to Innovation, Integration and Global Growth

Posted on December 12th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Capturing superior and sustainable growth in developed world markets is proving increasingly difficult for established chemical companies. Steady, maybe, but unexciting, almost certainly, industrial and consumer demand means that the superior growth nut has become difficult to crack. Continue reading “Huntsman Looks to Innovation, Integration and Global Growth” »

Contagious trends emanate from short Europe crude MDI market

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

Force majeures and production issues in the Europe crude methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) market have left participants lamenting a lack of product. Continue reading “Contagious trends emanate from short Europe crude MDI market” »

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” »

Covestro Q1 earnings driven by volumes and prices

Posted on May 16th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Higher prices for key intermediates in Asia and the knock-on effect in other parts of the world in the first quarter has, not surprisingly, helped lift returns for the petrochemical majors. Continue reading “Covestro Q1 earnings driven by volumes and prices” »

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