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Coatings and Plastics Lead Production Growth in June

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals and synthetic rubber led year on year chemicals production growth in June, the latest analysis from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows. But the data also illustrate the fact that sector growth remains broad-based. Continue reading “Coatings and Plastics Lead Production Growth in June” »

Synthetic Rubber Producers Under Pressure As Butadiene Prices Climb

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

The recent rapid and, since August, relentless increase in butadiene prices in Asia is forcing some consumers to think about cutbacks. Continue reading “Synthetic Rubber Producers Under Pressure As Butadiene Prices Climb” »

Versalis looking for growth, pushing ahead on bio-portfolio

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Daniele Ferrari

Versalis CEO, Daniele Ferrari Source: Versalis

The “better products” drive has taken on new meaning at Italy-headquartered Versalis. Buoyed by positive cash flows and profits, the company, now once again part of energy giant ENI, is pushing ahead with geographical expansion alongside the development of a robust bio-based production platform. Continue reading “Versalis looking for growth, pushing ahead on bio-portfolio” »