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The World's first podcast for the global chemicals industry brought to you by ICIS. That's some of the most seasoned of 100 professional journalists and reporters who cover the industry for ICIS Chemical Business magazine (incorporating European Chemical



Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:44:10 +0000

 



ICIS Chemical Business podcast August 28, 2012

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:50:04 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business covering August 27 to September 9, 2012, begins with a cover story looking at the impact that the drought in the US has had on corn growth, which in turn has negatively impacted the ethanol market. Also featured in the current issue are examinations of Saudi Arabia’s plans for massive polymer conversion centers there, and how the slowdown in China’s construction market is affecting growth of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) there. Meanwhile in this week’s regular columns, we look at derivative demand in China; the search for bio-butadiene; India’s Reliance Industries starts a $12bn expansion; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-08-28T13_50_04-07_00.mp3




ICIS Energy podcast: August additions to the ICIS natural gas portfolio

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:30:04 +0000

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ESGM editor Ed Cox discusses recent additions to ICIS' natural gas portfolio


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast August 15, 2012

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:45:57 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the weeks of August 13 and August 20, 2012, starts with a cover story looking at financial results for chemical companies in Europe: The continued storm of bad macroeconomic news is now affecting balance sheets. Additionally, another article in the current issue examines mergers and acquisitions (M&A): global M&A is down by 76% for the first half of 2012, as compared to the same period last year. Looking forward, the latest issue also features the finalists for the ICIS Innovation Awards 2012. All this and more, including reports on the US ethanol industry; increasing Chinese ethylene imports; and global polyethylene turmoil, are in the latest issue of ICIS Chemical Business.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-08-15T11_45_57-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast July 31, 2012

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:41:53 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business covering July 30 to August 12, 2012, begins with a cover story on the proposed merger between US-based PVC producers Georgia Gulf and US-based PPG Industries’ chlor-alkali business. This deal could create an integrated vinyls company with roughly $5bn in sales. The current issue also has two feature articles looking at the chemical industry and weight reduction in automobiles. Among this week’s regular columns are examinations of European benzene, Asian methanol, US ethanol, and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-07-31T12_41_53-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast July 18, 2012

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:21:50 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for July 16-29, 2012, begins with a cover story and very large supplement examining The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors 2012: in addition to the ranking of the world’s top chemical distributors, this special section offers coverage of the leading companies, as well as interviews with and commentaries by the heads of the major chemical distribution associations. The latest issue also contains a feature covering how the US is regaining its competitive position; as well as columns on polyolefins in Europe and India; improving demand increases naphtha prices in Asia and US; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-07-18T14_21_50-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast July 3, 2012

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:18:43 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the weeks of July 2 and July 8, 2012, starts with a cover story on how the glut of propane in the US is spurring investments in export capacity, as well as the construction of new world-scale propylene facilities. Also featured are articles on the beneficial impact from US shale gas on bio-based products, and a look at the increasing commercialization of bioplastics. Meanwhile, in this issue’s regular columns we examine: the caustic soda oversupply that is expected in five years; falling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) prices in Latin America; Wall Street analysts are lowering 2012 and 2013 profit forecasts for commodity chemicals; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-07-03T08_18_43-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast June 27, 2012

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 07:39:45 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of June 25, 2012, begins with a cover story on the European economy and how the recent Greek elections may impact the chemical industry. The current issue continues with several features looking at India: while tough times are projected for the nation’s polyester industry, massive capacity expansions there indicate a bright future. Other articles in this issue include: weakening oil prices will drive more cautious purchasing strategies; an economic hard landing is projected for China; plentiful US natural gas inspires a new methanol plant in Texas; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-06-27T00_39_45-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast June 19, 2012

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:46:05 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of June 18, 2012, begins with a cover story on the announced ethylene capacity expansions going on the US Gulf Coast—by 2016, US ethylene capacity is expected to have increased by 33%. This issue also has a special feature on the construction boom in the Middle East, focusing on the proposed multi-billion-dollar petrochemical facilities for the region. Meanwhile, the issue’s regularly scheduled columns look at: the state of Pennsylvania plans a tax-credit program to encourage ethylene producers; the US driving season sustains demand for naphtha; tightness for European benzene supports the regional styrene market; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast June 12, 2012

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:40:01 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of June 11, 2012, starts with a cover story on US optimism fading: several CEOs of chemical firms turn decidedly negative on the near-term outlook. Meanwhile, the current issue’s features section looks at caustic soda and chlor-alkali: while demand may be weak, that could also help drive up prices. Then in this week’s columns, we look at: Formosa Petrochemicals in Taiwan is closing a cracker temporarily; falling ethylene prices in Europe drag down polyethylene prices; subsidies in China are not boosting sales of polypropylene there; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast June 6, 2012

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:19:57 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of June 4, 2012, starts with a cover story examining falling sales in Europe’s industrial sector—it seems end-markets in the region are subsiding. Meanwhile, this issue’s features look at Latin America: from the need for more polymer imports in Central America, to the threat US shale gas poses to the region’s proposed cracker projects. Among the stories covered in this issue’s columns, we have falling polyethylene prices in the US; the $7bn Petro Rabigh II expansion in Saudi Arabia is approved; acrylic fiber prices in China halt their decline; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-06-06T08_19_57-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast May 30, 2012

Wed, 30 May 2012 19:01:09 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of May 28, 2012, begins with a cover story examining how the eurozone crisis has impacted China’s petrochemical and polymers prices. Then the China Outlook special report looks at how rising labor costs in China and the reduced cost of feedstocks in US—due to shale gas—could lead to a revival of North American manufacturing. The current issue also features an exclusive interview with the chairman of the board of management for LANXESS; overcapacity and rising costs are making the quick recovery of chemical shipping unlikely; bio-materials are gaining more and more market share with their growing popularity; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-05-30T12_01_09-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast May 23, 2012

Thu, 24 May 2012 13:22:30 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of May 21, 2012, begins with a cover story and several features examining the current price plunge for many polymers and petrochemicals. Then there is a special supplement looking at the European Association for Chemical Distributors (FECC) Annual Congress for 2012. Also in this issue: Saudi Arabia-based SABIC is investing roughly $175m to upgrade crackers in the Netherlands; the European methanol market is at a crossroads, especially with sanctions against Iran; polyethylene prices weaken as feedstocks fall; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-05-24T06_22_30-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast May 7, 2012

Mon, 07 May 2012 22:06:21 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of May 7, 2012, starts with a cover story, and has several feature articles on third party logistics providers (3PLs), including The ICIS Top 50 3PL List, highlighting the best services, capabilities and geographic locations for 3PLs. Also in this issue: a look at China’s shrinking demand for petroleum; a giant methanol production facility scheduled for Trinidad is on hold; demand for polycarbonates in Asia are rising; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-05-07T15_06_21-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast May 1, 2012

Tue, 01 May 2012 22:14:59 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of April 30, 2012, starts with a cover story on the search for PA-12 alternatives. PA-12, otherwise known as polyamide-12, or Nylon-12, is essential to automakers. But with Evonik responsible for roughly 40% of PA-12’s capacity, a March explosion at the company’s facility in Germany has thrown the auto industry into turmoil, with chemical suppliers scrambling to make up the PA-12 deficit. Also in the latest issue: a detailed report on the global plastics packaging market; a look at the penetration of bio-polymers into packaging; an exclusive interview with the CEO of Italy-based chemical manufacturer Eni Versalis; caustic soda contract prices in Europe are falling because of oversupply and weak demand; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-05-01T15_14_59-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast April 23, 2012

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:03:23 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of April 23, 2012, has a special feature section on oleochemicals and surfactants—performance is key, say many market participants. Then, the special China outlook in this issue points out that the urbanization of that nation’s population does not necessarily translate into higher polymer profits. Meanwhile, in this issue’s regular columns, we look at: butadiene in Asia and the US; plans to blend methanol with gasoline; the outlook for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in North America is very strong; and much more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-04-23T14_03_23-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast April 17, 2012

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:15:14 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of April 16, 2012, starts with a cover story promoting the annual ICIS Innovation Awards. ICIS is searching for the most innovative processes, products, business practices and environmental initiatives. The current issue also features a look at the growing commercial production of bio-based chemicals, as well as an exclusive interview with the head of Shell Chemicals’ downstream technology unit. Also featured in this issue: manufacturers consider alternative methods of butadiene production; US-based Invista to build a new nylon plant in China; anti-dumping duties in India on soda ash imports are deferred; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-04-17T13_15_14-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast March 27, 2012

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:27:44 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of March 26, 2012, has a cover story on the intense competition in the global polymers arena, as well as a look at the “New Normal” and resulting policy changes from government that impact the petrochemical industry. In the issue’s weekly columns: a look at the potential for shale gas in Europe; PVC prices are increasing across many regions; volatility is projected for the oleochemicals market; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast March 19, 2012

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:35:23 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of March 19, 2012, starts with a cover story on Germany, and how exports are aiding that nation’s chemical industry. The current issue’s look at Germany continues with exclusive interviews with top executives from two of that country’s leading companies: international chemical producers BASF and Bayer MaterialScience. Elsewhere in this issue, we look at: Butadiene’s prospects are very good for the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China); rising feedstocks are driving up the cost of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) worldwide; high crude oil prices are driving up the price of naphtha; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast March 14, 2012

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:51:05 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of March 12, 2012, has a cover story on bio-paraxylene, an important piece to the 100% renewable plastic bottle puzzle. Another special feature in the latest issue takes a look at the very good prospects for bioplastics in the next few years; as well as an exclusive interview with the CEO and founder of Thailand-based polymers giant Indorama Ventures. Meanwhile, in the weekly columns we examine the markets of acetone, styrene, naphtha and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-03-14T11_51_05-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast March 5, 2012

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:31:38 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of March 5, 2012, focuses on aromatics, and starts with a cover story examining Middle East-based oil and gas provider Saudi Aramco’s plans to add downstream aromatics units as part of its drive to diversify regional production. Paraxylene, phenol and benzene are also covered in our aromatics feature section. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the issue, we have: an exclusive interview with the CEO of Thailand’s PTT Chemicals; polycarbonate price increases are projected for the near-term; Formosa Plastics plans a $1.7bn project in Texas; the aviation biofuels sector needs government action; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast February 28, 2012

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:49:51 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of February 27, 2012, has a cover story on the global ethylene situation, and ties in with a detailed map revealing the pertinent information regarding ethylene projects around the world. Also in this issue: an exclusive interview with the director of olefins manufacturer INEOS; China’s massive coal-to-olefins projects; styrene profit margins in Europe; crude oil price increases are driving up naphtha costs; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast February 22, 2012

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:24:03 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of February 20, 2012, starts with a cover story on the acceleration of the petrochemical industry of Russia. There is also a special supplement in the latest issue, examining the global base oils market with a wide variety of interviews and articles. Elsewhere in this issue, we look at: the global styrene butadiene rubber market; construction of a new, major methanol facility in Trinidad and Tobago; coating manufacturers are reducing their use of titanium dioxide; and more.


Media Files:
http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-02-22T13_24_03-08_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast February 14, 2012

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:53:16 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of February 13, 2012, takes a look at chemical sites, with a cover story on Europe’s facilities rising to the challenge: many of Europe’s sites are now attracting higher levels of investment. The Marcellus Shale region of the US has also attracting high levels of investment, and chemical industry growth is expected to be huge there. The latest issue also takes a look at China rethinking its ethylene strategy; price hikes not expected for US caustic soda; Asian naphtha prices expected to climb again; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast February 1, 2012

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 22:22:18 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of January 30, 2012, focuses on intermediates, starting with a cover story on China’s various coal-to-chemicals projects. The latest issue also looks at how political unrest in the Middle East is impacting plastics production there. Other articles include: European propylene producers seek price hikes; hostile takeover bids may change the face of the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market; Italian bioplastics manufacturer Novamont plans growth; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-02-01T14_22_18-08_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast January 26, 2012

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:53:44 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of January 23, 2012, starts off with a cover story and special outlook section on China: There are articles on the nation’s policies as well as economic forecasts, with special attention paid to China’s ethylene, polyethylene and aromatics. Also in this issue, we feature detailed analysis of the failed merger between Westlake and Georgia Gulf; rising PVC prices; demand for caustic soda is expected to fall; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast January 18, 2012

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:01:55 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of January 16, 2012, concentrates on housing and construction—with a look at the steep decline in the US sector; stagnant markets hit the outlook for polyvinyl chloride (PVC); and shortages of titanium dioxide are forcing prices up. Elsewhere in this issue, we look at Asian melamine; Russia’s Sibur plans for a world-scale cracker; the global benzene outlook is stable; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast January 11, 2012

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:53:07 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of January 9, 2012, has a cover story and special section focusing on the automotive market. Among several articles, we take a look at projections of auto growth, increasing use of polymers and carbon fibers, and the increasing price of chemicals for tires. Also in this issue: articles on North American polyethylene; Latin American polypropylene; new challenges to the US biofuels market; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast January 5, 2012

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:16:18 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of January 2, 2012, has a cover story and special features section on the global industry outlook—one thing is for certain, the Eurozone crisis is cause for concern. Also in this issue: a look at the market for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and the increased volatility of the crude oil market. Meanwhile, this week’s columns all provide outlooks for the upcoming year in petrochemicals, polymers, intermediates and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast December 14, 2011

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 22:28:56 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of December 12, 2011, has a cover story and special supplement looking at the growth and diversification of the Middle East’s chemical industry. The supplement was created to coincide with the Sixth Annual Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemical Association (GPCA) Forum, and contains in-depth interviews and features covering products, strategies, logistics, financing and more. In this issue, we also look at: the quarterly update on mergers and acquisitions (M&A); Germany’s long-delayed ethylene pipeline; the increasing price of naphtha in Asia and Europe; caustic soda price hikes in the US; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast December 5, 2011

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 23:50:17 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of December 5, 2011, features as its cover story the ICIS Top 40 Power Players: the top 40 firms taking on the turbulent world of the chemical industry—meet the global industry’s movers and shakers. Also in this issue: the macroeconomic outlook speaks of modest growth in 2012; US demand for expandable polystyrene remains steady; projects in Iran will be delayed by US sanctions; Asia naphtha prices rise amid the uptrend in derivatives; and polyethylene producers are facing hard times.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast November 21, 2011

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:58:44 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of November 21, 2011, has a special section on “green chemicals,” with a cover story on the expansion of bioplastics: more major brands are switching to bio-based materials. There are also articles on the return of natural rubber, and the increased use of sustainable materials in Asia-Pacific. Elsewhere in the latest issue we look at: the slump in European benzene; polypropylene prices falling on cheaper feedstocks; alternative fuels for the aviation industry; increasing Asian naphtha prices; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast November 15, 2011

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:20:50 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of November 14, 2011, starts with a cover story examining the red tape trap vexing the chemical distribution industry. It is part of this issue’s special supplement to coincide with the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). This supplement features many articles and interviews with and about the concerns and opinions of the distribution industry, and where it is headed. Also in this issue: ExxonMobil Chemical has big plans in Singapore; despite a grim market for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) currently, producers are making capacity expansions; Asian naphtha price increases are stifled by poor demand; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-11-15T10_20_50-08_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast November 1, 2011

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:28:24 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of October 31, 2011, starts its look at textiles and fibers with a cover story on China’s textiles evolution—what was once the lowest-cost producer is now facing greater competitive challenges. Coverage in this issue continues with looks at the man-made fiber market; and polyester fibers benefitting from cotton’s poor harvest. Elsewhere in the current issue, there are articles examining the global PVC market; falling Asian naphtha prices; NOVA Chemicals securing feedstocks from Marcellus Shale; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-11-01T14_28_24-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast October 25, 2011

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:04:18 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of October 24, 2011, has a special outlook section on Japan, examining how the nation’s chemical sector fights to rebuild itself following March’s earthquake, and despite a slowing Asian economy. Included are looks at reconstruction, mergers and acquisitions, and the growth of the bio-based chemicals in Japan. Also in this issue are reports on Asian naphtha, European titanium dioxide and an interview with Arkema’s CEO.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-10-25T14_04_18-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast October 18, 2011

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:04:57 +0000

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The focus of the issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of October 17, 2011, is on innovation, with several features and articles spotlighting The ICIS Innovation Awards, which honors those chemical companies who are thinking outside the box. The latest issue also covers the creation of the world’s largest styrenics firm; oil leads Mexico’s polystyrene prices to decline; despite low demand, the polycarbonate outlook is solid; and Shell restarts its Bukon refinery after a major fire disrupted production.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-10-18T14_04_57-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast October 11, 2011

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:00:18 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of October 10, 2011, has a special feature on the outlook for China: macroeconomic concerns are making chemical producers edgy. Meanwhile, polyolefin orders are slumping, and analysts are saying that chemical companies in the region are looking to the growing specialty chemicals segment. The latest issue also contains reports on: Shell’s force majeure at its Singapore refinery; a look at the EPA’s new greenhouse gas restriction rules; and Chinese polypropylene prices fall on weak demand.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-10-11T14_00_18-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast October 3, 2011

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 21:42:13 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of October 3, 2011, features a special supplement prepared by ICIS in association with the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA). In addition to interviews with the president and vice president of EPCA, the supplement features articles examining the new levels of cooperation between producers and logistics suppliers; the increased use of bio-based feedstocks in Europe; increased regulations creating difficulties for producers; the cautious revival of mergers and acquisitions in petrochemicals; and much more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-10-03T14_42_13-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast September 27, 2011

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:15:19 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of September 26, 2011, concludes the coverage of the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies Analysis with the announcement of the ICIS Company of the Year: Chevron Phillips Chemical. In addition to an in-depth examination of the company, the latest issue also features an exclusive interview with the CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical, Peter Cella. This issue also takes a look at chemical financing cooling down; economists clashing over the macroeconomic outlook; Asian PVC is feeling the squeeze of weak demand; European naphtha is tightening as refiners reduce output; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-09-27T15_15_19-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast September 20, 2011

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:08:34 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of September 19, 2011, expands upon the previous week’s ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies with the ICIS Top 100 Analysis: a region-by-region examination of the top chemical producers in each region—2010 was an excellent year for chemical manufacturers in all regions, and that strong performance has continued into 2011. Also in this issue: an interview with LANXESS about its upcoming bio-butyl rubber facility; weak demand continues to hurt global acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) margins; European naphtha is bearish, but the outlook is brighter; INEOS Bio looks to start its US cellulosic ethanol plant in 2012; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-09-20T11_08_34-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast September 13, 2011

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:26:06 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of September 12, 2011, unveils the ICIS Top 100 listing, an analysis highlighting important trends in sale, profitability, and spending patterns—as well as a detailed chart that ranks the top 100 global chemical companies. Also in this issue are articles and columns focusing on melamine in China; butadiene’s falling demand; US companies poised for bio-butanediol production; the restart of Formosa Petrochemical’s third cracker in Taiwan; and more.


Media Files:
http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-09-13T14_26_06-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast September 7, 2011

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 21:35:22 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of September 5, 2011, focuses on feedstock volatility, with several articles examining the topic. The current issue also has a special feature looking at “The New Chemical Renaissance:” new opportunities and innovations are being driven by significant social and economic forces. In this week’s columns, there are articles looking at benzene in China; automotive demand driving polypropylene; increasing paraxylene prices; and more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-09-07T14_35_22-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast August 31, 2011

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:59:03 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of August 29, 2011, concentrates on the impact the massive deposits of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale are having on the petrochemical sector: Shell has announced it will build a new ethylene cracker in the US northeast, and several other companies have expressed interest in doing the same. Several US states are vying for these projects, and whenever these plants are built, it will be a boon to engineering and construction firms. Also in this issue are looks at Russia’s revitalized petrochemical sector; how to avoid the major economic and social crises that may arrive by 2021; and among the many regular weekly columns are projections that butadiene prices are set to rally again.


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ICIS Chemical Business August 16, 2011

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:04:36 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of August 15, 2011, starts off with a cover story looking at the havoc caused to the industry by the recent stock market meltdown. Keeping with this issue’s financial focus, the latest issue also features the quarterly update on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In addition to our regular columns, these is also a special feature in the issue focusing on India—included are a detailed map of the nation’s upcoming petrochemical projects, an examination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity expansions, and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast August 2, 2011

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 17:56:12 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of August 1, 2011, examines the global rubber industry, with a cover story on green rubber gaining traction. Other articles looking at synthetic rubber report that demand is bouncing back, as well as a map covering all the major rubber manufacturing facilities in Asia. Also in this issue, there is a look at the nominees for the 2011 ICIS Innovation Awards, and in the weekly columns, there are articles on increasing propylene prices; the reconfiguration of the $20bn (€ 14.04bn) joint venture between Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco; polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exports are keeping US manufacturers ahead; and much, much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast July 19, 2011

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 22:03:00 +0000

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The edition of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of July 18, 2011, features a cover story and expanded features section looking at the Top 100 Chemical Distributors for 2011. The issue spotlights the annual ICIS listing of the leading global chemical distributors, and includes detailed commentaries from the heads of the chemical distribution associations for Canada, Europe, Brazil and US, as well as an examination of the merger and acquisition activities currently roiling the market. Also in this issue are articles looking at: polyethylene in China; ethanol subsidies in the US may end; and due to shortages, acetic acid prices are on the rise.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast July 6, 2011

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:01:28 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of July 4, 2011, concentrates on the Asian chemical market, beginning with a cover story on the darkened outlook for China: power shortages, tighter credit and global economic concerns cause falling chemical prices. There is also an interview with the CEO of Thailand-based Indorama Ventures; a look at Malaysia’s newly formed PETRONAS Chemicals Group; and an article covering Singapore’s securing of feedstocks. Also in this issue are an examinations of polystyrene market, a look at chlor-alkali troubles in Europe, and much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast June 28, 2011

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 23:46:30 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of June 27, 2011, has a cover story and several features on the world of bioplastics: while next generation biofuels are facing challenges, it is a prosperous time for bioplastics projects. Then, among the weekly columns, there are articles on: styrene-butadiene rubber increasing in cost in Asia; acrylates in Europe are losing momentum; weal petrochemical demand is impacting naphtha markets; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast June 21, 2011

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:56:46 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of June 20, 2011, starts with a cover story looking at titanium dioxide’s big squeeze: prices are surging to historic highs as strong demand coincides with tight supply. Also in this issue are articles examining: US chlor-alkali getting a boost from shale gas; an interview with Rhodia’s CEO; revived optimism for the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market; major oil firms are expanding their Brazilian sugarcane ethanol investments; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast June 14, 2011

Tue, 14 Jun 2011 21:25:17 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of June 13, 2011, starts with a cover story examining new trends in alternative production technologies for acrylates. Also in this issue are an interview with the CEO of Ashland; the uncertain outlook for monoethylene glycol (MEG); the growth of the Chinese bioplastic industry; an expansion of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) capacity in Poland; mergers and acquisitions in Europe may reshape the petrochemical industry there; and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast June 7, 2011

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:07:08 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of June 6, 2011, features a cover story and special supplement taking a look at chemical distribution in Europe. This includes interviews with the leaders of the European Association of Chemical Distributors, two separate reports on merger and acquisitions activities, ways towards reducing tariffs, and more. Also in the issue are articles examining the projected surge in olefins consumption in Asia; despite falling margins, the polypropylene outlook is optimistic; and the potential use of waste plastics as an alternative fuel source.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast June 1, 2011

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 14:04:38 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of May 30, 2011, features a cover story on chemicals in automotive applications. Inside there is a four-page fold-out that looks at all the chemicals driving change in today’s new vehicles, both inside and out. There is also an overview of the auto sector, Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans to create its own car industry, and the increasing use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic in vehicles. Other features in the latest issue include looks at the paraxylene, butadiene and polycarbonate markets in Asia; an interview with the CEO of Momentive Performance Materials; the increasing price of acrylates in the US; the active global titanium dioxide market; and much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast May 24, 2011

Tue, 24 May 2011 20:22:32 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical for the week of May 23, 2011, looks at the Asian chemical industry with a cover story on Japan restarting and rebuilding production. There is also a look at lower polyolefin demand in China, and articles on BASF’s push into the region; flooding in the Mississippi impacting chemical logistics and distribution; US naphtha costs fall below ethane, and more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast May 18, 2011

Wed, 18 May 2011 19:08:48 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of May 16, 2011, has a cover story and several special articles on Middle East petrochemicals—including an extensive and detailed map of upcoming and announced capacity expansions in the region. Also in this issue: an interview with the CEO of Solutia; the ICIS quarterly macroeconomic outlook; and much, much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business May 10, 2011

Tue, 10 May 2011 14:35:46 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of May 9, 2011, features a cover story and several related articles on feedstock price hikes threatening surfactants and oleochemicals. There is also an interview with Huntsman’s CEO and president; a look at inflation in China; margins for Asian styrene are suffering; and with the excess natural gas in the US and the resulting ethane advantage, many companies are playing ethylene expansions, including Dow Chemical.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast April 26, 2011

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 21:04:50 +0000

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The edition of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of April 25, 2011, has a cover story on the “Executive Spotlight,” focusing on executives and CEOs of such companies as Shell Chemicals, SABIC and PTT as they share their views on winning strategies. Also in this issue are special features looking at the future of biomaterials; and an examination of how petrochemical producers can reshape their portfolios. Additionally, there are articles looking at US propylene spot prices hitting record highs; high demand for styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) encourages capacity expansions; naphtha prices are climbing globally as they follow high crude oil prices; and so much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast April 19, 2011

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:17:21 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of April 18, 2011, has a cover story and several articles on innovation, to tie in with the ICIS Innovation Awards for 2011, where the magazine searches for the most innovative companies in the chemical industry. There is also a feature on the future of polycarbonate, as well as other stories on polypropylene, soda ash, and the rising cost of butadiene in Asia.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast April 13, 2011

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:09:44 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of April 11, 2011, has a cover story and special section on third-party logistics, with articles looking at the debate surrounding independent consultants to manage logistics meeds; the upcoming shortage of skilled drivers in the US; and the list of ICIS Top 50 chemical third-party logistics providers. Also featured in the latest issue are columns looking at butadiene and ethylene price increases; the shortage of PVC in Latin America; the acetic acid market remains tight; and so much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast April 5, 2011

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:11:33 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of April 4, 2011, covers polymers, with special features on the boost for eco-plastics in Europe; polypropylene’s price—and prospects in the US—are increasing; Dow plans to reduce titanium dioxide in coatings by 10-20%; an interview with the CEO of Huntsman; and much, much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast March 30, 2011

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:16:06 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of March 28, 2011, features a special supplement to coincide with the recent National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The cover story of the latest issue focuses on how shale gas is brightening the outlook for the North American petrochemical sector. This issue also features interviews with the CEOs of Huntsman and INEOS Olefins & Polymers, as well as interviews with the president of ExxonMobil Chemical, Dow Chemicals and the NPRA itself. Also in this issue there is continuing coverage of the impact of the Japanese earthquake on the region’s chemical production, and a look at the increasing prices of caustic soda and methanol, and so much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast March 23, 2011

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:33:36 +0000

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The cover story and primary focus of the issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of March 21, 2011, is the tragedy in Japan. The devastating earthquake and tsunami have hit the Japanese chemical industry hard, shutting down major petrochemical production—and the near-term impact will mean tighter markets for certain chemicals. Also in this issue, there is coverage of US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and how exports are keeping the industry alive; acrylate prices in the US and Europe refuse to fall; China and India are driving Asian coatings growth; and so much more.


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Podcast: ICIS Chemical News Central: 21 March 2011

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:42:46 +0000

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Simon Robinson talks through the stories of the week News this week is dominated by the Japanese chemical industry's struggle against production shutdowns and delivery problems in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. www.icis.com


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast March 8, 2011

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:27:47 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of March 7, 2011, focuses on electronics, and the huge growth which is driving materials. In addition to articles looking at the growth of smartphones, tablets and light-emitting diodes and how they will impact the chemical industry, there is also global editor Joseph Chang’s quarterly merger and acquisition update, and our many regular market features, including one on the increasing price of nylon feedstocks and another on the poor demand for naphtha in Asia.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 6 March 2011

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:22:36 +0000

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Simon Robinson runs through some of the key stories of the week just gone Gulf Chemcial faces environmental charges Evonic to sell 51% of Steag PTT Merger to create big Thai player EU Chemical Growth up by 1% in 2010 www.icis.com


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast February 28, 2011

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:49:13 +0000

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The latest issue of ICIS Chemical Business covers olefins, starting with a cover story looking “Beyond the Cracker” for propylene solutions in new production technologies. Among the other features and articles in the current issue, there is an interview with the CEO of INEOS Oxide; a story on Dow Chemical’s pursuit of bio-based feedstocks; upward price pressure on US butadiene; and strong demand for paraxylene drives up European prices. All this and much, much more can be found in the latest issue of ICIS Chemical Business.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast February 22, 2011

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 22:23:34 +0000

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The latest issue of ICIS Chemical Business has several articles looking at China as it tries to keep its economy from overheating. Meanwhile firms are still expanding in the country even as it aims to compensate for the slowdown in external demand by focusing on domestic production. The current issue also has a special supplement looking at the base oils market, which after hitting a 25-year low in 2009, is expected to pick up again in 2011. All this and much, much more can be found in the latest issue of ICIS Chemical Business.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast February 15, 2011

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 22:02:49 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of February 14, 2011, takes a look at packaging, with features about US LDPE producers enjoying good sales and high prices; tougher regulations threaten the survival of the plastic shopping bag; demand for PET surges, but overcapacity looms; and much more, including several columns examining the impact Egypt’s political turmoil on chemical production in the region.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast February 9, 2011

Wed, 09 Feb 2011 16:55:02 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of February 7, 2011, takes a look at the building sector and how that may impact construction chemicals. Featured articles take a look at US and European PVC providers under pressure; investment in China continues to grow, with the country’s housing and building markets propping up demand for polymers; how major players are refocusing their strategies to improve outlook; and much, much more.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 7 February 2011

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:16:59 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis talk through the key stories of the week: ExxonMobil chemical margin squeeze Shell Q 4 numbers volumes up an revenue Mitusui chemicals springs to profit in first nine months of 2010 Mitsubishi chemical segment did well Dow Chemical significant upturn from 2010 Q4 Dow Chemical will make decision on Al Jubail soon Egypt’s political situation and the chemical sector Bad weather in the US


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast January 25, 2011

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:23:57 +0000

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The latest issue of ICIS Chemical Business looks at the soaps and detergents markets. There is a cover story on detergents under pressure: soaring feedstocks have hit the market hard; as well as other stories including one on Africa’s potential as a strong market for caustic soda, and another looking at the American Cleaning Institute’s focus on clear green labeling. Also in the latest issue are stories on the oleochemicals market bouncing back, the high hopes in the polyolefins market in Europe, China’s potential ethylene surplus, and much, much more.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 24 January 2011

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:56:01 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis talk through the business of the week Rhine Tanker blockage Bad China weather causes logistics problems Prices face upward pressure along the chain Sabic’s Q4 2010 sales meet expectations Cargill to try and sell part of Mosaic International Year of Chemistry www.icis.com www.icis.com www.icis.com


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast January 19, 2011

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 22:39:45 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of January 17, 2011, has a cover story on the historic deal between INEOS and PetroChina, as well as several articles looking at the auto and chemical industries, including features on tire manufacturing, innovative paint formulations, plastics replacing metal, and more.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 17 January 2011

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:35:38 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis talk through the business of the week: DuPont to buy Danisco for $6.3bn(Euro 4.9bn) Ineos and PetroChina agree to agree over refineries and Ineos technology into China Gulf oil spill could stop new production for a decade Rhine closed by tanker capsize.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast January 10, 2011

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 23:35:38 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of January 10 has a cover story focusing on the US feedstock advantage for shale-based natural gas. Other articles feature stories on chemical companies increasing the development of technologies that use biomass for feedstock; the factors that may be driving up polypropylene prices in 2011; the transformation of the Russian chemical market with new capacities coming on stream.


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Podcast: ICIS Chemical News Central: 10 January 2011

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 14:21:43 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis discuss the key stories of the week. Report into BP spill in US Gulf Fire in Moerdijk Netherlands Fatal Chlorine escape in France Economic performance in 2010 www.icis.com


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast January 4, 2011

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 21:59:32 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of January 3, 2011, has a cover story focusing on the outlook for 2011: the new year may be one of uncertainty, but sentiment suggests a strong recovery in chemical markets, with an abundance of natural gas causing a “supercycle.” Other stories in the latest issue include high hopes for less intrusive industry regulation in the US, and strong recovery of regional markets fueling growth.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast December 13, 2010

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:06:26 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of December 13 has a cover story focusing on the Top 40 Power Players of the chemical industry for 2010 - the most influential people in the global chemical markets. Also featured in the latest issue are articles on China’s growth exerting a huge pull on Europe’s specialty chemical providers; an interview with the new CEO of US-based chemical firm Chemtura; a look at the uncertainty of Asian polyolefins potentially causing a challenging 2011; and much more.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 13 December 2010

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 14:57:24 +0000

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GCC chemical production to hit $200bn by 2020 ExxonMobil sees Asia Pacific demand strong in 2011 Bayer to spend $1bn in China investments EU Carbon emissions policy could close 10% of ethylene cracker capacity German distributors fined for operating regional cartels


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast December 8, 2010

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 22:23:01 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of December 6 looks at the Middle East. The cover story looks at how Iran’s exports to Asia are surging, while sanctions are imposed by the UN, US and EU. In addition, there are articles on the Middle East’s supply chain coming under strain; US natural gas reserves are at a 40-year high; M&A activity is set to increase in 2011; and much, much more.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 6 December 2010

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 13:48:38 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis talk through the business of the week Economic outlook 2011 BASF and Petronas in Spec Chem MOU REACH: the first hurdle


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central30 November 2010

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:54:24 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis talk through the key news stories of the week Reach registration comes into force today Total’s plans in Qatar BASF and Ineos joint venture styrenics


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast November 23, 2010

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 21:10:29 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of November 22 takes a look at chemical distribution, and features a cover story on how mergers and acquisitions in the global chemical distribution market are poised to increase as the world recovers from the economic downturn. Other stories in the latest issue include an interview with the CEO of Dutch distributor Caldic, the improving fortunes of chemical shipping, European and Middle East producers seeking alliances with each other for downstream investments, polyethylene prices show no signs of falling soon, and much, much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast November 16, 2010

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 21:27:23 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of November 15 features a cover story on how consumer packaging is slimming down: polymer producers are innovating to reduce materials use. Other articles in the latest issue include Petrobras delaying the start of the large Comperj project in Brazil; Eastman’s new Tritan copolyester poses a challenge to polycarbonate; US chlor-alkali producers are seeing strong recovery in the third quarter; and much, much more.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 15 November 2010

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:22:02 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis discuss the business of the week. Logistics companies results Ashland sells logistics business Ineos has bought Nova’s stake in the IneosNova joint venture Chemtura comes out of bankruptcy Celanese Coal to chemicals projects in China Ineos Technology to be used in 2 Braskem plants Parafin wax shortage looms


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast November 9, 2010

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:05:05 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of November 8 features a cover story on Dow Chemical’s shift in its plastics strategy, including an interview with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris. Also in this issue are articles on demand for paraxylene and purified terephthalic acid being pushed by the Asian cotton shortage; the expansion of bioplastics in Latin America; increasing demand driving the prices of styrene butadiene rubber; and much, much more.


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ICIS Podcast:Chemical News Central: 8 November 2010

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:24:50 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis talk over the business of the week: Strong third quarter results and volume growth 2010 Borealis doing well Marcellus gas field options EU wants to reduce phosphorus in detergents German chemical industry growth slowed in the third quarter BHP Billiton keeps plugging away at Potash Corp Iran’s polymer business keeps on growing


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast October 19, 2010

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 21:17:32 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of October 18 takes a look at the revival of Japan’s petrochemical industry, with a variety articles on the changes and movements happening there, including: the relationship between Japan’s chemical manufacturers and automakers; the potential shutting down of several of Japan’s crackers; and, the nation is pushing for the use of more renewables.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast October 11, 2010

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 21:14:19 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of October 11 has as its cover story a special feature taking a look at the Top 100 Chemical Distributors—and on the podcast, global editor Joe Chang will provide more details about the top distributors. Also in this issue are articles on the winners of the ICIS Innovation Awards 2010, price increases for polystyrene, BASF’s expansions in China, and much more.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast October 5, 2010

Tue, 05 Oct 2010 18:46:18 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of October 4 covers oleochemicals with articles on the good outlook for Southeast Asia as well as the search for green surfactants, and the complications biodiesel is bringing to the global glycerin market. This issue also has a special supplement for the European Petrochemical Association meeting occurring this week in Budapest: in it are stories looking at the petrochemical industry’s ups and downs, as well as the search for better margins, and the chemical industry’s role in reducing emissions.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast September 27, 2010

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 21:51:16 +0000

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The latest issue of ICIS Chemical Business takes a look at the European petrochemical market in turmoil, as well as the conclusion of the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies with the announcement of company of the year. Global editor Joe Chang is on the podcast to discuss the company of the year, and polymers editor Ivan Lerner talks about his articles on PVC in America and the disadvantage European producers have due to their feedstocks, respectively.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 27 September 2010

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:05:29 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis discuss BASF Eastman upbeat about Q3 performance The US Economy may be slowing DSM refocuses business units further into the Far East Solvay reorganises around business units. visit www.icis.com for more www.icis.com


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast September 22, 2010

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 16:14:31 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of September 20 features part two of the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies, and global editor Joe Chang appears on the podcast to provide more details. Also in this issue are articles about polymethyl methacrylate in Asia, rising titanium dioxide prices, faster project development in Russia, an interview with Borouge’s CEO, and much more.


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-09-22T09_14_31-07_00.mp3




Podcast: ICIS Chemical News Central: 20 September 2010

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 13:55:11 +0000

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Simon Robinson talks through some of the key stories of the week: Odfjell goes to court Solvay stops polyphenylene production in Mississippi Brazil’s biofuel power grows IGBCE rejects plan to speed coal subsidy Oil price forecasts For more up to the minute breaking news visit www.icis.com


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast September 13, 2010

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:08:37 +0000

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This week’s issue of ICIS Chemical Business features the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies, a ranking of the top earning producers of 2009. The current issue also features articles on Asian acrylonitrile, sanctions against Iran impacting European methanol, and an interview with the CEO of bioplastics manufacturer Cereplast. Meanwhile, on the podcast, global editor Joe Chang discusses the ICIS Top 100.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 13 September

Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:18:13 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis talk through key stories of the week Polish chemical industry privatisation for 2011 Air Products ups its bid for AirGas Carbon capture is no good for Europe: report BP’s Deepwater Horizon report Petronas Chemicals plans listing in Malaysia for more visit www.icis.com


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-09-10T08_18_13-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast September 8, 2010

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 19:28:47 +0000

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The issue of ICIS Chemical Business for the week of September 6 covers inorganics, with a cover story on soda ash, as well as articles on the future of aluminum, the sulfuric acid market, and increasing North American polyethylene prices. On the podcast, senior editor Doris De Guzman speaks about her articles on biobutanol and chlor-alkali.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 3 September 2010

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 15:42:15 +0000

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Simon Robinson and Nigel Davis talk through the issues of the week US hurricane season Iranian sanctions Sibur’s plans in Siberia Thailand protects the environment India’s plans in Panipat California’s bag ban thwarted and GM starch potatoes


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http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-09-03T08_42_15-07_00.mp3




ICIS Chemical Business podcast August 30, 2010

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 20:44:18 +0000

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The latest issue of ICIS Chemical Business covers textiles and fibers, with a cover story on purified terephthalic acid in Asia, while during the podcast polymers editor Ivan Lerner gives an overview of his stories on the polystyrene market – prices are steady for now, but may increase in September – and acetate tow. Used to make cigarette filters, acetate tow is expected to grow – while smoking has declined in North America and Western Europe, it has expanded in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.


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ICIS Podcast: Chemical News Central: 27 August 2010

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:48:16 +0000

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Simon Robinson rounds up the key news stories in the global chemicals business for August 2010. For up to the minute breaking news visit www.icis.com


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast August 16, 2010

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 21:58:37 +0000

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The ICIS Chemical Business for the week of August 16, 2010, covers purchasing and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), with a cover story on how chemical M&A activity is picking up, as well as articles on downward pricing pressure and the debate over contract settlements. On the podcast, global editor Joe Chang discusses global M&A.


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ICIS Chemical Business podcast August 10, 2010

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 20:44:21 +0000

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The issue for the week of August 9 covers chemical sites, with a cover story on several initiatives in Germany aimed to boost innovation and stimulate growth. There are also articles on mega-clusters, the integration of three of Bayer MaterialScience’s facilities as well as articles on catalytic olefins, the international PVC market, oversupply of paraxylene in Asia, and more.


Media Files:
http://deputyedtiorecn.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-08-10T13_44_21-07_00.mp3