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Momentive On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

Momentive Performance Materials is threatening bankruptcy. Moments ago the...

Siluria Is Looking Pretty Sharp

For the first time, IHS put on a Technology Seminar as part of its World...

Dow To Europe: Drop Dead!

I don’t want it to seem like I am picking on Dow this week. This was...

What Might Be Tagged At Dow’s Yardsale?

As you have may have heard, Dow Chemical plans to sell more businesses. Back...

The U.S. Cracker Leader Board

Back in March 2011, I jotted down on my notebook a ranking of companies...

BASF’s Climate Change Schizophrenia

Today, The Chemical Notebook features a guest post by Alex Scott,...

The Curious Case Of Cereplast

Cereplast started out as a good idea when it was founded by Frederick...

Breaking Bad: A Clueless Review

The biggest thing to happen in the world of chemistry this week was the...

Trinseo (Styron) Drops Its IPO

Trinseo has withdrawn its prospectus for a $400 million initial public...

Shale And The Safety Challenge Ahead

Incidents at chemical plants in Louisiana one week ago left three people...