CHEManager publishes the latest news and trends from the chemical industry. ChemistryViews is pleased to present this selection of the articles published this month in CHEManager Europe:
► Interviews: Fecc Member Companies Poised for Growth
CHEManager Europe asked the leaders of several Fecc (European Association of Chemical Distributors) member companies about the lessons they learned from the economic downturn; their take on continuing consolidation within chemical distribution; and the trends that will shape the market over the next 12 months.
Find out what Fecc Director General Uta Jensen-Korte has to say about the challenges in European chemical distribution and the role of women in the chemical industry.
► Video Interview: A Few Minutes with BASF’s Executive Board Member Michael Heinz
Michael Heinz talks to Brandi Schuster about the importance of BASF’s integration of Cognis, a German maker of additives for cosmetics and detergents, for the company’s surfactant business. Brandi spoke to the member of BASF’s board of executive directors at the CESIO 2011 in Vienna.
► Chemicals: The Top 10 Players in Fine Chemicals
When comparing the fine chemicals market of today to that of 2001, a few clear differences can be seen. Fine chemicals expert Jan Ramakers takes an in-depth look at the top players today.
► Chemicals: Flow Chemistry for Hazardous Reactions
The kick to expand flow chemistry into new application areas is a hot topic in chemistry and pharma, but is it the pill to cure all headaches?
► Markets and Companies: Chemicals’ Changing Competitive Landscape
Dr. Florian Budde of McKinsey Consulting examines the major shift in the competitive landscape of the worldwide chemical industry.