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Top 100 Chemical Companies

The new ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing is published today in ICB, and it’s free at this link.   The Blog can reveal that the top three are: BASF, Dow, ExxonMobil.   “The ICIS Top 100 lists the major global chemical producers, ranked by sales for 2009. The Top 100 provides key financial data […]

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Change at the top at ExxonMobil Chemical as Kuhlmann retires

Ralf Kuhlmann, Business Director Basic Chemicals Europe at ExxonMobil Chemical Europe, retired on 10 March 2010. The role will be taken over by Juhan Robberts.   “Yesterday was the last day of a monument in the chemical industry,” a trading friend writes to the Blog on hearing of this change.   The Blog remembers that […]

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Ryder Cup players are model for petchems

Watching the opening of the Ryder Cup, which kicks off today in Kentucky, sets me wondering about golf and chemicals. Why is golf the sport of the international petrochemical industry? Even as EPCA has axed the Sunday sailing competition this year, and the tennis numbers dwindle away, but the golf event at the Cannes-Mandelieu Old Course Golf Club is still going strong.

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Chemical company salaries revealed

A new website which shows salaries for thousands of employees in leading companies, including major chemical firms, has been running for two months in the US, according to this article in TimesOnline today.

Click on Glassdoor.com to see more than 50,000 company reviews and salary reports from 80 countries. A quick scan shows entries for top chemical companies like Dow, DuPont, Bayer, BASF, ExxonMobil and Chevron.

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Post-holiday chemical reading

While the Blog has been away on holiday (of which, more later), it seems that the mainstream press has been full of items of interest to chemical folk. UK supermarkets are now selling milk in recyclable plastic pouches, with a plastic jug, or “revolutionary eco-friendly milk container” to store in the fridge, according this article in the Times. ExxonMobil started a series of full page ads in the The Daily Telegraph (p7 on 9 June) on “The Global Energy Challenge”. Lucy Kellaway in the FT puts her finger on the button as to why people aren’t happy in their corporate jobs. They don’t get to spend enough time doing what they consider to be their real job. Beauticians, hairdressers and soldiers, by contrast, spend their working lives doing the work they have chosen to do, and have been trained to do, and are top of the happiness charts.

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