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Episode 16

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Succession planning

CW's Vincent Valk chats with Keith Arnold, CEO of MFG Chemical, and Paul Turgeon, board member at MFG, about succession planning and the challenges of growing a small business.

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Episode 15

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2018 Third-quarter earnings preview

CW editors Rob Westervelt and Vincent Valk chat about the outlook for 2018's third-quarter earnings amid raw-material cost inflation and a recent stock-market swoon.

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Episode 14

EPI shortage hits epoxy markets

Chemweek's Vincent Valk chats with Eric Linak, director for coatings and resins at IHS Markit Chemical, about a shortage in epichlorohydrin (EPI) and its' impact on epoxy markets.

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Episode 13

Trade war and specialty chemicals

Chemical Week's Vincent Valk discusses tariffs, China, and the potential impact of a trade war with Robert Helminiak,vice president of legal and government relations with specialty chemicals association SOCMA.

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Episode 12

What's next for M&A

CW's Vincent Valk discusses a white-hot chemicals M&A market with Roger Green of IHS Markit.

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Episode 11

ACC's mid-year outlook

CW Senior Editor Vincent Valk chats with Kevin Swift, chief economist at the American Chemistry Council, about the group's mid-year situation and outlook.

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Episode 10

AkzoNobel's Imagine Chemistry Challenge

CW Senior Editor Vincent Valk chats with Peter Nieuwenhuizen, chief technology officer at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, about the company's Imagine Chemistry challenge and open innovation in the chemical industry. Live from the Imagine Chemistry 2018 finals in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Episode 9

Frank Bergonzi of Azelis Americas

CW editor-in-chief Rob Westervelt chats with Frank Bergonzi, president of Azelis Americas, about the company's growth strategy, consolidation, and why suppliers are pushing more business to chemicals distribution.

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Episode 8

First-quarter earnings preview

In our latest podcast, CW editors Rob Westervelt and Vincent Valk chat about what to expect for first-quarter earnings season.

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Episode 7

WPC 2018: Bob Patel

Chemical Week editor-in-chief Rob Westervelt chats with LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel, live from last month's World Petrochemical Conference in Houston.

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Episode 6

WPC 2018: Jim Fitterling & the Future of Dow

CW Editor-in-Chief Rob Westervelt interviews Jim Fitterling, COO of DowDuPont's materials science division and future CEO of Dow Chemical. Live from the 2018 World Petrochemical Conference in Houston.

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Episode 5

WPC 2018: Global Economic Situation

CW Senior Editor Vincent Valk chats with IHS Markit Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh about the global economy, live from the World Petrochemical Conference in Houston.

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Episode 4

2018 World Petrochemicals Conference Preview

CW editors Vincent Valk, Rob Westervelt and Clay Boswell discuss what to expect at this year’s World Petrochemical Conference, which gets underway in Houston next week (March 19-March 23, 2018).

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Episode 3

Digitization in chemicals

CW Senior Editor Vincent Valk chats with SpecialChem founder and CEO Christophe Cabarry about digitization in chemicals.

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Episode 2

Remembering Jon Huntsman

In this latest podcast, CW editor-in-chief Rob Westervelt shares some personal recollections of a true industry pioneer.

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Episode 1

2018 Outlook

Chemical Week editors Vincent Valk and Rob Westervelt chat about the industry's mostly-positive outlook for 2018. Key topics include the macro environment, ongoing consolidation in the industry, and predictions for 2018.

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