Issue Date: May 10, 2010
Top 50 U.S. Chemical Producers
It is obvious from C&EN’s latest survey of the Top 50 U.S. chemical firms that the industry got creamed by the recession.
The ranking is based on chemical company revenues for 2009, a year that began at the height of the recession and credit crunch. It was a horrible time for chemical makers. Customers panicked and stopped buying raw materials, opting instead to work off inventories and preserve cash. Chemical prices and volumes collapsed. The . . .
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