Issue Date: May 14, 2012
Top 50 U.S. Chemical Producers
C&EN’s latest survey of the Top 50 U.S. chemical companies illustrates two seemingly contradictory trends. Companies’ sales and profits climbed robustly last year, and chemical deal-making was strong. Both are signs of a strong industry. On the other hand, chemical stocks mostly slumped, a harbinger of weakness.
This is no paradox. A lot can happen in a year. And 2011, the year that provided the financial results for the ranking, saw its share of ups . . .
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