October 17, 2005 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
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October 17, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 42
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October 17, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 42
Commodity synthetic rubber makers have been stretching profits because of improved sales, but are now struggling with high raw material prices
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 21-24)
Features
Business
U.S. and the United Nations move to mobilize vaccine and drugmakers (p.7)
Science & Technology
Collection of papers on environmental and health impacts of nanomaterials is the first of its kind (p.33)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Elastomers Bounce Back

Stretchable Plastics Continue To Expand
Ease of use and better processing boost acceptance of thermoplastic elastomers
(pp. 25-26)
 

News of the Week

Velsicol sold to Arsenal

Deal is second in two weeks for private investment firm
(p.1)

Bird Flu Angst

U.S. and the United Nations move to mobilize vaccine and drugmakers
(p.7)

Nitrogenase Caught In Action

Intermediates in nitrogen fixation reaction are finally trapped
(p.8)

Status Report On Open Access

Survey finds mixed results as Wellcome Trust requires use of open-access repository
(p.8)

Ineos Is Buying BP's Innovene

Acquisition will transform Ineos into a major player in the chemical industry
(p.9)

Fungi On The Defense

Defensin peptide antibiotic found in fungus for the first time
(p.10)

House Refinery Bill Squeaks By

Measure to boost U.S. refining capacity survives in House, faces uncertain future in Senate
(p.10)

Finding Drug Metabolic Sites

Computational technique predicts how drug compounds will break down
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Updates, debate on proposed regulations preoccupy chemical conference delegates in Europe
(pp. 16-17)
Declines in share prices were common among 25 firms
(p.18)
Biotech companies scored big in the third quarter
(p.19)
Plant outages, economic worries, drug safety, and earnings affected stocks in the third quarter
(pp. 18-19)
Ease of use and better processing boost acceptance of thermoplastic elastomers
(pp. 25-26)
Commodity synthetic rubber makers have been stretching profits because of improved sales, but are now struggling with high raw material prices
(pp. 21-24)
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Government & Policy

NSF encourages chemists to apply computers, information technology to research, education
(pp. 28-30)
Past could be prologue to high court's future
(p.31)