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Guidelines for Multinationals Expanding Chemical R&D in China

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

As China’s chemical market accounts for an ever-growing share of the total global market (it’s expected to be 40% by the year 2020), the market share of foreign-owned chemical companies in China has been declining. Continue reading “Guidelines for Multinationals Expanding Chemical R&D in China” »

Bringing R&D To China

Posted on November 28th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

CEFIC, a European association of chemical companies, expects China´s share of the global chemical market to increase further – from the current 39.9% (2015) to 44% in 2030. So, despite the slowdown of the Chinese economy, growth is still faster than the global average. Continue reading “Bringing R&D To China” »

Westlake finally lands Axiall acquisition

Posted on June 28th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

 

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Westlake Chemical has agreed to acquire Axiall Corp. for $3.8 billion, continuing record-setting year in chemicals industry M&A.   Continue reading “Westlake finally lands Axiall acquisition” »

Complexity as a key entry barrier in the chemical industry

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

A key development of the global chemical industry in 2015 was a further shift of leading multinational chemical companies towards specialties. Continue reading “Complexity as a key entry barrier in the chemical industry” »

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