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Industry growth rates, productivity threatened by global trends

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Consultancy McKinsey’s chemicals practice threw some interesting thinking into the pot last week. Its research indicates that chemical sector returns have been flattening over the past few years with performance being negatively impacted by overcapacity and slower demand growth. Continue reading “Industry growth rates, productivity threatened by global trends” »

China’s Five-Year Plan for Chemical Innovation

Posted on March 28th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Covering the years 2016 to 2020, China’s new Five-Year Plan is a road map designed to guide national development, and it includes plans for the country’s chemical industry. Although proud of its success in this sector, China believes that to pursue its goal to be a great chemical power, Continue reading “China’s Five-Year Plan for Chemical Innovation” »

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 a Business Mindset to R&D

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Chemical R&D is under heavy pressure to show business results these days. Often viewed more as a “wish list” item that just isn’t providing big money results, exploratory research is getting sidelined in order to put money into projects that will provide short-term gains. Continue reading “Bringing a Business Mindset to R&D” »

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