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Less Red Tape + More Shared, Structured, and Normalized Data = Faster Chemical Innovation

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Chemical innovation in Europe and the US has become less friendly to fundamental research-based breakthrough innovation in recent years – but leading chemical organizations are pushing back. Continue reading “Less Red Tape + More Shared, Structured, and Normalized Data = Faster Chemical Innovation” »

Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Executives and managers from several plastic producers expect Brazil’s economy to start a sustained recovery in the second half of the year, ending the nation’s worst recession since the Great Depression. Continue reading “Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half” »

Tempered optimism ahead of wave of US project start-ups

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

It’s happening. The US cracker project wave is amplifying with Dow Chemical announcing the completion of its 1.5m tonne/year ethylene project in Freeport, Texas – the second new US cracker after the Occidental Chemical/Mexichem start-up in the first quarter of this year. Continue reading “Tempered optimism ahead of wave of US project start-ups” »

A New Era of Economic Acceleration Amid Political Uncertainty?

Posted on February 7th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris has hardly ever been more bullish than on the company’s Q4 earnings conference call. Citing positive momentum in the US and global economies going into 2017, his comments contrast starkly with those about dealing with a “slow growth” world just a couple of years ago. Continue reading “A New Era of Economic Acceleration Amid Political Uncertainty?” »

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