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Brazilian Recovery, Argentine Projects Among APLA Highlights

Posted on December 18th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The economic recoveries in Brazil and Argentina are trickling down to the nation’s chemical industries, which are seeing demand rise and – in Argentina – the possibility of new capacity. These were among the highlights of this year’s annual meeting held by the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA), which ended Tuesday 14 November. Continue reading “Brazilian Recovery, Argentine Projects Among APLA Highlights” »

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” »

Tighter environmental regulation in China: an opportunity for India´s chemical industry?

Posted on November 7th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by an Indian financial service provider. They asked me to speak at their Specialty Chemicals Investor day. I explained that my focus is on China – but it turned out that this was exactly what they were interested in. Continue reading “Tighter environmental regulation in China: an opportunity for India´s chemical industry?” »

The New Old Generation

Posted on October 6th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Today’s aging populations are creating a paradigm shift for the green movement. The reason is that increasing life expectancy has created an entirely new generation of people – the New Old 55+ cohort. Continue reading “The New Old Generation” »