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Posted on December 12th, 2017 by Nigel Davis in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Capturing superior and sustainable growth in developed world markets is proving increasingly difficult for established chemical companies. Steady, maybe, but unexciting, almost certainly, industrial and consumer demand means that the superior growth nut has become difficult to crack. Continue reading “Huntsman Looks to Innovation, Integration and Global Growth” »
Posted on November 28th, 2017 by Joseph Chang in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
An acquisition by LyondellBasell of Brazil-based polymers giant Braskem would make an excellent strategic fit, and would also be financially feasible with LyondellBasell’s strong and flexible balance sheet. Continue reading “LyondellBasell / Braskem Makes Strategic Sense but Complexities Unique” »
Posted on November 11th, 2017 by Matt Weber in Chemical R&D
Now in its 14th year, the International Chemical Information Service (ICIS) Innovation Awards seek to recognize companies and individuals that show high levels of innovation in products and processes, as well as those that are leading sustainability progress. The judges of the Innovation Awards have spoken, and the overall winners for 2017 awards have been announced.
Posted on June 16th, 2017 by John Baker in Chemical R&D
Collaborative innovation in the chemical sector has a long history and can bring many benefits, but it creates tension over intellectual property and openness – companies need to address these issues going forward Continue reading “Innovation Needs More Collaboration” »