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The Foul Aroma of Isolationism

Posted on December 28th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Due to recent votes in the United States and the UK, aromatics players are increasingly fearful of the impact that political isolationism could have on market liquidity. Continue reading “The Foul Aroma of Isolationism” »

Producers seek market-driven solutions to growth conundrum

Posted on November 10th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Chemicals companies put most of their effort into raising production and distribution efficiencies, alongside the back and front office work that cost effectively makes this possible.  Continue reading “Producers seek market-driven solutions to growth conundrum” »

ICIS company of the year: the many ways chemicals can pay

Posted on October 13th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Dow Chemical has been named the ICIS Chemicals Company of the Year.  This was based on 2015 financial performance which showed that though sales dropped due to turmoil in petrochemicals pricing, Dow was able significantly increase operating and net profits by focusing on performance materials. Continue reading “ICIS company of the year: the many ways chemicals can pay” »

Transparency Key to Iran Attracting Foreign Investment

Posted on August 25th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

With the lifting of EU sanctions on Iran in January of this year, European businesses now have the opportunity to do business in Iran for the first time since 2011.  Access to Iran’s oil and gas reserves, as well as significant polyethylene and polypropylene markets, could bolster the recently shaky EU chemicals market. Continue reading “Transparency Key to Iran Attracting Foreign Investment” »

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