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September 22, 2014
The age of sustainability is upon us. We have been talking about—or around—the subject for many years now, but I believe that the pressure that has been growing within society is about to explode. We feel the pulse of the sustainability movement everywhere we look, particularly with customers, consumers, suppliers, and legislators....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Industrys-role-is-driving-sustainability_63807.html
September 22, 2014
Development and commerical activity during the 1940s was driven by efforts to support both sides during World War II....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/1940s-Materials-advance-in-the-shadow-of-conflict_63782.html
September 18, 2014
Today, disruptive transformation is at work both within our industry and because of it. We are, at long last, seeing our industry for what it is—a means of solving challenges while creating tremendous value for our customers, shareholders, and society alike....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Prospering-at-the-intersections-of-the-sciences_63804.html
September 17, 2014
Historically, the chemical industry has evolved by developing products and technologies to address the changing needs of its value chain. Recently, our industry has begun to face far greater challenges....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-The-opportunities-and-challenges-for-the-chemical-industry_63815.html
September 17, 2014
Perhaps the greatest macroeconomic trend that will impact industry and the world is the changing face of energy—from the form it comes in, to where we get, to who is using it and how....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Energys-changing-landscape_63811.html
September 17, 2014
On behalf of Chemtura’s employees, management, and board of directors, I congratulate the editors and staff of IHS Chemical Week on your publication’s 100th anniversary. CW has provided thought-provoking and informative coverage of the trends, issues, and events over the last century that have transformed our industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Middle-class-growth-and-the-promise-of-chemistry_63810.html
September 17, 2014
The future of the coatings industry will require innovative solutions to address our customers’ greatest needs and challenges....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Innovative-coatings-and-materials-must-address-energy_63809.html
September 17, 2014
An extraordinary turn of events is underway in the petrochemical industry. The shale revolution has sparked a new wave of energy supply, creating a manufacturing renaissance—one we haven’t seen in my lifetime—right here in the United States. There is, however, one critical element that could throttle this opportunity—the availability of technically skilled workers to build, operate, and maintain the $100-billion or more of announced US chemical projects....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-The-looming-need-for-skilled-workers_63808.html
September 17, 2014
I believe the single biggest factor for the chemical industry in the next 30 years is global population growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Meeting-the-needs-of-the-next-billion_63806.html
September 17, 2014
It is extremely difficult in a hypercompetitive world to anticipate 20 years ahead. Identifying trends and charting a path for the future while managing profound and rapid changes in energy, technology, the global economy, and geopolitics is a challenge for any leader....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Getting-and-staying-fit-for-the-future_63805.html
September 17, 2014
Over the coming decades, ExxonMobil sees strong demand for petrochemicals driven by an expanding middle class in the developing world....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Emerging-middle-class-provides-growth-tailwinds_63802.html
September 17, 2014
BASF is turning 150 next year. If we look back at BASF in 1865 and at BASF today, it is obvious that our company has constantly changed and developed. We have continuously monitored and adapted to changes in our business environment resulting from societal trends, technological breakthroughs, legislative and regulatory reforms, and macroeconomic developments. And yet, our ability to foresee the future is limited. Surprises are always possible....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Innovation-spurs-change-in-industry_63801.html
September 17, 2014
The 100th anniversary of IHS Chemical Week provides a platform to look backward and forward....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Energys-future-will-confound-predictions_63800.html
September 17, 2014
Since the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008–09, there have been dramatic changes in global competitiveness that have eroded the advantage of emerging markets and boosted that of the advanced economies....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Changes-in-global-competitiveness-and-their-implications_63799.html
September 17, 2014
Is our glass half empty or half full? This is the critical question global chemical business leaders are debating today—and how they answer has a significant impact on their perspective and strategic direction....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Looking-forward-Global-cost-demand-differentials-will-spawn-disruption_63798.html
September 17, 2014
The current decade began with China’s chemical industry overtaking in 2010 that of the United States to become the largest in the world in terms of total output value....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/2010s-United-States-returns-on-the-investment-map_63789.html
September 17, 2014
The 2000s are bookended by two severe recessions—the second of which was the worst downturn in decades. In between, high and volatile natural gas prices rearranged the geography of petrochemicals production, emerging markets demand took center stage, and multibillion-dollar deals altered the industry’s competitive landscape....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/2000s-In-like-a-bull-out-like-a-bear_63788.html
September 17, 2014
The 1990s heralded the industry’s biggest restructuring since the 1920s, particularly in Europe. Developments in the adjacent oil and pharmaceutical industries partly drove the change. Oil companies, particularly in the United States, began to pull back from some chemical operations. Meanwhile, mounting price pressures in pharmaceuticals, driven by government budgetary restraints and the failed Clinton US health-care reforms in 1993, and growing competition in chemicals from newly emerging regions impelled major pharma-chemical conglomerates, especially in Europe, to focus on their core life sciences operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/1990s-Industry-restructures-draws-apart-from-oil-and-pharma_63787.html
September 17, 2014
The focus in the chemical industry in the 1980s turned to emphasizing safety and outreach after the 1984 Bhopal disaster....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/1980s-Safety-and-environment-become-priorities_63786.html
September 17, 2014
Rising environmentalism and new regulatory paradigms during the 1970s caused widespread changes in how the chemical industry operates and laid the foundation for the industry’s current focus on corporate social responsibility and Responsible Care....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/1970s-A-new-age-of-environmentalism-and-regulations_63784.html
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