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May 2, 2013
The home health care sector has been receiving significant attention from Europe-based industrial gases companies in recent years. Changing demographics, government austerity measures...
May 2, 2013
Industrial gas makers are seeing modest volume gains in early 2013. Demand tends to track domestic and global industrial production, and the segment is seeing modest signs of growth in the United States and stronger prospects in China....
April 25, 2013
China is in the midst of a surge in coal-to-chemicals investment, says Paul Pang, managing director of IHS Chemical China....
April 26, 2013
Japan's chemical makers are hoping that their strong commitment to innovation and new aggressive government stimulus will recharge growth....
April 11, 2013

New applications for adhesives, including in automotive and aerospace, are helping drive growth in the sector as demand in large segments, such as construction, picks up.

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March 28, 2013

Chemical makers are sharpening focus on the business of sustainability and placing it at the center of growth strategies. For many, the practice of sustainability is already generating huge benefits in efficiency and profits. Providing for the energy, water, food, housing, mobility, and hygiene needs of a growing population—all while mitigating climate change and dwindling resources—is creating large market opportunities.

Producers say their companies are uniquely positioned to help solve looming global challenges posed by population growth, climate change, and constrained natural resources. Embedding sustainability in day-to-day operations and refocusing product portfolios and innovation on solutions to meet the needs of human development are vital to top-line growth and long-term viability, they say.

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March 14, 2013
Europe’s approach to shale remains cautious. The European petrochemical industry’s hopes that shale exploration and exploitation will take hold, as it is in the United States, continue to be tempered by sociopolitical pressures at the EU decision-making level....
March 14, 2013

Shale gas development has granted the US chemical industry a renewed lease on life by driving costs down, pushing margins up, and attracting a flood of capital investment.

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March 7, 2013
Chemical sector M&A activity slipped in 2012 as economic uncertainty and a scarcity of available quality assets dragged down volumes despite favorable market conditions. Strong...
February 28, 2013
Stronger demand for transportation fuels in emerging economies continues to boost prospects for refinery catalyst makers, although concerns about the strength of global economic recovery has injected uncertainty into 2013 forecasts. As suppliers invest to build capacity to serve high-growth markets in Asia, the Mideast, and South America, opportunities to provide innovative products to address heavier crudes in North America have arisen....
February 14, 2013
The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) industry will see further growth in the near term, and Western manufacturers are making additional investments as they prepare to take...
February 7, 2013
The specialty chemicals sector in India offers tremendous growth opportunities for manufacturers as a result of rising domestic demand and the untapped potential that exists in the...
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