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Chemspec: Growth in Agchems Demand Lifts Fine Chemicals Sector

7:14 AM MDT | June 16, 2011 | Alex Scott in Geneva

This year wasn’t mean to be a good year for the agchems market, but that is rapidly changing and it is lifting sales across the fine chemicals sector, say fine chemical manufacturers interviewed by CW at the Chemspec expo today in Geneva, Switzerland. Companies including Bayer, Halocarbon, Saltigo and Weylchem say their agchems customers have been seeking more product than had been anticipated at the end of 2010. Low inventories in the supply chain and a warm spring in the U.S. and Europe have been among the driving factors for growth, they say.  ...

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