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Looking forward: Prospering at the intersections of the sciences

1:39 PM MDT | September 18, 2014 | —Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical

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....


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Air Products' realignment sharpens focus on gases

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Looking forward: The opportunities and challenges for the chemical industry

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....

CW turns 100

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Looking forward: Energy’s changing landscape

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....

Looking forward: Middle-class growth and the promise of chemistry

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....

Looking forward: Innovative coatings and materials must address energy

The future of the coatings industry will require innovative solutions to address our customers’ greatest needs and challenges....

Looking forward: The looming need for skilled workers

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....

Looking forward: Industry’s role is driving sustainability

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....

Looking forward: Meeting the needs of the next billion

I believe the single biggest factor for the chemical industry in the next 30 years is global population growth....

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