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Informex News: Companies Vary on Outlook for 2009

7:38 PM MST | January 29, 2009 | Vincent Valk in San Francisco

Attendees and presenters at this week's Informex expo in San Francisco are varied in terms of their outlook for the coming year. While they tend to agree that the economic downturn is a concern, they differ regarding the extent of that concern, and their reactions to it. Companies that do business with the pharmaceutical sector remain less pessimistic than their counterparts in other segments of the industry. Fluorine maker Halocarbon's sales are “still strong,” says Sales Director Ron Epstein, citing the company's lack of exposure to the slumping...

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