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Electronic Chemicals: Plugging into Surging Markets

3:17 PM MDT | June 27, 2011 | —alex scott and vincent valk

Demand for electronic chemicals is growing again following the global recession with a surge in certain subsectors such as materials for portable electronic devices, solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), and batteries for electric vehicles. Chemical companies say they are investing in capability and capacity in these fast-growth areas. The underlying signs for the semiconductor sector, a key part of the market opportunity for chemicals firms, are also positive for the year ahead. Capital spending on new manufacturing capacity for semiconductors will...

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