We are delighted to announce a major shift in focus and redesign of ICIS Chemical Business that will better help you to make critical business decisions.
We will provide essential information and analysis to help buyers and sellers in key chemical markets - not just reporting on prices, but what's driving those prices - in both the short term and the long term. Watch this VIDEO to hear more about the relaunch.
In particular, the markets where we can provide the most useful insight and analysis are in the upstream, bulk commodity tradable chemicals.
Through research, we've found that purchasing managers in a diverse set of industries that buy chemicals - including those in the specialty chemical industry - are focused primarily on upstream markets where they can get information on prices and what moves these prices.
This is where our strength lies, with more than 140 pricing, news and magazine reporters across ICIS worldwide - in New York, London, Houston, Singapore, Mumbai and Shanghai. We have unparalleled resources devoted to covering these chemical markets.
To bring you closer to key chemical markets, the new ICIS Chemical Business will have four weekly product sections - Petrochemicals, Polymers, Intermediates, and the fourth rotating between Inorganics/Oleochemicals and Biofuels.
We will also have a section on Energy and Feedstocks, as well as an expanded New Projects and Permanent Plant Shutdowns section, providing data and analysis on new activity.
You'll still get feature articles focusing on key macro trends and issues that effect supply and demand, and ultimately prices in these bulk commodity markets.
These revolve around key end-markets such as automotive, construction, packaging and consumer durables (white goods). You will continue to get CEO interviews on strategy, merger & acquisition updates, the latest in innovation, regulatory issues, and distribution and logistics.
Last but not least, we will have strong geographic coverage of regions that are becoming ever more important in the global chemical market, including Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
We are confident you will find the new ICIS Chemical Business a useful tool to make business decisions. But please give us your feedback - we will always strive to make your magazine a better one.