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The time for a Latin American chemical revolution is now!

With all the world’s attention focused on Asia and its booming economic growth driven by China and India, Latin America tends to get overlooked. But that would be a big mistake, as the region is making significant strides towards becoming an industrial powerhouse. The Latin American chemical industry has taken its lumps in the global recession, […]

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BASF moves reflect global chemical manufacturing shift

Nowhere is the global tectonic shift in chemical manufacturing more apparent than in the largest chemical company’s latest restructuring and expansion moves. Germany’s BASF, which acquired Swiss specialty chemical giant Ciba for $5.1bn in April, laid out its massive restructuring plan last week. The bottom line – 23 out of 55 acquired production sites will be […]

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