Asian Chemical Connections
Despite declining research intensity, research and development is alive and well in the global chemical industry. Which leading players are seeking to strengthen international activities?
SINCE ITS inception, the chemical industry has placed a high priority on investing in research and development (R&D). While the absolute amount of dollars spent continues to climb, research intensity (R&D/sales) has actually fallen in recent years.
INSIGHT: Europe naphtha sector facing 'inevitable adjustment'
"Naphtha from Europe is likely to be challenged in 2014 not just in key export markets of the US and Asia, but also in domestic petrochemical markets.
VIDEO: ICIS Asia Lunchtime Bulletin 19 December 2013