In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
October 13-19, 2008

Cover story

Global chemical industry R&D is well despite declining research intensity

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?

Cynthia Challenger/Vermont

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.



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