Asian Chemical Connections
Synthetic biology could revolutionize chemical manufacturing by simplifying the application of biotechnology
ANIMALS, PLANTS, fungi and bacteria have always been a source of carbonaceous raw materials for chemical manufacturing. But it was petroleum, owing to its low cost, that enabled the flood of innovation in commodities, plastics and specialties that made chemicals one of the most productive industries of the twentieth century.
INSIGHT: Outlook has to remain cautious in low growth environment
“Production of plastic resins was flat in April while production of specialty chemicals fell."
VIDEO - ICIS Americas Lunchtime Bulletin 22 May 2013