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: Questions remain over China’s polyethylene market data
"Several theories are travelling around the market place about why the numbers are so out of sync with the prevailing mood."
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