Asian Chemical Connections
Despite the automotive industry bearing the brunt of the global financial crisis, chemical producers are motoring ahead with innovative new products
THE TREND towards more efficient vehicles, lower emissions and improved fuel consumption has driven weight reduction to the top of the automotive agenda.
Although the ailing sector has been badly affected by the downturn, producers can ill afford to slam the brakes onto investment in new products.
INSIGHT: Economy, politics, friendship and security blended in oil
"Iran believes it can raise oil production by 1m bbl/day in the short term, and increase production even further."
VIDEO: ICIS Special Report - US olefins and polymers