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Cracks are showing in Europe's industrial sector, with falling sales and plant closures. This bodes ill for the chemical sector
Slowing tire sales, low epoxy resins and polycarbonate (PC) demand and the closure of several glass furnaces in Europe may be the first signs that all is not well for the European chemical industry.
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