In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
June 4-10, 2012

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News Focus: Europe's automotive and construction markets show cracks, hitting chemical sector

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.

 Europe tire demand shows no signs of gaining traction

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