In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
July 15-28, 2013

Cover story

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Disributors: Introduction

Each year we strive to bring you the most comprehensive listing of global chemical distributors - a critical link in the supply chain for buyers and sellers of chemicals.

This year not only do we have a record number of company entries, but we also have added a new feature to distinguish the amount of business from trading activities versus ­full-line distribution. We define full-line or traditional distribution as taking possession/title of the product from a supplier into ­inventory, typically storing it in a warehouse (owned or leased), and then transporting it on to customers.



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