Europe petrochemicals come under the microscope in ICIS’s latest special publication, produced in association with EPCA on the occasion of its Annual Meeting in Budapest at the beginning of October. Feedstocks and energy, EU infrastructure, diversity and inclusion, and the impacts of Iran, biobased materials and COP21 are all covered, with EPCA’s president and board members interviewed.
Difficult business and economic conditions in Europe continue to provide a challenging environment for chemical distributors to operate.
ICIS has produced a special digital version of The Fertilizer Institute’s Annual Report 2014, featuring video interviews with key personnel that look at the achievements over the past year. The report looks at how TFI is working to better serve its members and the industry, including the launch of the ResponsibleAg initiative, the importance of 4R Nutrient Stewardship, and how the association’s new strategic plan is focusing on membership, sustainability and stewardship and advocacy.
The hot topics of shale gas and sustainability were the key issues addressed in the NPE supplement, an 8-page special published in November 2014. Articles looked at the prospects for the plastics industry given the development of US shale, the new technologies being employed in the construction and automotive sectors, and the solutions that are being introduced in packaging to address many of the world’s major challenges.