New website

The blog is approaching its 6th birthday.  And as you will have noticed, its layout has changed today, giving it a new look and feel.

Nothing stands still in the field of IT.   In the early days, for example, the technology would not allow pictures or graphs to be posted.  More recently, a major frustration has been the lack of integration with the main icis website.  But from today, anyone searching the icis site will also find the relevant blog post.

As you will know, any technology change is “work in progress”.  We will therefore be making constant improvements over the next few weeks.  It would be great if you could be patient whilst we undertake these changes.  And PLEASE, do please let me know what you think – good and bad.  Anything you suggest will be carefully considered, and probably actioned.

Getting to this point has taken a lot of time and effort.  The blog would therefore like to thank the ICIS team, particularly Katie Tucker and Lara McNamee, for their support during the transition.

About Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem, trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry. He also serves as a Global Expert for the World Economic Forum. The aim of this blog is to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry and the global economy over the next 12 – 18 months. It looks behind today’s headlines, to understand what may happen next in critical areas such as oil prices, China and Emerging Markets, currencies, autos, housing, economic growth and the environment. Please do join me and share your thoughts. Between us, we will hopefully develop useful insights into the key factors that will drive the industry's future performance.