Chemicals and the Economy

Global auto market heads for 5% fall as stimulus impact wanes
30th January 2017 by

2016 data highlights one startling statistic about the world’s Top 7 auto markets.  They are ...

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Plastics lose market share to lightweight steel in US sutos
11th December 2015 by

Plastics consumption in US autos is going down, not up.  Steelmakers and glass manufacturers have r...

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China’s PTA, PVC exports jump as it moves to preserve jobs
26th May 2014 by

To assume, as they say is “to make an ass out of u and me”.  That was certainly the cas...

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BASF sees “massive decline”
19th November 2008 by

6 weeks ago, I warned that “the scariest moment of my 30 year chemical career” was about...

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The hurricane touches down
18th September 2007 by

Extraordinary events have taken place in the UK since my posting on Friday: • A bankrun took place...

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