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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...