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Chemical industry M&A has remained highly active in 2017 while capital spending on expansions is forecast to decline to levels not seen since the late 1990s. The industry this year has seen activist investors flex some muscle and impact the outcome of two major mergers: DowDuPont and the Huntsman-Clariant. Is..more
The first extended wave of new capacity is arriving now in North America. Total petrochemicals capacity arriving from 2016 through 2020 is approximately 3.8 million metric tons per year. Incremental ethylene capacity alone during this timeframe will average 2.4 million metric tons per year. This comes after an initial sur..more
Chemical processes have been optimised and improved since the earliest industrialisation in the 18th century. Each time a new plant is built or an existing facility is updated, more efficient digital devices are installed as part of this process of continuous improvement and drive towards ever greater efficiency. So why are maj..more