Analysis

  • Preparing for the Upturn

    There is general consensus that the chemicals industry should experience a pick up in 2010. The push to green technologies is likely to prompt growth in the sector, as Muriel...

  • Chemical Deals Prove Slow Burners

    M&A activity in 2009 took a hit as the global financial crisis rocked markets. As things start to pick up Muriel Axford takes a look at the factors affecting industry...

  • Simulation: Ensuring the Perfect Balance

    Simulation technologies are being adopted at plants wanting to ensure thorough training while minimising risk. The benefits do not stop there, as Muriel Axford finds out.

  • Chemicals Industry Cuts Emissions

    Legislation plus a wide range of voluntary measures is making the chemicals industry increasingly environmentally friendly. Muriel Axford reports.

  • Finding the Benefits of Filtration

    Sophisticated water filtration systems are set to become an increasingly important tool. Muriel Axford reports on how the chemical industry is seeking solutions to reduce and improve water usage.

  • Changing the Petrochemical Playing Field

    Petrochemical capacity in the Middle East is rising sharply. However, as China ramps up internal capacity, today's supply and demand fundamentals are changing fast. Muriel Axford reports.

  • Green Chemistry Grows From Grass Roots

    Putting sustainable chemistry at the heart of business is now a major concern for a wealth of industry players. Muriel Axford looks at how the trend is maintaining economical hope...