Nov. 27, 2017Topics
In a little over a year, the UK will be withdrawing from the European Union. Yet the future of the country and its chemicals industry is even more uncertain now than it was when a majority of UK voters decided, in June 2016 to back Brexit.
May. 12, 2017Topics
Bioelectronic technologies for modulating the signaling capabilities of the nervous system could pose challenges for producers of medicinal materials and chemicals – but also for regulators.
Dec. 06, 2016Topics
Brexit was predicted by its opponents and even neutral economists to precipitate at best a sharp economic downturn in the UK and at worst a deep recession. So far, four months after the country voted 52/48% in a referendum in June to leave ...
Oct. 28, 2015Topics
The European chemical industry has warned that doubts about proposed changes to the European Union’s carbon emissions trading system (ETS) could hold back investment in petrochemicals and bulk polymer plants as well as other energy ...
Sep. 03, 2015Topics
Since the industrial revolution in Europe the amount of waste in the region has been constantly increasing. This is because its economies have been based on a “take-make-consume-dispose” pattern of growth derived from a linear ...
Jun. 11, 2015Topics
The outlook for producers of chemicals used in the exploration and production of oil and gas has not been promising after the crash in oil prices in the second half of 2014. However, cheap oil could offer opportunities for suppliers of ...
Apr. 11, 2015Topics
The Gulf area of the Middle East offers opportunities for international chemical distributors because of its strong economic growth derived from oil wealth. But many multinational chemical distributors, especially those based in Europe, ...
Mar. 26, 2015Topics
The sharp drop in oil prices in the second half of last year is causing some dilemmas not only for individual chemical producers in Europe, particularly those making petrochemicals and other energy-intensive chemicals, but also the ...
Jan. 19, 2015Topics
As the UK government's push to repeat the US shale gas boom on its own soil moved up a notch in late 2014 with the sale of exploration licenses, Ineos revealed plans to expand upstream into onshore and offshore oil and gas.
Oct. 28, 2014Topics
The European chemical industry has reduced its forecast growth in chemicals output in 2014 in the face of evidence of an economic slowdown both in Europe and in the world's fast expanding markets such as China and Brazil.
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