Can the UK afford (not) to produce chemicals in 2050?

| February 2, 2018

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The Chemical and Process industry in the UK is the leading manufacturing export sector and underpins the advanced manufacturing sector across the economy. It is an essential part of any attempt to move to a low-carbon advanced economy. But in playing this role in the UK and within the EU it is exposed to a number of challenges.

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