Chemical Innovation: a new era of growth

| December 23, 2019

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The global chemical industry is not new to innovation. Many new chemicals and compounds were discovered and commercialized post World War II. Most of these discoveries were of plastics and polymers, derived mostly from hydrocarbons, particularly petroleum. The chemical industry played an important role in global economic growth on the back of these high-value innovations. For example, as demands on the nonferrous metal industry increased in America, plastic replacements were used wherever possible.

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