Chemical Innovation Outlook 2020

| February 28, 2020

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The global chemical industry is today worth over $4.3T and is an integral part of the modern world economy, converting raw materials into products encompassing an enormous variety - from plastics to paints, agri-food, consumer goods, textiles and leather products. Many of these items subsequently form part of other value chains, such as automotive, mechanical engineering and construction.

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Methanex Corporation

Methanex Corporation is the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Methanex is a Vancouver, Canada-based, publicly traded company with shares listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol "MX"​; on the NASDAQ Global Market in the United States under the trading symbol "MEOH"​.

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