Chemicals Trends 2018: Realizing value from technology-driven M&A

| November 6, 2018

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The chemicals industry is at a tipping point: The M&A landscape changes from megadeals to more focused and technology-driven deals. The perception of digitization changes from merely boosting productivity to becoming a business strategy topic.

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Florida Chemical is a bulk and stocking distributor of a wide range of commodity and specialty chemicals for use in Water Treatment, HI&I, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Food, CASE and a variety of other industrial markets. Additionally, Florida Chemical is a toll and private label manufacturer of a wide variety of chemical intermediates and actives as well as full lines of compounded chemicals including cleaning and process chemicals for commercial, industrial, automotive, and institutional applications. In 2016, Florida Chemical added a new Environmental Services Division. Commodity Chemical Distribution, Chemical Manufacturing, Toll Blending & Private Label, Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment, Fine Ingredients, Personal Care, HI&I, Neutraceutical, Paints & Coatings, CASE, Basic Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Oleochemicals, Surfactants

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