Winning in evolving times Strategic imperatives for chemicals companies

December 6, 2018

FOR THE GLOBAL CHEMICALS INDUSTRY, 2017 has been one of the best years since 2011. The industry registered impressive revenue growth, aggregate industry margins reached all-time highs, most companies recorded healthy cash reserves, and end-markets recovered with demand outlooks showing positive near-term growth promise. Surely, these are good times for chemicals companies, but questions remain about the continuation of this growth momentum in the mid to long term. Three key long-term developments seem to be knocking on chemicals companies’ doors, which could reveal new opportunities if companies respond in a prompt and strategic manner.

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Materia

Materia develops and manufactures catalysts and advanced materials that solve complex problems facing today’s chemical, electronic, energy, industrial, pharmaceutical, and transportation companies. With applications ranging from pharmaceutical drugs to subsea oil & gas production to structural composites, Materia’s Grubbs Catalyst® technology and Proxima® polymer platform create differentiated value for its customers. For more information, visit: www.materia-inc.com. metathesis, catalysis, thermosets, advanced materials, polymer, resin

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