Specialty chemicals have helped shape today’s global construction industry, introducing new levels of structural strength.
With few exceptions, the global automotive industry has made a solid recovery from the downturn in 2008.
Shifting patterns in supply and demand, cost pressures, market segmentation, third-party distribution, and other factors mean that chemical supply chains need to be increasingly agile.
As one of the emerging “tiger economies” of Asia, India has long enjoyed rapid growth. However, the global downturn left its mark on India’s economic progress.
China has long dominated Asia’s economic growth, with India close behind. Likewise, even two or three years ago, in the boardrooms of chemical companies around the world, an Asian growth strategy would focus on China, India, and nothing else.