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Key Trends in the Chemical Industry Value Chain

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Solving the Digital Dilemma

Competition is causing leaders to embrace digital technology. Across the integrated supply chain, automation and digital technologies already contribute to efficiency; now entire business processes require a re-think. A holistic approach led by executives with the skills to work across functional boundaries and integrate data along the entire value chain will enable agile companies to compete.

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Sustainability

It’s time to embrace sustainability as a way of being. Consumer pressure and increasing legislation leave the industry with no other option. Whether its responding to climate change, air pollution or calls for a circular economy, a sustainable approach has become a condition for remaining in business. Handling the consequent complexity requires leaders with values that go beyond the bottom line.

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Innovation

The chemical industry needs leaders who can inspire, understand trends and disruptive change, and who are not afraid to fail. Fast, open innovation through collaboration, novel processes, and AI are just some of the elements that will redefine the future for chemical companies and downstream processors.

Latest News in Chemical Value Chain

January 16, 2020

Evonik acquires U.S.-based phytochemical company Wilshire Technologies

Chemical Value Chain

Evonik Industries AG has concluded a purchase agreement to acquire Wilshire Technologies Inc., with the transaction to be completed by the end of January. Headquartered in Princeton N.J., Wilshire Technologies […]

January 16, 2020

China’s petrochemical industry set for downcycle

Chemical Value Chain

China’s petrochemical industry is on the start of a downcycle, according to Wood Mackenzie, as a supply overhang in the paraxylene (PX) market looks set to be joined by similar […]

January 14, 2020

Lanxess completes sale of chrome chemical business

Chemical Value Chain

German specialty chemicals company Lanxess has completed the sale of its chrome chemicals business to Chinese leather chemicals producer Brother Enterprises for €80m ($89m). The deal was first announced on […]

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