Chemicals Insights


Advanced recycling: Opportunities for growth

– As interest in the circular economy grows, emerging recycling technologies that are complementary with mechanical recycling are accelerating.

Global Energy Perspective 2022

– We're in the midst of an energy transition that continues to evolve.

Petrochemicals 2021: Regional fortunes and growing sustainability

– The industry has continued to recover after the initial shock of COVID-19. A deep dive into the numbers illustrates several implications... for 2022.

Accelerating India’s sustainability journey in chemicals

– To better confront climate change, chemical companies should take a holistic approach to ESG and aim to improve performance on... environmental metrics.

Chemicals and capital markets: Growing sustainably

– Green chemicals—those with a low-carbon product portfolio or a higher exposure to end markets supporting sustainability—are being... rewarded by capital markets and safeguarding future cash flow.

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US polyethylene price evolution and what to expect

– Prices for petrochemicals in the United States have increased significantly, even beyond what fundamentals would dictate.

Petrochemicals 2020: A year of resilience and the road to recovery

– Most companies showed recovery of revenues and profits to pre-COVID-19 levels in the third and fourth quarters. A deeper dive... into the numbers illustrates several implications for 2021.

Getting value from advanced digital technology for industrial gas companies

– With relatively little risk, industrial gas companies can optimize parts of their operations with advanced technologies.

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Scaling digital and analytics-enabled improvements in chemicals and agriculture

– Productivity in process industries depends on scaling technology and traditional operating disciplines at the same time.

How the petrochemicals industry can benefit from advanced analytics

– Four key elements that can help companies launch advanced analytics and machine learning programs.

Procurement, early warning systems, and the next disruption

– A pandemic, inflation, and geopolitical conflict are affecting global supply chains. We offer an approach companies can use to... avoid product shortages and mitigate the effects of price volatility.

Green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem

– Collaboration across the value chain is pivotal to decarbonizing the built environment—and it needs to start today.

The third wave of biomaterials: When innovation meets demand

– How corporate sustainability commitments could catalyze the next generation of bio-based chemicals and materials.

Inbound freight: The savings opportunity chemical players overlook

– As procurement sophistication increases, inbound freight—which makes up about 10 percent of raw-material spend—may... offer the best opportunity for further savings in the chemicals industry and beyond.

The right product, the right price: Purchasing solutions in chemicals

– Eleven key levers can reduce costs and provide category managers with real-time insights on volatile commodities prices.

Getting real about mitigating price inflation

– Category managers can respond to inflation—and save their companies a lot of money in the months ahead.

Creating a strong future for South Korea’s chemicals companies

– Many competitive advantages that once served South Korean chemicals companies have lost their power. Ten actions can help them... retain and build their position.

How chemical players can win in the transition to digital platforms

– Many B2B buyers prefer purchasing products using digital channels. Choosing the right operating model is critical for reaching... customers across the chemical industry’s fragmented markets.

Adapting your operating model to the next normal: The next big move in chemicals

– Increasing uncertainty in chemicals requires companies to adopt new operating models. Four guiding principles can help players... incorporate strategies that reflect the new realities of the industry.
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