The early 2021 cold snap in the US dramatically impacted the country’s petrochemical industry. The concentration of the winter storm was particularly pronounced in Texas, which geographically represents the workhorse of the US olefins industry, paralysing US petrochemical production and disrupting 15% of the global olefins market. Read more in C&I Magazine.
Materials that hold a negative value or that companies do not realise have any value that can be recovered will most likely be lost in the disposal process. This means every year millions of pounds worth of precious metals could be being literally poured down the drain. Read the comment article in C&I Magazine.
Most business leaders will, at some point, need to pitch for investment. Unless you’re a scion of a rich dynasty, as your business grows you will need an injection of capital to keep moving forward.
Just among us chemists, I’ll bet many of you have shared the ‘pariah’ experience. ‘Eew, you work with chemicals…or the chemical industry…or with plastics’ and so on, accompanied by a withering stare. Read the comment article in C&I Magazine.