—WORLD CHEMICAL OUTLOOK “” This year should be one of expansion for the chemical industry in most parts of the world as production and demand increase, bringing shut-down plants back on-line and increases in capital spending. Most of the spending on plants and equipment, however, will be directed toward bringing production units up-to-date and making them more efficient.
by William Storck, senior correspondent, and Alexander Tullo, associate editor, in New Jersey; Patricia Short, senior correspondent, in London; and Jean-François Tremblay, Hong Kong bureau head. |
January 12, 2004