—WORLD CHEMICAL OUTLOOK “” At this time last year, C&EN said 2004 would be a year of expansion for the chemical industry in most parts of the world. It certainly was that and more. If C&EN erred in its forecasts, it was generally on the side of caution. This year, we feel pretty safe in saying that 2005 will continue the economic expansion that really got under way in 2004.
by William J. Storck, senior correspondent, and Alexander H. Tullo, associate editor, in New Jersey; Patricia L. Short, senior correspondent, in London; and Jean-Franois Tremblay, Hong Kong bureau head |
January 10, 2005