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New petrochemical hubs possible, but opportunities depend upon the drivers behind global economic scenarios

Recent years have begun to see a shift in what is considered a petrochemical hub, away from operations and production sites, towards feedstock advantage and logistics provision. With its advantaged feedstocks and access to growth markets, the Middle East will become the petrochemical sector’s core. But there are also opportunities for success elsewhere, as the Continue reading

The New Consumer: Post-Recession Recovery Demands New Approach from Consumer Products Brands

As our vantage point on the worst recession since the Great Depression takes shape in the collective rear-view mirror, one thing is certain: consumerism has changed dramatically. The buy-now-pay-later, keep-up-with-the-Joneses mentality that once drove market dynamics has been largely replaced by a more frugal and practical consumer approach. Most economic experts agree thatContinue reading

Southeast Asia Synthetic Latex Polymers Market

The Market for Synthetic Latex Polymers Shrank, but is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 2.4%, Suggests Kline’s FutureView Scenario

North America consumed nearly 6 billion pounds of synthetic latex polymers in 2009 following a double-digit decline from 2008, according to latest report Synthetic Latex Polymers 2009-2010 Global Series: Business Analysis and Opportunities from worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company. The U.S. market accounted for Continue reading