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Now more than ever, the vital role of chemicals and plastics in everyday life is appreciated - enabling living for individual, households, economies and industries.
A new demand has emerged for chemicals during the COVID-19 pandemic, including renewed demand for single-use plastics bags for food hygiene purposes, PPE for essential medical care and chemical ingredients in sanitizers and medicines.
In some regions this has caused the reversal or slowing of bans and legislation affecting single-use items as hygiene has been prioritized over other concerns. At the same time, efforts to eradicate plastics waste and lead to a more circular plastics economy have been intensified.
In the climate change arena, plastics and petrochemical products enable Energy Transition in the form of new lightweight materials, insulating material, catalysts, batteries and electrical components and other enablers to climate goals, including the manufacture of components for wind farms, and solar panels.
During the 2021 World Petrochemical Conference, IHS Markit experts and other executives will discuss how the chemical industry and its partners are building resilience, fast-tracking innovation and prioritizing agility to meet the needs of a changed and changing world.
Top leaders, expert analysts and more will provide unparalleled insights, detailed data and forecasts to help attendees better position themselves for the industry of the future.
View the expert session schedule, see which speakers are confirmed and learn about all of the innovative networking opportunities in which you’ll get to participate by visiting wpc.ihsmarkit.com.