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The COVID-19 virus that spread rapidly during 2020 has had a
profound and unprecedented impact on us all, devastating the global
economy and exposing the fragility of global supply chains.
Chemicals have an increasingly important role in modern society - and while companies have been impacted by the need to observe safe working practices and by fluctuating demand from automotive, aviation, construction, retailers, tourism and other sectors; specialty chemical and plastics have also played a key role in the personal care, health and sanitation sectors.
As economies improve, what roles will the chemicals and
petrochemicals sector play in defining our return to a new
'normal', with new opportunities for growth and innovation.
How will changes in mobility, reduced demand, and low oil prices play out in global market and what are the implications for investment in manufacturing based on oil-derived feedstocks;
What are the likely changing trade patterns around the world.