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United Kingdom: The Evolution of its Chemicals Industry

Global Outlook

Rumors of the demise of the U.K. chemicals industry are greatly exaggerated.

Ask Jane or John Q. Public — Joe Bloggs, as the Brits would call him — about the state of the chemicals industry in the United Kingdom, and you’ll probably get a response along the lines of “There’s not much left of it. It’s all gone to China and who knows where else. We don’t produce anything in this country any more.”

That view is not only discouraging and depressing — it is also quite wrong. As Britain’s famed rock star David Bowie noted in his 1972 song, time inevitably brings changes — and you have to turn and face the strange.


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