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CMAI Outlines Dow Chemical’s Strategic Chemical Business Position

Dépèche transmise le 27 juin 2011 par Business Wire

CMAI Outlines Dow Chemical’s Strategic Chemical Business Position

CMAI Outlines Dow Chemical’s Strategic Chemical Business Position

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI), acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS - www.ihs.com), today announced the Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on Dow Chemical is now available. The report features comprehensive overviews of the company’s chemical businesses, including strategic direction and corporate structure; global chemical operations, and business positions of Dow Chemical and its competitors within major product markets; manufacturing site flowcharts and descriptions; as well as vertical product integration and market exposure.

The report aims at providing clients with a thorough understanding of not only the present situation, but also the impact of future developments by assessing Dow’s opportunities and risks within the framework of CMAI’s outlook for the global petrochemical industry. Rapidly changing industry structure and dynamics will necessitate company-specific responses that will determine the success of chemical producers in the future.

Dow Chemical is a diversified chemical company with approximately 50 thousand employees worldwide, 188 manufacturing sites in 35 countries, and $54 billion in net sales for 2010. Dow’s product range extends from basic chemicals and polymers to performance and specialty applications as well as agricultural chemicals. Major industries utilizing Dow’s products include consumer goods, construction, agriculture, electronics & entertainment, automotive, packaging, medical/personal care, and oil & gas. With the acquisition of Rohm & Haas in 2009, Dow accomplished a major portfolio shift toward specialty and performance products that find applications in many of the same industries.

The merger with Rohm & Haas, along with Dow’s ensuing asset sales to improve its financial situation and reduce interest expenses, moved the company away from the more competitive commodity chemicals and polymers toward specialty and performance applications. Dow’s pursuit of geographic diversification is also gaining momentum following the successful start-up of additional joint venture operations in Kuwait and Thailand. In addition, plans exist to build massive integrated petrochemical complexes in Saudi Arabia and China, as well as olefin plants in the U.S.

The Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) is a multi-client service aimed at analyzing the structure, dynamics, competition and strategic issues of global and regional chemical industry participants. Company reports published in 2010 and 2011 include Sabic, Sasol, Bayer, Reliance Industries, and BASF. Company reports that will be issued in 2011/12 are Solvay/Rhodia, TPC Group, ExxonMobil Chemical, Saudi Aramco and Siam Cement.

For more information regarding the Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) please contact Bettina Schroeder, Consultant – Company Analysis, at 1-281-752-3261 or by email bschroeder@cmaiglobal.com.

CMAI is the premier provider of Market, Planning and Business Advisory services offering a unique combination of consulting analytics and expertise for the global chemical, plastics, fibers and chlor-alkali industries. With offices in Houston, New York, London, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Singapore and Shanghai, CMAI has provided expert business advisory services to a broad base of companies across multiple value chains and geographies since 1979. Clients to CMAI services include chemical and oil companies, technology & EPC companies, law firms, banking and financial institutions, plastic converters, textile & apparel manufacturers, brand-owners, grocers/retailers, government agencies and trading companies.

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information and insight in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape, including energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. Businesses and governments around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 5,100 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

For additional information on this analysis, visit CMAI’s website at www.cmaiglobal.com or contact:

Jamie Van Fleet
CMAI
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