Covid-19 has changed everything. We don’t work, play or study in the same way we used to and the destruction that has followed in its wake will require a new and flexible response from all sides. As we struggle to find a way out of the difficulties created by the pandemic, some analysts are seeing this change as an opportunity to breathe life into the now familiar idea of the Circular Economy, to see how this approach might boost economies and the chemical industry in particular. The Executive Vice President of the European Commission’s Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, has said, ‘Investing in this new infrastructure is not a cost, it is an investment, a way to increase profit for industry and reduce spending for individuals.’
Tecnon OrbiChem looks at how petrochemical markets can identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in SWOT analyses of a variety of chemical intermediates and synthetic resins markets. We consider how those of us in these industries can ensure that we are not just partners but leaders in the change to a more sustainable economy.