ACS Webinar

Chemistry and the Economy: 2023 Mid-Year Review

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Are we charging ahead into a brick wall? The U.S. chemical industry is at a critical juncture where decisions must be made on overcapacity and growing political concerns, including risks to major recent China oriented investments that need to be repurposed to support long-term growth in plastic recycling and growing concerns over PFAs from regulators and the legal system.

Join Paul Hodges of New Normal Consulting and Bill Carroll of Carroll Applied Science as they share data and their observations on what is affecting the chemical economy, what tough decisions lie ahead, and predict the factors that will shape industry in the near future.

This ACS Webinar is co-produced with ACS Industry Member Programs and ACS Division of Business Development and Management.

What You Will Learn

  • How chemical plant closures and repurposing these facilities to process recycled materials could be the perfect response to overcapacity issues
  • How will recent political sanctions on slave labor in China and Russian oil importation affect global supply and demand
  • What will be the chemical industry’s response to the clash between manufacturers regulators, and the legal system concerning per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs)

Meet The Experts

Paul Hodges, Chairman, New Normal Consulting

Bill Carroll, Principal, Carroll Applied Science

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