May 2001

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: CMAI performs petrochemical industry SWOT analysis

The petrochemical and plastics industry is "reeling from the sting of hyper energy markets and slowing economies coming at a time of stepped up capacity addition," according to CMAI analysts. Market p..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The petrochemical and plastics industry is "reeling from the sting of hyper energy markets and slowing economies coming at a time of stepped up capacity addition," according to CMAI analysts. Market participants are having to think in different terms about how to re-tool their businesses and return to sustainable profitability. The following are highlights from a competitive analysis by Gary K. Adams, president of CMAI, Houston, Texas. It is based on a paper titled "Chemicals & Plastics 2001: A S.W.O.T. Analysis" that was presented at the company's World Petrochemical Conference, March 28 - 29, 2001, Houston, Texas. For more information on this or other presentations given during the meeti

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