Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quick hits

I must get these posts out of my head! Yesterday's C&EN tidbits:


  1. There are potentially 2 reasons I can see for the japanese chemical industry suffering. The strong yen and high input costs. It's hard to compete in a commodity business when you're costs (no way they can compete with cheap gas/oil in the USA) and the strong yen hurts exports.

  2. Well, Japan is DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMed anyways, according to demographers who are also economists. The year 2016 looks to be it according to this:


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