The Future of Specialty Chemicals.

Jack Shute By Jack Shute

In an industry as fast paced as the specialty chemicals sector, it's almost impossible to predict the future... 

But with the help of many global specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industry leaders that I'd befriended at Chemspec, I thought it was worth a shot. 

While we admitted a lot of production is going to the East, we still felt that the onus was on Europe and the West to innovate and maintain its stronghold on the market. 

I also discussed issues like sustainability with everyone, with the consensus that this would move outsourcing away from China.