Consolidation may look appealing, but there could major drawbacks later

Kamalick, Joe
March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/26/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 59, p17
Trade Publication
The article examines the drawbacks of consolidation in the chemical industry in light of the proposed acquisition of Chemcentral by Univar in the U.S. Chris Jahn, president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors, notes that the decreasing number of distributors could become a competition and cost problem for chemical manufacturers and suppliers. Joe Acker, president of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, agrees with Jahn on the issue.


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