The chemicals manufacturing industry is a vibrant, global business that encompasses many important sectors. Key products include biochemicals, nanochemicals, polymers, petrochemicals, fertilizers, plastics, coatings, ceramics, solvents, additives, dyes and many other products basic to home and business needs. In addition, the pharmaceuticals industry is often included when discussing chemicals. Commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals and custom manufacturing are important sectors of the business. Our new Plunkett's Chemicals, Plastics & Coatings Industry Almanac covers these sectors in detail. Our coverage includes business trends analysis and industry statistics. We also include a chemicals, plastics and coatings business glossary and a listing of industry contacts, such as industry associations and government agencies. Next, we profile hundreds of leading companies. Our company profiles include complete business descriptions and up to 27 executives by name and title. The CD-ROM that is included with the book versions enables you to search, filter and view selected companies and organizations. Once selected, company contact data from the CD-ROM can be exported to create mailing lists. The exciting new book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis--everything you need to know about the chemicals and plastics business.