Chemical Quarterly - 2012 Q3
China water treatment chemicals. Surfing the solution wave
On 9 July 2012, China's State Council outlined seven Strategic & Emerging industries together with their associated components of the 12th Five-Year Plan. The guidelines enhance the importance of water treatment within Energy Saving & Environmental Protection, one of the seven Strategic & Emerging industries.
In this instance, in order to secure competitive advantage and meet the evolution of the demand in terms of water treatment chemicals, Chinese water treatment chemical players will need to move from commodity chemicals to specialty chemicals, if not up to solutions and services. Any of these initiatives will require R&D and technical service capabilities as key success factors for building their future profitability and sustainable growth.