IHS Unveils New Chemical Organization

Combines the world-class assets of recent chemical industry acquisitions to deliver greater value to customers around the world

Thursday, December 8, 2011 4:31 pm EST



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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analysis, announced today the creation of IHS Chemical -- a world-class chemical industry insight organization comprising the company’s acquisitions of CMAI, SRI Consulting, Harriman Chemsult and Chemical Week. IHS Chemical offers the most comprehensive content, research and analysis to the chemical industry, which includes hydrocarbon- and bio-based chemicals, as well as plastics and fibers.

“IHS Chemical’s products, services and solutions span the entire chemical industry value chain from “below the wellhead to the retail store,’” said Gary Adams, IHS Chemical chief advisor and former CMAI president. “We are a higher-value source for our customers who depend upon our insights and industry forecasts to make strategic decisions that often involve billions of dollars in investments. The ability to assess the future global demand, supply, key uses or market risks for a particular chemical is essential to our clients across the value chain.”

IHS Chemical has more than 200 chemical experts, analysts and researchers who are well respected throughout the industry for their deep-rooted analysis and forecasts, and extends the value that IHS now delivers to customers by connecting them with the vast insight and expertise that exists across IHS.

“The energy exploration and production (E&P) companies, pipeline companies and refiners that have traditionally relied on IHS energy information and insight, now have the added value of our comprehensive insights relative to the chemical industry,” said IHS President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Key. “Energy producers, refiners, chemical processors, consumer-goods manufacturers and retailers are all linked together. Through the addition of IHS Chemical, we can now help them better assess how they connect, so they can expand their value and leverage business opportunities much more quickly.”

IHS has created an unparalleled global capability with chemical experts around the globe working together to create a consistent and integrated view. During the next 12 months, IHS will unveil a number of new and improved services, bringing together the best of its acquired assets to create an unrivalled portfolio of offerings for the chemical industry and its complete value chain.

At the World Petrochemical Conference in March 2012, IHS will unveil a consolidated IHS Chemical product portfolio showcasing a slate of world-class products, services and solutions created by combining the best of the, CMAI, SRI Consulting Harriman Chemsult and Chemical Week acquisitions. These offerings extend the complete chemical supply chain beginning with market insight and ending with solutions for the retail industry. The World Petrochemical Conference brings together the global chemical community to discuss critical issues and trends shaping this industry and is the largest gathering of petrochemical industry leaders of its kind.

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About IHS (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information and insight in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape, including energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 5,500 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

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