Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSat, 16 Oct 2021 06:26:18 BST Order books, sales and margins improve but supply chain issues getting 'acute', finds CBA survey Order books, sales and margins improve but supply chain issues getting 'acute': A quarterly survey of Chemical Business Association member companies has revealed insight into the sector, with order books and sales showing improvement, but the majority of respondents reporting issues with supply chains, which continue to worsen and are becoming 'acute'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Order-books-sales-and-margins-improve-but-supply-chain-issues-getting-acute-finds-CBA-survey-04956 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Order-books-sales-and-margins-improve-but-supply-chain-issues-getting-acute-finds-CBA-survey-04956 83% of businesses did not know about an upcoming plastics tax expected to be introduced in 2022, reveals survey 83% of businesses did not know about an upcoming plastics tax expected to be introduced in 2022: A recent survey by Veolia aimed to uncover businesses' opinion on the future plastics tax, instead found that over eight in 10 of those surveyed, didn't know there was one. The tax is being brought in to reduce plastic waste and will charge companies £200 per tonne if the plastic doesn't include at least 30% recycled plastic. To help the environment, many people have been involved in climate groups which has resulted in an increase in concern about the amount of waste and pollution that is being produced. The study found that public conscience (48%) was a major driving factor in implementing this tax, alongside the Government mandate (30%). The Government's mandate is to increase the amount of plastic being recycled in order to decrease carbon emissions. Furthermore, it was found that if all plastic was recycled, global emissions would decrease by 61%. This, alone, means that between 30 and 150 million tonnes of carbon would be saved from entering the Earth's atmosphere each year ' according to the Imperial College London. When informed about the future plastic tax, 84% of businesses polled agreed to support the tax on plastic packaging. They felt that, not only will it decrease the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, it will help create jobs for people and would encourage more domestic infrastructure. Tim Duret, director of sustainable technology for Veolia UK and Ireland, said: "The Plastics Packaging Tax is removing the economic burden of acting more sustainably and levelling the playing field for businesses. In order to continue this momentum, we need to escalate the tax and roll it out across all types of plastics like construction, cars, furniture and electric goods." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/83percent-of-businesses-did-not-know-about-an-upcoming-plastics-tax-expected-to-be-introduced-in-2022-reveals-survey-04938 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/83percent-of-businesses-did-not-know-about-an-upcoming-plastics-tax-expected-to-be-introduced-in-2022-reveals-survey-04938 50 of the world’s largest chemical firms post a 7% decline in sales in 2020, reveals survey 50 of the world's largest chemical firms post a 7% decline in sales in 2020: Chemical and Engineering News' recent global survey, has revealed that the top 50 global chemical firms report a decline of 7% in sales from 2019 to £584 billion in 2020. Much of this decline is thought to be mainly due to the pandemic, however, a change in mindset about renewable energy has meant many firms have put their efforts into testing new forms of cleaner energy. The survey polled the 50 chemical firms with the highest sales during 2020, finding that data from 44 of the 50 firms who reported their annual earnings for 2020 shows a decline of 22%; in comparison to a 28% decline reported by 46 companies in 2019. The survey also revealed the top earning chemical firms globally, with BASF showing they made £34 billion worth of chemical sales in 2020. BASF also unveiled new plans to decrease their emissions by a quarter, in comparison to 2018. In addition, they have put a lot of effort into testing new and renewable sources of energy, including electrically powered heaters in steam crackers. The largest UK based chemical firm reported in the study was INEOS, with a reported £23 billion worth of chemical sales. They too are following BASF in their investments into renewable energy, specifically attempting to make hydrogen from water. Although, on average, there was a 7% decline in chemical sales, not all sectors in the industry were damaged as much as others. Firms that supplied for the food and drink industry saw strong sales, whereas firms supplying for the automotive industry were hit hard by the pandemic. A strong factor in this variation was the decline of oil and gas prices, bringing down chemical prices also. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-of-the-worlds-largest-chemical-firms-post-a-7percent-decline-in-sales-in-2020-reveals-survey-04929 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/50-of-the-worlds-largest-chemical-firms-post-a-7percent-decline-in-sales-in-2020-reveals-survey-04929 More than half engineers working in Chemicals and Pharma sector are happy in their current job, finds survey More than half engineers working in Chemicals and Pharma sector are happy in their current job: A survey of engineers across twelve sectors has found that 56% of those working in the chemicals/pharma and medical sector are happy in their current job. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-engineers-working-in-Chemicals-and-Pharma-sector-are-happy-in-their-current-job-finds-survey-04846 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-engineers-working-in-Chemicals-and-Pharma-sector-are-happy-in-their-current-job-finds-survey-04846 Six in 10 plastics firms believe sales turnover will increase in the next 12 months, according to poll. Six in 10 plastics firms believe sales turnover will increase in the next 12 months: A survey of plastics industry companies has revealed optimism for the coming year, with 62% expecting to see an increase in sales turnover in the next 12 months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Six-in-10-plastics-firms-believe-sales-turnover-will-increase-in-the-next-12-months-according-to-poll-04858 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Six-in-10-plastics-firms-believe-sales-turnover-will-increase-in-the-next-12-months-according-to-poll-04858 42% of companies in chemicals sector have been affected by supply chain disruption, finds survey 42% of companies in chemicals sector have been affected by supply chain disruption: A survey has cast light upon global supply chain disruption across a range of sectors in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/42percent-of-companies-in-chemicals-sector-have-been-affected-by-supply-chain-disruption-finds-survey-04857 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/42percent-of-companies-in-chemicals-sector-have-been-affected-by-supply-chain-disruption-finds-survey-04857 Survey finds that more people are smoking due to Covid-19 stress Survey finds that more people are smoking due to Covid-19 stress: A survey has shone a light on an increase in smoking during the pandemic, with young people found to be the group most likely to be smoking more regularly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-more-people-are-smoking-due-to-Covid-19-stress-04851 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-more-people-are-smoking-due-to-Covid-19-stress-04851 Royal Society of Chemistry survey results to inform future development and professional support Royal Society of Chemistry survey results to inform future development and professional support: The results of a survey polling 6,000 members of the Royal Society of Chemistry have been published, which will be used to inform the future development and professional support the organisation offers to its members. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Royal-Society-of-Chemistry-survey-results-to-inform-future-development-and-professional-support-04594 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Royal-Society-of-Chemistry-survey-results-to-inform-future-development-and-professional-support-04594 One in five chemical companies say cost is main barrier to adopting circular economy, according to poll One in five chemical companies say cost is main barrier to adopting circular economy: A survey of chemicals and materials companies has found that cost is the main barrier to adopting a circular economy - although more than eight in ten companies polled (81%) said they are beginning to explore the principles. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-five-chemical-companies-say-cost-is-main-barrier-to-adopting-circular-economy-according-to-poll-04653 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-five-chemical-companies-say-cost-is-main-barrier-to-adopting-circular-economy-according-to-poll-04653 Two-fifths of Brits have bought specific hygiene products since COVID-19 outbreak, reveals survey Two-fifths of Brits have bought specific hygiene products since COVID-19 outbreak: A survey of UK adults has revealed that 41% have bought specific hygiene or cleaning products since the coronavirus outbreak began. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-fifths-of-Brits-have-bought-specific-hygiene-products-since-COVID-19-outbreak-reveals-survey-04593 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-fifths-of-Brits-have-bought-specific-hygiene-products-since-COVID-19-outbreak-reveals-survey-04593 Number of people in the UK who vape has risen, reveals poll Number of people in the UK who vape has risen: A major study of 12,000 UK adults has found that the number who regularly vape has increased since last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-people-in-the-UK-who-vape-has-risen-reveals-poll-04451 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-people-in-the-UK-who-vape-has-risen-reveals-poll-04451 Two thirds of fashion bosses think hazardous chemicals will 'likely' be phased out of industry within six years, reveals survey Two thirds of fashion bosses think hazardous chemicals will 'likely' be phased out of industry within six years: A survey of fashion executives has revealed that two thirds believe that it is likely by 2025 that the fashion industry will no longer use hazardous chemicals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-fashion-bosses-think-hazardous-chemicals-will-likely-be-phased-out-of-industry-within-six-years-reveals-survey-04479 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-fashion-bosses-think-hazardous-chemicals-will-likely-be-phased-out-of-industry-within-six-years-reveals-survey-04479 Royal Society of Chemistry survey reveals salary growth across the industry Royal Society of Chemistry survey reveals salary growth across the industry: A survey conducted by the Royal Society of Chemistry has found that salaries are increasing throughout the industry, even though industry growth has been slower. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Royal-Society-of-Chemistry-survey-reveals-salary-growth-across-the-industry-04492 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Royal-Society-of-Chemistry-survey-reveals-salary-growth-across-the-industry-04492 Nine out of 10 people would do more to tackle air pollution if they knew how, reveals poll Nine out of 10 people would do more to tackle air pollution if they knew how: A poll by energy company, E.ON has revealed that 88% of people in the UK are confused about air pollution, with 89% saying that if they knew more about what they could do to help, they would do it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nine-out-of-10-people-would-do-more-to-tackle-air-pollution-if-they-knew-how-reveals-poll-04456 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nine-out-of-10-people-would-do-more-to-tackle-air-pollution-if-they-knew-how-reveals-poll-04456 No-deal Brexit will negatively affect two thirds of UK plastics companies, according to BPF poll No-deal Brexit will negatively affect two thirds of UK plastics companies: Research by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has revealed concerns over a no-deal Brexit for UK plastics companies, with 29% saying the impact would be 'very' negative. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/No-deal-Brexit-will-negatively-affect-two-thirds-of-UK-plastics-companies-according-to-BPF-poll-04417 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/No-deal-Brexit-will-negatively-affect-two-thirds-of-UK-plastics-companies-according-to-BPF-poll-04417 Women leading way when it comes to cutting down on plastics, according to poll Women leading way when it comes to cutting down on plastics: A recent poll has found that when it comes to reducing our plastic consumption and cutting back on unnecessary packaging, women are leading the way with 90% of those polled saying their desire to use plastics less is higher than ever before. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Women-leading-way-when-it-comes-to-cutting-down-on-plastics-according-to-poll-04396 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Women-leading-way-when-it-comes-to-cutting-down-on-plastics-according-to-poll-04396 Plastic usage top concern for 8 out of 10 Brits, finds poll Plastic usage top concern for 8 out of 10 Brits: A survey of people in the UK has found when it comes to the things most Brits are concerned about, plastic usage, general waste and air pollution are on top. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Plastic-usage-top-concern-for-8-out-of-10-Brits-finds-poll-04349 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Plastic-usage-top-concern-for-8-out-of-10-Brits-finds-poll-04349 Nine in 10 chemical company CEOs confident about growth prospects for year ahead Nine in 10 chemical company CEOs confident about growth prospects for year ahead: A survey of company CEOs across the chemical sector has found 92% are confident about the prospect of company growth over the next 12 months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nine-in-10-chemical-company-CEOs-confident-about-growth-prospects-for-year-ahead-04337 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nine-in-10-chemical-company-CEOs-confident-about-growth-prospects-for-year-ahead-04337 EuPC survey gives new insight into use of recycled plastics materials EuPC survey gives new insight into the use of recycled plastics materials: A new report has been published by the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) - providing 'deeper insights' into the use of recycled plastics materials (rPM). It is the second instalment of the survey which polled 376 companies across 21 countries over the course of nine months (Jan - Sept 2018). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/EuPC-survey-gives-new-insight-into-use-of-recycled-plastics-materials-04291 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/EuPC-survey-gives-new-insight-into-use-of-recycled-plastics-materials-04291 Survey of parents calls into question effectiveness of PFAS school uniform coatings Survey of parents calls into question the effectiveness of PFAS school uniform coatings: When shopping for school uniforms, the promise of a longer-lasting product or stain-resistant fabrics is incredibly attractive to busy parents. However, a survey by Scottish environmental charity, Fidra, suggests products with polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are not quite as revolutionary as they promise, with parents having to wash them more often and replace sooner than uniforms that had not been treated. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-parents-calls-into-question-effectiveness-of-PFAS-school-uniform-coatings-04219 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-parents-calls-into-question-effectiveness-of-PFAS-school-uniform-coatings-04219