Chemicals, Materials & Nutrition

The Chemicals, Materials, and Nutrition ecosystem is united by the common thread of chemistry. These industries exist to transform basic resources into the materials that society uses to treat our water, insulate our homes, grow our food, and hundreds of other uses.

Historically, the industry has relied heavily on finite, irreplaceable resources like oil and gas as feedstock. But today’s culture of sustainability is transforming this, with alternative feedstocks becoming ever more critical.

Amid this transformation, we help industry incumbents identify lucrative Growth Opportunities, Best Practices, and Megatrends that empower them to align their strategic priorities with their long-term growth goals. Our proprietary frameworks and tools help organizations navigate the evolving world of disruptive technologies to achieve sustainable growth.

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CASE & Construction Chemicals


Chemical companies are reacting to disruptive forces, decarbonizing their businesses, ensuring the safety of their products, and embracing the opportunities presented by digital transformation. In addition to reacting to these global changes, the industry continues to supply the chemicals that are so critical to many dynamic end-segments: ensuring the resilient supply of water treatment chemicals, developing new lubricants to meet the needs of an electrifying mobility sector, and creating the materials needed for emerging end-segments such as batteries and hydrogen.



Few of the products we take for granted today would be possible without one or more types of polymeric materials. However, plastic waste remains one of the biggest problems governments face today, and we will witness significant investments towards recycling and creating a Circular Economy over the next decade. While Circular Economy movements are being considered for their impact on plastics, other products from the materials industry are affected too – including Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers (CASE), and construction materials.

Wellness Ingredients (Agriculture & Nutrition)

Nutrition & Wellness

By 2030, our global food landscape will be transformed. Growing populations of vegetarians, vegans, and flexitarians will propel plant-based alternatives as perfect substitutes for animal-derived ingredients. Traditional grocery shopping will decline in favor of tech-driven food delivery, enabling mass customization through nutrigenomics and personalized-nutrition technology. Meanwhile, the demand for affordable, healthier, safer, and environmentally- and ethically-conscious nutrition and wellness products, including dietary supplements, functional foods, and personal care products, will continue to increase.

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Industry, vital for safeguarding workers worldwide, faced significant shortcomings during the recent pandemic. Supply chain disruptions led to a shortage of essential medical PPE, prompting PPE manufacturers to diversify production and reshore operations. The industry also saw a surge in mergers and acquisitions, with Private Equity firms actively involved. Sustainability efforts gained momentum, and the integration of real-time connectivity is set to enhance safety from workplace hazards. These ongoing changes underscore the growing importance of the PPE industry in ensuring worker safety, emphasizing its essential role.

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