IHS Inc. announced the latest release of IHS Connect® – an online business intelligence platform that provides strategic decision makers in capital-intensive industries access to integrated IHS multidisciplinary information and insight – bringing chemical insight onto the platform in depth for the first time.

With this new release, IHS Connect includes upstream and downstream chemical industry and market news and analysis, as well as critical pricing data for more than 200 chemicals – through a single-user interface. The IHS Connect platform includes near-term market coverage with daily and weekly prices, along with longer-term forecasts of prices and supply/demand to support strategic decisions.

IHS Connect will provide customizable access to chemical news and insight from IHS sources, to support specific chemical industry and strategic business analysis workflows. Depending on their individual interests, customers can set customized alerts for updates on particular topics, or do a deeper-dive analysis and dynamically chart specific insights for a single chemical or chemical family relative to cost and margin analysis, supply and demand, and production capacity, in a single view.

Using IHS Connect, customers will discover and navigate content by numerous criteria including by chemical, geography, company, industry or specific reports, or around specific themes such as pricing and economics, supply and demand, markets, cost analytics, plant capacity, ownership and integration, plant operations and current market analysis.

Source:  Marketwatch.com