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January 03, 2011 08:51 ET

Analyst Research on Solutia Inc. and Ferro Corp. - Specialty Chemical Producers Improving

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 3, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the specialty chemicals industry and has completed analytical research on Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) and Ferro Corp. (NYSE: FOE). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Higher global industrial output projections have been primarily responsible for the gains seen in the specialty chemical industry. Rising demand for alternative energy sources has also been partially responsible for the industry's upswing. The chemical index rose 6.3% during December. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the specialty chemicals industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Solutia Inc. and Ferro Corp.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The diverse nature of chemicals produced by the companies within the industry makes it necessary to take a broader look at overall industrial output. US industrial output rose 0.4% overall, with factory output rising 0.3%, the segment most important to specialty chemical manufacturers. Japan posted its first gain in industrial output in 6 months with a 1% increase. The increase in Japan's output is key to chemical makers which supply coating materials used in the production of electronics. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the specialty chemicals industry.

In China, while coal still accounts for two thirds of its energy, solar power has been making inroads. In addition, to solar power usage, China is also on its way to becoming the world's leading producer of solar panels. These shifts, both in usage and manufacturing, have provided a significant revenue boost to companies such as Solutia Inc. and Ferro Corp. which specialize in the production of coating chemicals for solar panels. Investors looking for free research on Solutia Inc. and Ferro Corp are welcome to sign up at or for our new reports. 

Overall, improved industrial output projections in addition to an accelerated shift towards alternative energy sources have revived the recession battered specialty chemicals industry. So long as neither trend slows significantly, the industry is well positioned for growth in 2011.

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