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Middle East Petchem Producers Feel China Slowdown

By John Richardson

MORE evidence has emerged of a slowdown in demand for polyolefins in China following the sharp decline in March imports.

The Middle East is now feeling the pinch as a result of the impact of inflation and the reduced availability of …

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Crude, Demand Destruction & Irresponsible Bankers

 

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By John Richardson

In his own words Paul Hodges of International e-Chem – and also a fellow blogger – puts in a nutshell some of the dangers confronting the chemicals industry as we …

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China facing permanent demand destruction?

An interesting debate is emerging over the growth of the recycled polymer market in China. Sinodata, the Beijing-based consultancy, estimates that 5.8m tonnes of all types of recycled polymers were imported into China last year, an 800,000 tonnes increase over …

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