Tag Archives | speciality chemicals

Dow And Commodities-Specialities Integration


By John Richardson

IS diversification itself a problem in commodity chemicals and speciality companies with operations under one roof, or is it more how this diversification is handled?

This is a question raised by this excellent Insight article, from …

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Dictating Chemicals Demand



By John Richardson

SOME commodity chemicals companies still assume that, if they build new supply, demand will always eventually catch up with supply.

The risks of not building new capacities, at times of easy financing and feedstock availability, …

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Don’t Underestimate The Middle East


Source of picture: Wikimedia Commons


By John Richardson

THE theme of last week’s Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) conference in Dubai was “Moving Downstream, Creating Added Value and Sustainable Growth”.

There is a huge effort underway in …

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China’s Data Quandary: Time To Take Up Golf?

By John Richardson

Carrying on with our theme of just how difficult it is to get reliable information out of China, we heard of an overseas speciality chemicals producer seeking reliable data on growth prospects for a particular province.

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The more the merrier

By Malini Hariharan (Malini is now joint blogger for Asian Chemical Connections)

Sumitomo Chemical and Saudi Aramco appear to be in a generous mood. After successfully launching the first phase of their joint venture and starting work on the second …

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