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The petrochemical supply tsunami is on its way!

BY JOHN RICHARDSON/SINGAPORE It has been an amazing 18 months in global petrochemicals and plastics during which the tsunami of new supply from Asia and the Middle East has been constantly delayed. This, along with deep operating cuts by Western producers, has created tight markets. The industry has further benefited from Chinese demand growth that has […]

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Caution reigns at APIC in Korea

ASIA HAS roared back with a strong rebound in petrochemical and plastics prices. High hopes are being pinned on the region, and especially China, to lead the global economic recovery. But as pointed out by James McIlvenny, senior vice president of Dow Chemical’s performance products division, China, which represents 2-3% of global GDP, is not in and […]

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