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Sunday Seminar, 2:00pm: Where are we in the Chemical cycle?
A unique look at the US shale boom, macro factors and the impact on other chemical by-products. A short presentation on Sunday, 30 March at 2:00pm, with Q&A after. Click here to register.
ICIS produces a special publication for the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) conference at the end of March 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
Stephen Burns is the Editorial Director for ICIS, looking after content in the Americas, Europe and Africa.
He can be reached at Stephen.Burns@icis.com
George Martin is the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Americas region. He covers Latin America polystyrene, polypropylene, polyethylene and US butanediol. He can be reached at George.Martin@icis.com
Ron Coifman is a senior editor in the Americas region covering Latin America polyvinyl chloride, caustic soda and PET, as well as US polyols, isocyanates, and propylene oxide. He can be reached at Ronald.Coifman@icis.com
Leela Landress, based in Colombia, is a Latin America analyst looking after Latin America ethanol, US sorbitol, glycerine, crude glycerine, fatty acids and biodiesel. She can be reached at Leela.Landress@icis.com or @icis_Landress
Barbara Ortner is the Head of Market Reporting globally.
William Lemos is the Managing Editor for Europe.
He can be reached at William.Lemos@icis.com
Al Greenwood is the Deputy News Editor for the Americas region.
Nigel, a chemist by training, is Insight editor with ICIS.
He can be reached at Nigel.Davis@icis.com
Judith reports on the Baseoils, Fatty Alcohols and Paraffin Wax markets in the US.
She can be reached at Judith.Taylor@icis.com
John reports on the Olefins and Epoxy Resins markets in the US.
He can be reached at John.Dietrich@icis.com
Brian reports on the aromatics markets in the US.
ICIS brings you news and photo coverage from the AFPM International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, with video interviews with leading AFPM and industry executives, including Peter Huntsman, Lynne Lachemyer of ExxonMobil and Grant Thornton of NOVA Chemicals. They discuss shale gas, industry trends and issues and AFPM regulatory concerns.
The US polyolefin markets will be among the greatest benefactors of improved cracker and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) capacity in the coming years. ICIS editor Michelle Klump talks about how those future upstream supply additions are impacting current market trends.
The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing highlights the top players in the global chemical industry.
Most chemical companies found it difficult to generate top line and profit growth in 2014 following a strong performance in 2013.
Nel Weddle interviews John Dietrich and Brian Balboa on the US ethylene and benzene markets.
The US ethylene market is continuing to undergo a fundamental shift in production and feedstock toward ethane cracking, with at least a dozen new crackers set to be constructed in the US.
The capacity for US ethylene and derivatives will increase substantially between now and 2020, boosting the global footprint. The level of US plastics exports is expected to increase in line with capacity.
US producers will benefit from a cost advantage and relatively high margins until about 2017 when the flood of capacity comes on.
The chemical industry has been dealing with EU legislation in recent years aimed at making the world a safer and healthier place to live and work in. More than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives have to be met in Europe between 2010 and 2050 in a drive to cut energy use, pollution, and waste generation.
Published at the beginning of each month, the Global IPEX provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time.
China has driven growth in the chemical industry since 2008, however this was due to an explosion of credit. Now the country is facing the consequences of its $10 trillion surge and China’s new leaders recognise that an economic revolution is needed to solve this problem.
As part of the ICIS series of free market information, we hosted a webinar on 23 April 2014. A recording of the webinar and presentation slides is available for you to download.
Published at the beginning of each month, the US IPEX is the US component of the global ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX), which provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time.