presentations during APIC 2014

ICIS Consultants and Editors have presented various papers at the recently concluded Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) 2014. Select the presentations you would like to download.


Transformation of the Asian Olefins and Derivatives Markets 
By: ICIS Consulting Team

Topics covered included:

  • Information on advantaged feedstocks - shale gas, light tight oil, natural gas liquids and coal developments
  • Changing supply analysis and upstream commercial drivers as well as changes in demand through energy and refining markets
  • A look into Asia's polyolefins markets - trade flows, demand growth patterns and emergin corporate structures in the region

Market Review and Outlook: Asia Olefins and Aromatics 
By: Peh Sooh Hwee, ICIS Managing Editor for Asia and Ong Sheau Ling, ICIS Senior Editor
Topics covered included:
  • Review of the olefins (ethylene and propylene) and aromatics (benzene and toluene) markets in the first half of 2014
  • Factors shaping the outlook of these markets in the second half of 2014 including feedstocks, and supply-demand fundamentals
  • New olefins and aromatics plant capacities coming on stream up to 2017/2018

Market Review and Outlook: Asia Synthetic Rubber 
By: Helen Yan , ICIS Senior Editor

Topics covered included:

  • Impact of butadiene feedstock on Asia's synthetic rubbers markets
  • Changing roles of China and India due to upcoming new plant capacities

Asia Polyester Chain: Market Challenges and Outlook 
By:Samuel Wong Bing Xiang, ICIS Markets Editor

Topics covered included:

  • What has happened over the last 3 years, tight supplied PX, squeezed margins for PTA, translating to high costs for polyester
  • How the market has started to change since the start of year 2014
  • Why is the market changing (i.e. expansion plans especially from the PX sectors)?
  • Price drivers for PX, PTA, MEG and polyester
  • A brief outlook on operating rates, and price trend, contractual premiums for PX

Phenol: Asia's rising capacity and changing trade flow  

Topics covered included:

  • A look into supply/demand, capacity and prices and margins for Phenol, acetone and Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Analysis on India as a potential new market, as well as information on supply, demand and prices in the country. 

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