In this webinar, Mark Victory, Senior Editor, Manager, ICIS, covers:
Base oil markets are undergoing a transition, driven by regulation, low oil prices and weak demand growth.
The 2016 ICIS Base Oils special publication examines the major trends in the market, with input from industry experts and ICIS editors.
As competing market forces send mixed signals about the global olefins situation and outlook, uncertainty and volatility present challenges to industry players. How will the Olefins market fare?
This ICIS whitepaper looks at the impact that Britain’s exit (Brexit) from the EU could have on the petrochemicals market, including pricing, trade regulations, production levels and demand.
It also looks at the effect that the referendum has already had on the industry and the wider economy, such as interest and exchange rates and includes input from a selection of petrochemicals market participants, as well as insight from analysts, industry groups and trading bodies.
“As production capacities remain huge in Asia for acrylic acid and acrylate esters, there will be more spot liquidity for cargoes into net-importing countries such as India, as various Asian producers try to sell cargoes into these countries,” says Paul Lim, author of the Asia acrylic acid and acrylate ester report.
To complement its coverage of the India markets, ICIS has enhanced its Asian acrylic acid and pricing report by adding a butyl-acrylate CIF India (bulk) assessment.
ICIS has produced a special report highlighting the local buying sentiment in Asian PVC markets. At the height of the monsoon season, buyers are eager to find out how prices will be affected, especially in the India market. Watch this video to find out where prices are heading and what plans are in place for the coming months.
The referendum that will decide whether the UK will remain in the European Union will take place on 23 June, with the issue monopolising the political and economic agenda globally.
As the discussion over the referendum’s outcome becomes more heated, ICIS is trying to identify any possible impact the “Brexit” debate has had so far on the petrochemical industry.
View the latest ICIS infographic to gain an insight into what market participants are thinking and what consequences a “leave” vote would have on the industry.
What does China’s move towards self-sufficiency mean for Asia? Join ICIS as we tackle the latest developments and hot issues surrounding opportunities and challenges in China and other neighbouring Asian countries.
Register for our free webinar and gain insight on the current market situation and likely direction for Asian polyolefins over the next 12 months.
Global phenol and acetone markets are suffering from overcapacity as new projects come on stream and demand growth remains tepid. As a result, phenol and acetone prices are becoming more competitive and global trade flows are changing.
As prices near settlement for European PE (Polyethylene) and PP (Polypropylene) in June, buyers remain confident that they will be able to make a dent in producers’ margins, despite price hikes for ethylene and propylene
Senior Editor Linda Naylor explores the market situation and outlook, to give you an insight into the likely direction of prices for June and July.
During the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) 2016, ICIS presented a paper examining the past, present and future of the petrochemical industry over a period of nearly 50 years. We have made this presentation available for you to download.
There are always two sides to a story. While Asia solvents have reached their peak in production, strengthening prices, IPA and MIBK margins have drastically fallen, resulting in several plant shutdowns. How will this play out for industry players?
Join ICIS in this free webinar addressing this key market’s sentiment, together with an in-depth review and near-term outlook of where Asia solvents are headed, particularly for the IPA, MEK, MBIK and acetone markets.
ICIS looks in depth at the issues facing the European chemical distribution market in a 28-page special publication produced in association with Fecc on the occasion of its 2016 annual congress in Istanbul, Turkey. Regulatory issues, M&A activity, the growth and challenges in the Turkish market, innovation and security are all featured.
For the 1st quarter of 2016, strong demand growth in Chinese polyethylene (PE) has been observed. Do we expect this to continue up to 2017? How about polypropylene (PP) - is it the same market situation or are we seeing the total opposite?
Watch this short video by John Richardson, Senior Consultant at ICIS, for a review of the first quarter and deeper insights into where both PP and PE markets in Asia are headed.
Strikes in France have been ongoing since 18 May and were stepped up on 26 May as nuclear power workers joined the fray. As the action has intensified the impact on petrochemicals has grown. This ICIS infographic shows the effects on refinery output and particularly on the country’s olefins and polymers production capability.
Filmed originally as a presentation at the 4th ICIS European Oxo-alcohols Conference in Amsterdam in May, this Acrylate Esters webinar looksin detail at the recent record lows in pricing, and the subsequent gradual recovery in recent weeks, as well as the current dynamics and market outlook, all of which you need to know to make the right business decisions.
During APIC 2016, ICIS delivered several presentations on hot topics in key petrochemical markets. We have made these presentations slides available for you to download, covering:
ICIS and Japan’s The Chemical Daily have produced a special 76-page publication looking at petrochemical markets, investments and trends in Asia, to coincide with the APIC 2016 conference in Singapore. The publication also looks at developments in leading Asian countries and the Middle East, as it affects Asian markets.
This infographic provides an at-a-glance reference view of the key drivers and subsequent developments in the ethylene market throughout the course of the year.
ICIS has recently launched the latest version of the China PBR Annual Study, an in-depth report of the year’s developments and hot topics with supply/demand outlook for 2015. To give you a glimpse of the type of valuable information provided in the annual study, we have made a section available for you to view.
Download this free market outlook presentation by ICIS for a better understanding of the latest phenol developments.
Find out what's happened over the last 3 years, insight into the changes and the outlook for the rest of the year.
Read about North American Polyethylene (PE) Market Outlook for 2014 and 2015.
Drawing on expertise from ICIS Consulting and discussions with industry players, we recommend reading this article if you are making short- to mid-term commercial decisions in the US PE market.
The TiO2 market in North America saw some failed price increase attempts at the end of 2013. Supply is strong and no problems are currently expected. Buyers are predicting steady growth in 2014 as new home construction is on the increase.
Tyre sales are expected to stay flat as consumers continue to hold back on new vehicles or replacement tyres. 70% of styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) output is consumed by the tyre industry so the European market is expecting lack-lustre performance in 2014.
Phenol production is averaging at 65-70% due to poor demand. US acetone is therefore expected to be balanced to tight into 2014. Estimated volume growth year on year is estimated at 3%.
Having followed a downward trend in 2013 as a result of oversupply, Asia's vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) spot prices are set for recovery in 2014 say industry sources.
Benzene has driven polystyrene (PS) and expandable polystyrene (EPS) prices for two years and reached a record high settlement in January. Volatile benzene pricing will continue to be the major price driver in 2014. Only slight growth is anticipated.
Published each month, the monthly ICIS Middle East Polymers Index provides a measure of the average change in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) polymer prices over time. The index dates back to January 2000.
ICIS experts further analyse recent developments surrounding the downtrend in oil prices and have produced a white paper, which covers every angle of this market development and its impact on downstream petrochemical markets.
John Richardson and Malini Hariharan's Asian Chemicals Connections looks at Asian and global commodity chemicals and polymer pricing trends, supply and demand, macroeconomics, energy and environmental issues.
Paul Hodges looks behind today's headlines and studies key influencers shaping the chemical industry over the next 12-18 months. He takes a closer look at oil prices, economic growth and the environment among other things, along with some light-hearted commentary along the way.
This blog will write about the introduction of financial-style regulation on the European energy sector from REMIT to MiFID and onto criminal sanctions of market abuse, showing how their impact is really yet to be felt, and explain what it means for the everyday working practices of different parts of the industry.
Listen to the latest podcast from ICIS and learn about current Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) market conditions, pricing, supply and demand, and news.
Jo Pitches interviews Stefan Naidu about how an explosion that destroyed one of Shell's propylene oxide (PO) production units in Moerdijk, Netherlands on June 3 continues to affect European PO derivative markets such as monopropylene glycol (MPG) and polyols.
Rob Miles interviews ABS and SAN editor Matt Tudball on the impact of feedstocks and Asian imports on the European markets.
ICIS has recently launched the latest version of the China Styrene Annual Study, an in-depth report of the year’s developments and hot topics with supply/demand outlook for 2015. To give you a glimpse of the type of valuable information provided in the annual study, we have made a section available for you to view.
Polyurethane editors Heidi Finch and Stefan Naidu discuss market fundamentals and price trends in the European polyurethane market.
In this webinar, Mark Victory, Senior Editor, Manager, ICIS, covers:
Join ICIS as we take a closer look into Asian methanol and downstream acetic acid markets. In this special report, ICIS experts give key insights into price drivers, how supply and demand fundamentals have been affecting the marketplace, and most importantly, what the outlook is for the rest of the year.
ICIS experts closely following natural and synthetic-based surfactants in Asia have produced a video covering key insights into the current market situation and price drivers, with a near-term outlook of key surfactants commodities such as linear alkylbenzene (LAB), linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) and alcohol ethoxylates.