Asian Chemical Connections
The polyester market will soon feature renewable alternatives to petroleum-based paraxylene and purified terephthalic acid, as companies push for more R&D
The quest for 100% plant-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) might be completed sooner than the 2020 time frame that US beverage companies such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo initially estimated, since the development of bio-based purified terephthalic acid (PTA) continues to rise.
INSIGHT: UK chemical producers want to grow but energy is against them
“The UK and the rest of Europe needs a business climate that is more responsive to global competition, chemical industry executives believe.”
VIDEO - ICIS Americas Lunchtime Bulletin 6 December 2013