Asian Chemical Connections
As this new ICIS global ethylene project map shows, the global chemical industry is pushing ahead with ambitious plans to add vast volumes of new capacity during the rest of this decade. The spotlight is still firmly on China where government efforts to stimulate domestic chemical production are bearing fruit. It is now the number one global location for new capacity with over 25m tonnes due to come onstream.
INSIGHT: PET Latin America - looking to Asia for direction
"PET demand in Latin America has been slower than expected throughout 2012 and 2013 even for the peak soft-drink seasons."
VIDEO: ICIS Europe Lunchtime Bulletin 21 May 2013