In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
May 20-26, 2013

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News focus: Borouge CEO sees Asia polyolefins shift

The Asia polyolefins market will shift, both in terms of growth rate and in terms of the nature of product demand, the chief executive of Borouge's sales and marketing arm said.

"We see polyolefins demand growth in Asia and the Middle East at around 6-7% in 2013 - not booming versus a few years ago but still healthy versus the rest of the world," said Wim Roels, CEO of Borouge Pte, on the sidelines of the Asia Petrochemical Conference (APIC) in Taiwan.



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