Asian Chemical Connections

Why Should Q2 Be Any Better?
31st March 2012 by

  By John Richardson THE question being asked during the first quarter of this year was, “...

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Butadiene Market Standoff
30th March 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan Just days after a recovery in butadiene prices, downstream synthetic rubber prod...

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New Policies Needed To Restore Growth
28th March 2012 by

Politicians seem to be floundering as they seek to restore growth to the Western economy. Their pres...

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North America’s Oil and Gas Potential
28th March 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan The energy landscape in North America is rapidly changing. After shale gas the f...

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Global Polymers Demand Up 4.5% In 2011
25th March 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan Despite challenging market conditions in 2011, the global polymers industry mana...

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India: Muddling Through Won’t Do
25th March 2012 by

By John Richardson Indian friends of the blog, many of whom work in the country’s chemicals in...

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The Butadiene Rollercoaster
22nd March 2012 by

By John Richardson The remarkable rollercoaster that is butadiene, and its derivatives, continues. A...

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Threat of Oil “Permafrost”
22nd March 2012 by

By John Richardson Saudi Arabian oil minister Ali al-Naimi on Tuesday did his best to calm the oil m...

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China Synthetic Fibres Fall Further
20th March 2012 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S synthetic fibres chain continues to show serious signs of dist...

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China’s Shale Gas Potential
19th March 2012 by

By John Richardson THE shale-gas revolution, which, of course, is already well underway in the US, c...

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