Petchems Face Major Inventory Risk As Economic Confidence Builds
31st January 2018 by

By John Richardson NOBODY knows how many tonnes of un-cracked naphtha are sitting in steam cracker s...

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How To Replace Billions Of Dollars Of Polymer Sales Lost To New Recycling Rules
29th January 2018 by

By John Richardson THE EU’s requirement that all plastics packaging must be recyclable by 2030 wil...

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In One Simple Chart: The Risk For Petchems From Crude
26th January 2018 by

By John Richardson Sometimes a simple chart is worth hundreds of words. A lot less than hundreds of ...

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Asian Naphtha Cracker Spreads To Fall By 50% In 2018
23rd January 2018 by

By John Richardson ASIAN naphtha cracker operators will see a 50% decline in average spreads, or dif...

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China’s Plastic Clean-Up Threatens Polymer Growth Assumptions
22nd January 2018 by

Last week saw the release of an EU Plastics Strategy which aims to make packaging plastics 100% recy...

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Plastic Waste: The Billion Dollar Threat To The Global Polymers Business
19th January 2018 by

By John Richardson THE global scale of the plastics waste challenge is illustrated by the above char...

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China Debt Crisis: Out Of Fashion, But Could Still Happen
17th January 2018 by

By John Richardson NO LONGER is the promotion of local government officials in China being solely me...

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Petchems Pricing Power, Operating Rates Tell Real Economic Story
15th January 2018 by

By John Richardson PETROCHEMICALS and polymers pricing power – how easily petrochemicals producers...

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Struggling Polyethylene In 2018, Strong Profits Elsewhere
12th January 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE will perhaps be two headline directions for the global chemicals and polyme...

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Asian Naphtha-PE Spreads Collapse By 80% As 2018 Challenges Build
10th January 2018 by

By John Richardson ASIAN naphtha-to-polyethylene (PE) spreads collapsed by 80% in the first week of ...

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