Asian Chemical Connections

China Aims To End Petrochemicals Imports
29th April 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA HAS changed its strategy for the petrochemicals and polymers where it is in...

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China plans to raise ethylene capacity by 113% in major self-sufficiency drive
24th April 2018 by

By John Richardson IN SEPTEMBER last year, I had thought that China might raise its ethylene capacit...

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Plastic Waste Crisis: Virgin Polymers Growth Will Be Below GDP
19th April 2018 by

By John Richardson AS the demand for transportation fuels declines, oil and refining companies are i...

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China’s 74% Fall In High-Risk Lending Points To New Slowdown
18th April 2018 by

By John Richardson THE above chart should give you a feeling of déjà vu. In early 2014, Chinese le...

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China Scrap Plastic Crackdown: 1-2% Boost To Polyolefins Demand
16th April 2018 by

By John Richardson THE DECLINE in China’s imports of scrap or waste plastic and cardboard could bo...

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Single-Use Plastics: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
13th April 2018 by

By John Richardson AN ENVIRONMENTALIST I used to know would often say, “The world is already choki...

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Why China Can Become Major Polypropylene Exporter By 2025
11th April 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE of the main topics of debate in the global polypropylene (PP) business is whe...

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Why US-China Talks May So Easily Fail To Avert Trade War
9th April 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA might still be in a race against time to achieve enough levels of innovatio...

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US-China Trade War: Global Recession, Collapse Of Polyethylene Markets
6th April 2018 by

By John Richardson YOU have had more than 12 months to prepare for a global trade war that is becomi...

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Europe Polyolefins Must Confront Plastics Rubbish Crisis
4th April 2018 by

By John Richardson THE European polyolefins industry is quite often viewed as an industry with limit...

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