Asian Chemical Connections

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene trade war disruptions
25th September 2018 by

By John Richardson BECAUSE CHINA is such a dominant player in finished goods manufacturing, US tarif...

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US styrene another petchems sector at risk from trade war
24th September 2018 by

By John Richardson THE US decision to pick a fight with China over trade and geopolitical influence ...

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Middle East, India, SEA petchems winners in new trading blocs
21st September 2018 by

By John Richardson JACK MA, the founder of Alibaba, said of the US/China trade war, “It’s going...

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China’s time poor, cash rich will want less PP and not more
19th September 2018 by

By John Richardson LAST month I gave you the downside of urbanisation in China and how this could re...

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How Lehman Bros reshaped China and the global PE business
17th September 2018 by

By John Richardson MOST of the analysis on the tenth anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC...

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US and China heading towards a new Cold War
14th September 2018 by

That didn’t last long – , in fact, less than 24 hours,, when, as far stock markets were concerne...

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Rise in sustainable mobility on new social trends: Impact on PP
12th September 2018 by

By John Richardson ENVIRONMENTAL concerns over wasting the earth’s resources are one factor behind...

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Polyethylene versus polypropylene: Expect the unexpected
10th September 2018 by

By John Richardson IT IS supposed to be a tale of two polymers with these very different fortunes: W...

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US/China trade war will escalate even if new tariffs are delayed
7th September 2018 by

By John Richardson BY LATER today we may or may not know whether President Trump will proceed with t...

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US ethylene glycols: The Cost Of Exclusion From China
5th September 2018 by

By John Richardson IF THE US were unable to export ethylene glycols (EG) to China the economic logic...

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