Environmental crises: no “silver bullet” solution but petchems must get this right
29th April 2021 by

By John Richardson NO one-size-fits-all technological solution to the climate change and plastic was...

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Petrochemical market confusion set to continue as China deflation approaches
27th April 2021 by

By John Richardson OFFERING clear guidance to petrochemicals investors and other stakeholders remain...

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China PP and styrene Q1 apparent demand seems to indicate slowdown
25th April 2021 by

By John Richardson WE MUST BE careful here. If 2020 taught is anything, it is that China has the cap...

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China quarter-on-quarter data finally confirms loss of growth momentum
22nd April 2021 by

By John Richardson WE WILL CONTINUE to stumble around in the dark unless we gain a much better under...

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Global supply chain disruptions may maintain, or even add to, regional petchem imbalances
20th April 2021 by

By John Richardson THE GLOBAL petrochemicals business looks set to remain largely in the dark about ...

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China threatens to shift global petrochemicals from inflation to deflation as self-sufficiency increases
18th April 2021 by

By John Richardson POLYPROPYLENE (PP) producers in Europe and the US are making very good money as t...

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China government focus changes to reigning in credit, controlling debts
15th April 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINESE government statements have always been incredibly important for fathoming...

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Petrochemicals demand and the pandemic: we continue to stumble around in the dark
13th April 2021 by

By John Richardson THE BIGGEST UNKNOWN out there remains whether petrochemicals and polymers demand ...

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China ethylene glycols and paraxylene: new 2021-2031 import scenarios as self-sufficiency threat increases
8th April 2021 by

By John Richardson WHEN I WAS a boy in 1970s Britain, a new pair of shoes was an expensive propositi...

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Iran may gain 48% of total China HDPE imports, 85% of LDPE imports by 2025 because of new deal
6th April 2021 by

By John Richardson IRAN and China earlier this month signed a wide-ranging economic and security agr...

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