Asian Chemical Connections

Negative Asian polyolefins margins show need for recession planning
5th November 2018 by

ASIAN PE and PP spreads turned negative in October this year for the first time since the same month...

Polymers industry risks sleepwalking into sustainability crisis
31st October 2018 by

GLOBALLY some 75% of aluminium is recycled, 86% of steel and 40% of glass. Why shouldn’t the same ...

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...

Petrochemicals Markets Point To Synchronised Global Downturn
26th March 2018 by

By John Richardson IF you repeat something enough times, such as the “emperor  is wearing clothes...

Asian Petchems Profits Could Test Historic Lows In 2018
12th February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ASIAN steam cracker business has struggled to pass on higher oil prices as th...

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...

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...

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 ...

Peak Oil Demand Opportunities For Petchems Are Being Over-Hyped
22nd September 2017 by

By John Richardson THERE is a lot of excitement about new petrochemicals feedstock opportunities res...

China Growth Slows On Collapse In Shadow Bank Financing
16th August 2017 by

By John Richardson YOU should print-off the above chart and stick it on your chemicals company board...

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