How Europe Can Move To Polyolefins Self-Sufficiency
15th May 2018 by

By John Richardson THE CONSENSUS assumption is that Europe will remain a major importer of polyolefi...

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China Emerges As Winner In New Multipolar World
14th May 2018 by

By John Richardson TODAY’S headline should be written on your petrochemicals company boardroom wal...

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Asian Polyolefins Profits To Test 2012 Lows As Global Economy Slows
11th May 2018 by

By John Richardson PETROCHEMICALS are a great barometer for economic growth as they are the raw mate...

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Iran Nuclear Decision Further Threat To US Polyethylene Exports
9th May 2018 by

By John Richardson DONALD TRUMP’S decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, combined with the...

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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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Plastic Rubbish Crisis: No More Business As Usual For Polymers
28th March 2018 by

By John Richardson DO NOT underestimate the ability of public opinion to reshape markets. That’s m...

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China Polyethylene: Inland Growth And Internet Sales Versus Threat From Sustainability
13th March 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE CHART uses the same approach I used in late February for my post on per...

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US Polyethylene: Even Without Trade War, $6.2bn Of Sales In China At Risk
11th March 2018 by

By John Richardson AS THE number of exemptions from the new US steel and aluminium tariffs grow for ...

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Plastic Waste Crisis: How Polymer Company Early Adopters Can Win
21st February 2018 by

Being an “early adopter” is never easy because of cynicism and scepticism. But what choice do we...

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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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