Asian Chemical Connections

China purified terephthalic net exports to reach 2.7m tonnes by 2025
6th February 2019 by

By John Richardson LET’S START with the good news first. ICIS Data and Analytics had expected ...

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Trade war fears return as US LLDPE becomes more exposed to China
23rd January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ground has shifted under our feet once again. Just as it seemed as if the US ...

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G20 meeting: stakes are high for US petchems, manufacturing in general
30th November 2018 by

By John Richardson YOU CAN  make an argument that President Trump’s trade policies are good for S...

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Iran-China PE trade and the sanctions: short term dip but long term big increase
15th November 2018 by

By John Richardson IRANIAN exports of PE to China will likely suffer a temporary decline because of ...

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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 ...

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Global recession approaches as chems data weakens, debt problems build
26th October 2018 by

THE CHEMICALS industry is the “industry of industries” – upstream of all the manufacturing cha...

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China polymer growth at risk of 8.6m tonne decline on trade war
10th October 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE is no other country or even region in the world that comes anywhere close t...

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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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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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