Asian Chemical Connections

The new China and the rise of the Millennials transform the petrochemicals business model
6th October 2019 by

By John Richardson ANYONE who has anything to do with the petrochemicals industry or anything to do ...

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How sustainability will upend the petrochemicals cost curve, creating new winners and losers
23rd August 2019 by

By John Richardson THE FUTURE I described on Wednesday, of declining petrochemicals and polymers dem...

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Plastics pollution crisis: Impact on polyethylene margins in 2022-2027
13th May 2019 by

By John Richardson ALMOST all countries late last week signed a UN deal to monitor the flow of hard-...

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No room for cynicism as China targets major plastic clean-up
29th April 2019 by

By John Richardson THE CYNICS out there would have you believe that the global plastics rubbish cris...

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Plastic waste crisis threatens 575m tonnes of global non-recycled PE demand
4th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE DEMAND growth for oil and other liquid fuels could be more than 50% lower up ...

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PE Margins Fall As Trade War Threatens Two Entirely Separate Trading Blocks
31st August 2018 by

By John Richardson LET’S FIRST of all take a close look at what the above chart is telling us abou...

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US Risks Losing Access To 82% Of Global PE Consumption Growth, 80% Of Exports
20th August 2018 by

By John Richardson PERHAPS this week’s low-level trade talks between the US and China shouldn’t ...

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China Innovation Success Versus Failure: Electric Vehicles As Case Study
28th May 2018 by

By John Richardson WHAT is the best route to innovation? Pure capitalism with a minimum amount of st...

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China’s Xi: Squaring Circle Of Poverty Alleviation, Environment
1st November 2017 by

By John Richardson THE ONLY China that most foreigners have visited, including myself, is the southe...

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Four Billion Tonnes of Plastic Waste And Counting: The Threat To Petchems Growth
2nd October 2017 by

By John Richardson THE world will have produced a total of 6.9bn tonnes of the 11 synthetic polymers...

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