Container freight crisis requires new approaches to cash in on strong underlying demand
20th June 2021 by

  By John Richardson I MADE THE argument last Thursday that until or unless the world is fully ...

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Global polyethylene demand boom likely, increasing the sustainability challenge
15th June 2021 by

By John Richardson IT FEELS LIKE several lifetimes ago. If you recall, way back in November-December...

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The pandemic, climate change, plastic waste and the great divide: the world in 2025
13th June 2021 by

By John Richardson NOBODY SHOULD be surprised that the developing world has fallen behind in the bat...

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Boom in petrochemicals demand guaranteed but we must grow sustainably
3rd June 2021 by

  By John Richardson ONE OF THE GREATEST achievements of the last 30 years has been the fall in...

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Demographics are reshaping petrochemicals trade flows, investment patterns and demand
23rd May 2021 by

  By John Richardson TEN YEARS AGO, fellow blogger Paul Hodges and I  first highlighted the le...

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Middle East and Asia petchems need reinvention because of rising China self-sufficiency
4th May 2021 by

By John Richardson MIDDLE EAST, southeast Asian (SEA) and northeast Asia (NEA) ex-China petrochemica...

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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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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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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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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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