Asian Chemical Connections

India to export more benzene
10th November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Indian exports of benzene are set to rise over the next few years as new plants ...

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Polyester still booming
9th November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The blog has been listening to some interesting presentations on the polyester c...

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Restocking lifts polyolefins prices
8th November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Polyolefins prices in the key China markets inched up last week thanks to an upt...

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A question of balance
4th November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan It is not surprising to read that at a time when many producers around the world...

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Operating rate cuts the only option
3rd November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan News of operating rate cuts is pouring in. Crackers in Japan, Taiwan and parts o...

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Buying resumes but will it last?
2nd November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan A spurt in polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) buying in China over the las...

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PTA And PX Keep Sliding
24th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Asian spot prices for polyester raw materials continued to fall last week as con...

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More trouble for paraxylene ACP
19th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan In yesterday’s post the blog made a reference to the difficulty in settlin...

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Asia refining: tough times ahead
12th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The going has been good for the refining industry this year but analysts are pre...

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HDPE-LLDPE spread expands
11th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan and John Richardson The spread between high-density polyethylene (HDPE) film gra...

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