China’s Polypropylene Market: The Right Questions You Simply Must Ask
20th November 2017 by

By John Richardson On the surface, the above chart represents very good news for exporters of polypr...

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China’s War On Air Pollution Causes Major Chemicals Shortages
5th September 2017 by

By John Richardson CHINA is quite literally going to war against air pollution as tries to tackle a ...

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China Moves Towards Commodity Grade PE Self-Sufficiency By 2025
22nd May 2017 by

By John Richardson THE argument I’ve been making for a couple of years now is that the history of ...

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Propylene: How To Turn Oversupply To Your Advantage
3rd November 2015 by

The world has changed for good. Old ways of running petrochemicals businesses no longer work. Click ...

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Spend Your Supply-Driven Profits On Managing Demand
14th June 2015 by

By John Richardson IT has been a fantastic few months for Asia’s naphtha cracker industry as the a...

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The Emperor’s New Clothes: Time To Spot The Obvious
30th December 2014 by

By John Richardson IF enough of the right kind of people say something enough times then everybody s...

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China Coal-To-Olefins “A Net Water Producer”
2nd October 2014 by

By John Richardson IT has become the accepted wisdom over the last few years that the coal-to-olefin...

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China Excess Phenol Capacity A New Strategic Tool
17th September 2014 by

By John Richardson STANDARD Western cost-per-tonne analysis has never really been applied in China...

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China: GDP And Forgetting What You Already Know
9th July 2014 by

By John Richardson THE blog has a terrible confession to make: We sometimes get it very badly wrong....

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China Coal-To-Olefins: Water Not An Issue
7th July 2014 by

By John Richardson CONVENTIONAL wisdom has it that the water issue stands in the way of the growth o...

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