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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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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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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China quarter-on-quarter data finally confirms loss of growth momentum
22nd April 2021 by

By John Richardson WE WILL CONTINUE to stumble around in the dark unless we gain a much better under...

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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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China early data point to PP imports collapsing by 78% this year with SM 67% lower
28th March 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S apparent demand for polyethylene, polypropylene (PP), styrene monomer (...

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China petrochemicals and the lack of logical basis for the 2021 boom theory
21st March 2021 by

    By John Richardson IF YOU DO a Google search, you will find a lot of articles on China...

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Seeing beyond tight supply: three new scenarios for global HDPE demand in 2021-2025
11th March 2021 by

By John Richardson AT A TIME LIKE THIS, when petrochemicals and polymers prices are surging and marg...

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China’s “two sessions” in 2021 could easily set the direction of global petchems for decades to come
7th March 2021 by

By John Richardson DO YOU have a dedicated team studying the policy outcomes from this year’s meet...

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