Asian Chemical Connections

Global polyethylene in 2020: Margins will reach historic lows as new growth model emerges
8th December 2019 by

Here is a first of a series of outlook articles for 2020 where I focus on the risks ahead for the gl...

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Long term downcycle will transform global petrochemicals, creating new Winners and Losers
6th December 2019 by

By John Richardson THIS IS not a normal downcycle. Please get over that idea however many people, bo...

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Asian PE and PP margins at lowest levels in at least five years and will go lower……
4th December 2019 by

By John Richardson NOT since at least the beginning of 2014 have Northeast and Southeast Asian polye...

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Asian polypropylene market heads for major 2020 downturn
2nd December 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ASIAN polypropylene (PP) market hasn’t been as bad as the region’s polyet...

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Asian copolymer polyproplyene used as a sink for growing oversupply of ethylene
27th November 2019 by

By John Richardson A SURE sign that the Asian ethylene-to-polyethylene (PE) markets are distressed c...

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Asian polyethylene shutdowns? Once again, good luck with that idea
25th November 2019 by

By John Richardson I was new to the game as I had only been analysing the petrochemicals business fo...

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Europe to become much more self-sufficient in polyethylene because of sustainability
20th November 2019 by

Yes, I know I promised to focus on Asia and its cracker-to-PE industry today and how the region will...

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Environmental taxes on US polyethylene shipments to the EU seem inevitable
17th November 2019 by

By John Richardson IT ALL seemed to make perfect sense at the time. Feedstock and financing were inc...

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The global polyethylene paradigm shift of permanently weaker demand
15th November 2019 by

By John Richardson MALCOLM GLADWELL, in his very thought provoking book The Outliers, writes about w...

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Vietnam polyethylene demand boom may not last because of infrastructure pressures
13th November 2019 by

By John Richardson LET’S start with some good news: Vietnamese polyethylene (PE) demand looks set ...

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