Canton Trade Fair Disappoints
7th May 2012 by

  By John Richardson THE total value of export orders at the latest Canton Trade Fair, which fi...

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The H2 Recovery Story
20th April 2012 by

By John Richardson THE majority of chemicals analysts have yet to wake up and smell the coffee, acco...

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India demand slides for PVC and PS
6th February 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan The last year has been rough for Indian polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polystyrene...

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The Planning Process Gets Harder
8th December 2011 by

By John Richardson EARLIER this week we talked about the possibility that China might devalue the Yu...

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Structural Threats To 2012 China Rebound
17th October 2011 by

By John Richardson SERIOUS structural problems with China’s economy threaten another disappoin...

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Demand Weakness Dominates
5th September 2011 by

By John Richardson A CAREFUL reading of all the major ICIS pricing reports covering olefins, polyole...

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September Will Be A Cruel Month
31st August 2011 by

By John Richardson SEPTEMBER is going to be a cruel month when the West returns from the s...

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Chandra Asri stake up for sale?
24th August 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Indonesia’s sole cracker operator Chandra Asri faces yet another ownership...

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Yet another week of price corrections
22nd August 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Asian petrochemical markets continue to face downward pressure on concerns about...

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The Benzene Versus Propylene Debate
18th July 2011 by

By John Richardson SHELL Chemicals put an argument forward last week that polystyrene (PS) had regai...

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