Asian Chemical Connections

Internal combustion engines, car ownership to quickly head the way of horses and carts
2nd December 2018 by

By John Richardson THE PICTURE on the left shows the Easter Day Parade in New York in 1900. As you c...

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Complacency, LLDPE and plastic waste: A collapse in demand
19th November 2018 by

By John Richardson THE TECHNICAL people, those with PHDs in polymer science who have also spent year...

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Iran-China PE trade and the sanctions: short term dip but long term big increase
15th November 2018 by

By John Richardson IRANIAN exports of PE to China will likely suffer a temporary decline because of ...

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Global recession approaches as chems data weakens, debt problems build
26th October 2018 by

THE CHEMICALS industry is the “industry of industries” – upstream of all the manufacturing cha...

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China polymer growth at risk of 8.6m tonne decline on trade war
10th October 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE is no other country or even region in the world that comes anywhere close t...

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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene trade war disruptions
25th September 2018 by

By John Richardson BECAUSE CHINA is such a dominant player in finished goods manufacturing, US tarif...

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US styrene another petchems sector at risk from trade war
24th September 2018 by

By John Richardson THE US decision to pick a fight with China over trade and geopolitical influence ...

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Middle East, India, SEA petchems winners in new trading blocs
21st September 2018 by

By John Richardson JACK MA, the founder of Alibaba, said of the US/China trade war, “It’s going...

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US/China trade war will escalate even if new tariffs are delayed
7th September 2018 by

By John Richardson BY LATER today we may or may not know whether President Trump will proceed with t...

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China Scrap Plastic Restrictions Create 111 Million Tonne Problem, Opportunity
25th July 2018 by

By John Richardson FOR so many years, developed countries were able to limit the extent to which the...

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