Asian Chemical Connections

China’s January credit surge: Case for one-off panic, no new global economic boom
6th March 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S HUGE January credit increase might be the start of a new round of major...

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China’s ageing population could cost 240 million tonnes of polymers demand
1st March 2019 by

By John Richardson THERE was nothing miraculous about the “Chinese economic miracle”. What inste...

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China slowdown threatens a million tonnes of lost styrene demand
30th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S apparent demand (*see note below) for styrene in 2018 looks set to have...

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Trade war fears return as US LLDPE becomes more exposed to China
23rd January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ground has shifted under our feet once again. Just as it seemed as if the US ...

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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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