Middle East and Asia petchems need reinvention because of rising China self-sufficiency
4th May 2021 by

By John Richardson MIDDLE EAST, southeast Asian (SEA) and northeast Asia (NEA) ex-China petrochemica...

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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 threatens to shift global petrochemicals from inflation to deflation as self-sufficiency increases
18th April 2021 by

By John Richardson POLYPROPYLENE (PP) producers in Europe and the US are making very good money as t...

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Petrochemicals demand and the pandemic: we continue to stumble around in the dark
13th April 2021 by

By John Richardson THE BIGGEST UNKNOWN out there remains whether petrochemicals and polymers demand ...

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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 points to 42% fall in 2021 HDPE imports
30th March 2021 by

By John Richardson China’s high-density polyethylene (HDPE) imports in 2021 look as if they might ...

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China’s environmental policies: scenarios essential for impact on local and global petrochemicals
25th March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE MUST develop very nuanced, broad ranging and constantly updated scenarios abou...

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Seeing through the lack of data: new scenarios for global LLDPE demand in 2021-2025
18th March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE DON’T HAVE THE DATA sets nor the data tools to work out what is going to hap...

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China’s critical 2021 “two sessions” highlight major economic challenges ahead
14th March 2021 by

By John Richardson IT CONTINUES to surprise and disappoint me how every minutiae of the recent US pe...

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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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