India to investigate PP imports from Korea, Taiwan and the US
15th February 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan India will soon initiate an anti-dumping investigation into polypropylene (PP) i...

China PVC Capacity Binge Clobbers Northeast Asia
27th January 2010 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S capacity expansions in industries including steel, aluminium and pe...

Polymers start the year on a robust note, but how long will it last?
6th January 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan and John Richardson Expect the unexpected and you probably stand a good chance o...

Wearing blinkers is a job requirement
13th October 2009 by

“Take it from me, peripheral vision isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially if...

How do Asian cracker operators compete?
21st August 2009 by

Source of Picture: Not an easy answer and not one much suited to a few paragraphs ...

Excessive Confidence A Risk
16th August 2009 by

Confidence along all the chemicals value chains is always a key issue because of the ability to aggr...

Micro-management gone too far?
8th May 2009 by

micro-management, human resources, APIC, commodity chemicals, CEOs, credit control, financial meltdo...

If manufacturers started buying up their suppliers….
2nd April 2009 by

This excellent article from The Economist about vertical integration got me thinking that if, say, a...

The “Minsky moment” for petrochemicals
23rd November 2008 by

The Minsky moment, Paul Hodges, APIC, giant bubbles, the death of cycles...

Capacity build-up to force volumes west…even from Asia?
7th May 2007 by

There’s been a lot of talk about the next wave of Middle East capacity being too great for Asi...

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