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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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

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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...

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

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

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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...

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

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

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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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