Asian Chemical Connections

China Emerges As Winner In New Multipolar World
14th May 2018 by

By John Richardson TODAY’S headline should be written on your petrochemicals company boardroom wal...

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Electric Vehicles And The Collapse In Oil, Polymers Demand
4th May 2018 by

  By John Richardson IN THE mid-1980s, AT&T hired a consultant to estimate the level of US ...

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China Aims To End Petrochemicals Imports
29th April 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA HAS changed its strategy for the petrochemicals and polymers where it is in...

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Plastic Waste Crisis: Virgin Polymers Growth Will Be Below GDP
19th April 2018 by

By John Richardson AS the demand for transportation fuels declines, oil and refining companies are i...

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Asian Polyolefins Markets Still Indicate Economic Slowdown
2nd April 2018 by

By John Richardson ANOTHER week has led to another fall in Asian polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene...

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Plastic Rubbish Crisis: No More Business As Usual For Polymers
28th March 2018 by

By John Richardson DO NOT underestimate the ability of public opinion to reshape markets. That’s m...

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Digitisation Will Transform Petchems As Plant Reliability Increases
21st March 2018 by

Global volatility in pricing will also be greatly reduced as unexpected outages largely become a thi...

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China Doubles Down On Pollution Clean-up: Consequences For Chemicals
19th March 2018 by

By John Richardson ECONOMIC GROWTH for the sake of economic growth was for so many years the No1 pri...

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China Polyethylene: Inland Growth And Internet Sales Versus Threat From Sustainability
13th March 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE CHART uses the same approach I used in late February for my post on per...

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Stock Markets: Real Implications For Petchems and Risks Of A “Cynical Bubble”
26th February 2018 by

By John Richardson WHEN stock markets are rising, the proverbial garden can look as if it is bloomin...

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