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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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