Asian Chemical Connections

China 2018 polypropylene demand growth lowest in six years
31st January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S apparent demand for polypropylene (PP) grew by 4.7% in 2018 over the pr...

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The polyethylene world is now even more hooked on China
25th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S NET PE imports look likely to have risen by an average of 20% in 2018 o...

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Trade war fears return as US LLDPE becomes more exposed to China
23rd January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ground has shifted under our feet once again. Just as it seemed as if the US ...

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Oil prices to be buoyed by new shipping fuel rules, despite economic slowdown
13th January 2019 by

Guest blogger today is Ajay Parmar. He is a chemical engineering professional with 5 years of indust...

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Turkey PE demand could be 8% lower as economic problems continue
11th January 2019 by

By John Richardson TURKEY’S apparent demand for PE may have fallen by 8% in 2018 to around 2m ...

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Flood of US LLDPE begins to disrupt markets with worse to follow
9th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE table illustrates the 2018 impact on smaller LLDPE markets of the arriv...

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The world in 2019: Social unrest, populist politics, trade barriers and global recession
2nd January 2019 by

By John Richardson I PREDICTED in 2011 that the world would by a decade later be less globalised as ...

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Negative Asian polyolefins margins show need for recession planning
5th November 2018 by

ASIAN PE and PP spreads turned negative in October this year for the first time since the same month...

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President Trump’s “very good” call with President Xi: Nothing changes
2nd November 2018 by

PRESIDENT TRUMP said yesterday that his discussions with President Xi Jinping were “moving along n...

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Global recession approaches as chems data weakens, debt problems build
26th October 2018 by

THE CHEMICALS industry is the “industry of industries” – upstream of all the manufacturing cha...

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