Asian Chemical Connections

US PE margins have further to fall on higher production, China weakness
18th February 2019 by

By John Richardson THE WORST is over for the margin depletion that’s been experienced by US PE pro...

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China slowdown: Loss of 7m tonnes of global PP demand points to new investment model
15th February 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S influence on the world economy has grown to such an extent over the las...

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Trade war dangers for US polyethylene re-emerge as talks appear to flounder
8th February 2019 by

          By John Richardson ONLY YESTERDAY just about everyone I spoke to ...

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China propylene: 6.7m tonne demand hole threatens to swallow-up new projects
4th February 2019 by

By John Richardson CONVENTIONAL opinion is that the global propylene market is moving from a balance...

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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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China slowdown threatens a million tonnes of lost styrene demand
30th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S apparent demand (*see note below) for styrene in 2018 looks set to have...

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Risks for US petrochemicals grow as crucial trade talks resume
29th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart further underlines what is at stake for the US petrochemicals ind...

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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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Polyethylene production via oil and gas: The next horse and cart
21st January 2019 by

By John Richardson IF YOU had conducted a snap survey of horse and cart manufacturers during New Yor...

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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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