Asian Chemical Connections

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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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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Europe Polyolefins Must Confront Plastics Rubbish Crisis
4th April 2018 by

By John Richardson THE European polyolefins industry is quite often viewed as an industry with limit...

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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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How US Could Be Squeezed Out Of Europe’s Polyethylene Market
24th November 2017 by

By John Richardson EARLIER this year a commonly held view was that globalisation would slip into rev...

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European Petchems: Necessity is Again The Mother Of Invention
24th April 2015 by

By John Richardson WHEN has a European cracker gone beyond its useful life? Forty or 50 years? Or ma...

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Global Polyethylene: A Painful Balancing Act
9th November 2014 by

By John Richardson HERE are a few important facts about polyethylene (PE): China accounted for 30%, ...

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European Political Suicide Seems Unlikely
29th June 2014 by

By John Richardson For once, we are not going to talking about demand but will instead focus only on...

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Iran-West Nuclear Deal Could Boost Naphtha Cracking
27th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE blog has met many Iranian delegates during its seven years of working for ICI...

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Grangemouth Viewed Through A Wider Lens
25th October 2013 by

By John Richardson THROUGH the narrow lens of stand-alone cost competitiveness, the threatened refin...

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