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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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%, ...

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...

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...

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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