Developed world polymers demand: layer after layer of new complexity
22nd October 2020 by

By John Richardson THE PROPOSITION that petrochemicals and polymers demand in the developed will see...

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China rapid rebound promises another great year for petchems, but beware of the fault lines
20th October 2020 by

By John Richardson IT helped immensely that as the rest of the world was shutting down, China’s fa...

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Plastic rubbish: the pandemic is increasing rather than reducing the pressure for change
18th October 2020 by

This is the first of a series of blog posts where I will examine the environmental paradigm shift an...

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US polyethylene: resilient demand could be at risk from delay to new stimulus
4th October 2020 by

By John Richardson THIS REMAINS a mystery that needs to be solved: why US polyethylene (PE) markets ...

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China petrochemicals demand boom remains heavily reliant on finished goods exports
1st October 2020 by

By John Richardson THERE will be a lot of official data released about booming consumer spending dur...

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Rate of recovery hugely reliant on effectiveness of government policies
24th September 2020 by

By John Richardson UNLESS MORE action is taken by developed countries to help counter the impact of ...

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Developing world polymers demand unlikely to see quick rebound
20th September 2020 by

By John Richardson THIS IS a tragedy in the genuine sense of the word, not just in the so-often misu...

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China’s policy dilemma: raising local demand while protecting exports
13th September 2020 by

  By John Richardson IN THIS Western-centric world, a huge amount of ink is split over the cons...

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China’s polyethylene demand good so far in 2020 but beware of risks ahead
10th September 2020 by

Note that all the comparisons in this post are on a year-on-year basis unless otherwise stated By Jo...

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The China polyester mystery continues in a world turned upside down
7th September 2020 by

By John Richardson SOMETHING very strange is happening in China’s polyester industry which has eno...

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