Asia and Middle East PP producers need to be more global because markets are more regional!
5th September 2021 by

By John Richardson NORTHEAST ASIAN (NEA) polypropylene (PP) producers are finding it increasingly di...

China polyolefins demand declines accelerate as supply chains remain the key challenge
29th July 2021 by

By John Richardson ONE OF THE golden rules that has nearly always applied over the last 20 years is ...

We need a global agreement that sets targets for reducing plastic waste
20th May 2021 by

What follows is an entirely personal take on the challenge of plastic waste and does not represent t...

Petrochemicals markets complexity is only going to grow and grow
13th May 2021 by

By John Richardson NICE WORK, if you get can get it. A trucking company in Fort Worth, Texas, is off...

India’s pandemic crisis is a pointer towards wider developing-world risks
11th May 2021 by

By John Richardson IT IS fabulous to read about how Indian Oil Corp and Reliance Industries are supp...

Petrochemical market confusion set to continue as China deflation approaches
27th April 2021 by

By John Richardson OFFERING clear guidance to petrochemicals investors and other stakeholders remain...

China ethylene glycols and paraxylene: new 2021-2031 import scenarios as self-sufficiency threat increases
8th April 2021 by

By John Richardson WHEN I WAS a boy in 1970s Britain, a new pair of shoes was an expensive propositi...

Making all the stuff the world needs in sustainable ways is our defining challenge
28th February 2021 by

By John Richardson YOU ARE a global petrochemicals producer either headquartered in Europe or with m...

China’s PP imports in 2021 could fall by as much as 53% over last year
21st February 2021 by

By John Richardson TODAY I get closer to completing my outlooks for China’s petrochemical and poly...

Petrochemicals and demand: a deer caught in the headlights
11th February 2021 by

By John Richardson THE THING is, as I discussed in my 9 February blog post, we simply do not have ou...

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