Pulled in all directions
22nd February 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Asian polyolefin producers face a difficult time with markets being pulled in di...

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Polyolefin numbers look good
31st January 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Pic source: www.brandft.co.uk The blog is in undertaking the difficult task of c...

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India’s OPaL inches forward
23rd January 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Regular readers of the blog will remember a November post that had highlighted d...

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India’s plastic problems
23rd December 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan A surprise court order in India earlier this month has put pressure on plastic p...

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India PE in a tight spot
6th December 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan It is not just China where polyethylene (PE) producers face problems. Indian pro...

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Delays at yet another cracker project
29th November 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan The blog is hearing about fresh delays at ONGC Petro-Additions Ltd’s (OPaL...

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Saudi pressure fails to work
23rd November 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan The polypropylene (PP) anti-dumping investigation that Indian producers had init...

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The big PTA headache
22nd November 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan If sourcing PTA has been challenging this year, the bad news is that the situati...

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Letting supply lead the way
3rd November 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan Conventional wisdom suggests that it is best to build a plant where the market i...

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Reliance’s polyester play
27th October 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan With Indian polyester demand growing steadily at 10%/year Reliance Industries ha...

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