Container freight crisis could continue until or unless the developing world is fully vaccinated
17th June 2021 by

By John Richardson IF YOU WANT to understand when container-freight chaos will fully come to an end,...

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Global polyethylene demand boom likely, increasing the sustainability challenge
15th June 2021 by

By John Richardson IT FEELS LIKE several lifetimes ago. If you recall, way back in November-December...

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The pandemic, climate change, plastic waste and the great divide: the world in 2025
13th June 2021 by

By John Richardson NOBODY SHOULD be surprised that the developing world has fallen behind in the bat...

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China polyolefins: key signals to monitor on whether 2021 slowdown is reversing
6th June 2021 by

  By John Richardson IT REALLY IS EXTRAORDINARY how commentators continue to use year-on-year c...

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Booming internet sales point towards strong 2021-2025 LLDPE demand growth
1st June 2021 by

    By John Richardson ONLINE SALES accounted for 19% of all retail sales in seven industr...

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Demographics are reshaping petrochemicals trade flows, investment patterns and demand
23rd May 2021 by

  By John Richardson TEN YEARS AGO, fellow blogger Paul Hodges and I  first highlighted the le...

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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...

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Inflation anxiety is misplaced as upward price pressures are only temporary
18th May 2021 by

By John Richardson SOME PEOPLE are panicking about global inflation. But I believe that much of the ...

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China will create petrochemicals deflation with the only question being how
16th May 2021 by

By John Richardson THE FEEDBACK I have received on my series of posts about the potential for rapidl...

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Middle East and Asia petchems need reinvention because of rising China self-sufficiency
4th May 2021 by

By John Richardson MIDDLE EAST, southeast Asian (SEA) and northeast Asia (NEA) ex-China petrochemica...

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