Asian Chemical Connections

China Set To Gain The Most From Inland Boom
5th March 2012 by

  By John Richardson LAST week we discussed how inland markets in China – which are boomi...

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PE Margins Lowest On Record
4th March 2012 by

By John Richardson ANOTHER week has gone by with no evidence of significantly stronger polyethylene ...

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Europe Markets Lure Asian Polyolefins
20th February 2012 by

By John Richardson EXACTLY the same scenario is playing out in European polyolefin markets, as in La...

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Honam’s next expansion
9th February 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan Honam Petrochemical’s plans for Indonesia appear to be progressing. Compan...

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Weak margins hit earnings
26th January 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan It is the results season and numbers posted so far confirm that the last quarter...

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China coal-based MEG moves ahead
19th December 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan China’s second coal-based monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant is due to start ...

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India polymers slide once again
17th June 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The messenger’s prediction has turned out to be correct. Indian polymer pr...

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Petchems Could Enjoy Abundant Naphtha
20th April 2011 by

By John Richardson THE refining industry enjoyed a golden era before the global economic crisis than...

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No escaping the squeeze
3rd March 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan With naphtha crossing $1000/tonne yesterday Asian petrochemical producers relian...

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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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