Asian Chemical Connections

China Auto Market Provides Clear Evidence
1st July 2011 by

By John Richardson DESTOCKING is obviously not the main driver of the decline in China’s polyo...

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PE Market Weakness Spreads To US
28th June 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan After Europe, the US polyethylene (PE) market has started showing increasing sig...

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US Olefins, Polyolefins In Denial
22nd June 2011 by

  By John Richardson THE majority of financial analysts seem to be clinging on to the hope that...

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Don’t shoot the messenger
10th June 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan There is a lot of free price information and advice available to Indian polymer ...

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Shell Firms-up Interest in New US Capacity
7th June 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Shell Chemicals has become the latest entrant to a steadily growing list of comp...

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China market problems persist
11th April 2011 by

By John Richardson WHILE ethylene prices rose to a 14-month high last week on very expensive oil and...

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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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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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Looking West for support
27th January 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan As Asian markets head towards a quiet week, producers are probably hoping that d...

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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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