Asian Chemical Connections

Environmental credits separate polymer Winners and Losers as the world divides
14th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE WORLD is becoming a much more complex and fragmented place as the consensus a...

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Trade War: 88m tonnes of lost polymers demand despite the boom in Asia ex-China
12th June 2019 by

By John Richardson SURE, there are tremendous opportunities for petrochemicals and polymers companie...

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Trade war certainties: A bi-polar world and the overwhelming importance of Chinese demand
10th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE IRONY IS that if the US trade deficit with China shrinks because of the trade...

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China trade war self-reliance push threatens ethylene glycols and PP imports
29th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA WILL do what suits China and not what suits the rest of the petrochemicals ...

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China could easily become styrene net exporter as trade war drives self-sufficiency
27th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA MIGHT remain a major net importer of styrene by 2025, making it still the b...

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China benzene spreads at ten-year low on misplaced trade deal hopes
19th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows that in April the average spread between CFR Japan naphtha ...

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China PE demand boom will not stop further margin declines
10th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) market is being temporarily weighed down by overstock...

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Pressure on US builds as PE exports to China tumble and EU considers tariffs
3rd May 2019 by

By John Richardson DONALD TRUMP insisted in early March that he was willing to walk away from a bad ...

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China 2019 PE demand grows in double digits as PP struggles
1st May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) markets continue to tell us so...

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No room for cynicism as China targets major plastic clean-up
29th April 2019 by

By John Richardson THE CYNICS out there would have you believe that the global plastics rubbish cris...

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