Asian Chemical Connections

Risks for US petrochemicals grow as crucial trade talks resume
29th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart further underlines what is at stake for the US petrochemicals ind...

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The polyethylene world is now even more hooked on China
25th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S NET PE imports look likely to have risen by an average of 20% in 2018 o...

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Trade war fears return as US LLDPE becomes more exposed to China
23rd January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ground has shifted under our feet once again. Just as it seemed as if the US ...

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Oil prices to be buoyed by new shipping fuel rules, despite economic slowdown
13th January 2019 by

Guest blogger today is Ajay Parmar. He is a chemical engineering professional with 5 years of indust...

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Turkey PE demand could be 8% lower as economic problems continue
11th January 2019 by

By John Richardson TURKEY’S apparent demand for PE may have fallen by 8% in 2018 to around 2m ...

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Flood of US LLDPE begins to disrupt markets with worse to follow
9th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE table illustrates the 2018 impact on smaller LLDPE markets of the arriv...

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Scenario 1 inevitable? Are you really, really, hand on heart, that sure?
14th December 2018 by

ICIS and the UK–based chemicals company International eChem had the privilege of making a pres...

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The Battle To Retain Metallocene Polyethylene Price Premiums
20th February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart could be a sign of a long term trend where we see metallocene lin...

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Asian Naphtha Cracker Spreads To Fall By 50% In 2018
23rd January 2018 by

By John Richardson ASIAN naphtha cracker operators will see a 50% decline in average spreads, or dif...

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Struggling Polyethylene In 2018, Strong Profits Elsewhere
12th January 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE will perhaps be two headline directions for the global chemicals and polyme...

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