Asian Chemical Connections

Why China Will Rapidly Become Paraxylene Self-Sufficient
13th June 2018 by

By John Richardson WOW, what an opportunity. That might be your reaction to the two above charts. On...

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China plans to raise ethylene capacity by 113% in major self-sufficiency drive
24th April 2018 by

By John Richardson IN SEPTEMBER last year, I had thought that China might raise its ethylene capacit...

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China’s Polyethylene Market: Three New Scenarios For 2018-2025
23rd February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE above slide underlines the growing complexity surrounding China’s economy, ...

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China’s Polypropylene Market: The Right Questions You Simply Must Ask
20th November 2017 by

By John Richardson On the surface, the above chart represents very good news for exporters of polypr...

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China To Now Raise Ethylene Capacity By 84% As Self-Sufficiency Drive Accelerates
4th October 2017 by

By John Richardson SINCE my last update on 18 September, our ICIS China team have discovered a furth...

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Three Scenarios For 2018-2025 China Polyethylene Demand Growth
27th September 2017 by

By John Richardson CHINA leads the world in many aspects of renewable energy and has an electric veh...

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China To Raise Ethylene Capacity By 71% In Major Self-Sufficiency Drive
18th September 2017 by

By John Richardson CHINA could raise its ethylene capacity by as much as 71% and its propylene capac...

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China And Aramco IPO: Win, Wins From A Closer Relationship
13th September 2017 by

By John Richardson NO SMOKE without fire? Perhaps, as there more and more reports that China will bu...

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Tackling China’s Latest Steel Bubble: Implications For Petrochemicals
20th February 2017 by

Note: A technical fault meant I was unable to update the blog on Wednesday and Friday last week. Bus...

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China Polyethylene: Increased Local Naphtha Supply Threaten Imports And Margins
6th February 2017 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) demand grew from around 22m tonnes in 2914 to appro...

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