Asian Chemical Connections

US LLDPE imports threaten to overwhelm European market
20th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE above chart may end up being an underestimate of the extent to which US linea...

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Risks for US petrochemicals once again rise as trade war takes another twist
15th March 2019 by

By John Richardson JUST when nearly of all us (including me) thought that a trade deal was about to ...

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China polyethylene demand forecasting: Forget GDP, look downstream and focus on regions
12th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE TOP DOWN method of estimating polyethylene (PE) demand growth in China that u...

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Plastic waste crisis threatens 575m tonnes of global non-recycled PE demand
4th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE DEMAND growth for oil and other liquid fuels could be more than 50% lower up ...

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China’s ageing population could cost 240 million tonnes of polymers demand
1st March 2019 by

By John Richardson THERE was nothing miraculous about the “Chinese economic miracle”. What inste...

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Search for votes in 2020 US presidential battleground states may wreck trade deal
25th February 2019 by

By John Richardson A GOOD WAY of deciding whether or not the likely US/China trade deal will hold is...

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China’s dominant role in global PE demand just got even bigger
20th February 2019 by

By John Richardson WE WERE already living in an incredibly lopsided PE world even before last year...

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US PE margins have further to fall on higher production, China weakness
18th February 2019 by

By John Richardson THE WORST is over for the margin depletion that’s been experienced by US PE pro...

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Trade war dangers for US polyethylene re-emerge as talks appear to flounder
8th February 2019 by

          By John Richardson ONLY YESTERDAY just about everyone I spoke to ...

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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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