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Metallocene action from Chinaplas

By Malini Hariharan

The fight for the metallocene market is heating up with South Korean producers increasingly looking at getting a share of this attractive market.

SK Corp confirmed plans to build a new metallocene linear-low density polyethylene (MLLDPE) plant …

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A dose of caution

By Malini Hariharan

Predictions about a steady recovery in petrochemical margins from financial analysts have multiplied in recent weeks and producers too have turned bullish with many expecting to sail through 2011 without any major difficulties.

But in the midst …

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South Korea To Raise C2 Capacity By 9.2 Percent

By John Richardson

SOUTH Korea is set to raise its ethylene and propylene capacities by 700,000 tonne/year and 740,000 tonne/year by 2013, Seo Kyung Sun, executive director of the consulting business of Seoul-based Chemical Market Research Inc (CMRI) told the …

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Singapore’s aromatics binge

By Malini Hariharan

Jurong Aromatics Corp (JAC), part of a rare breed of standalone aromatics projects, is finally seeing some progress.

At a time when most new aromatic projects are integrated with refinery operations, JAC plans to build a condensate …

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SK moving to China?

South Korean producers have for long been dependent on the Chinese market to absorb a large percentage of their output. So it is perhaps not surprising to read that SK Energy plans to move the headquarters of its chemicals division …

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China and M-E Delays To Offer More Market Support


As this updated table from my colleagues at CBI in China illustrates, cracker-complex delays in China have the potential to further stagger the arrival of new volumes into the market.


This follows the widespread problems in starting up …

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All’s well in South Korea – for now

By Malini Hariharan (Malini is now joint blogger for Asian Chemical Connections)

South Korean petchem majors are expected to post another quarter of bumper earnings thanks to high operating rates and strong sales volumes.

A Seoul-based equity research analyst think …

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