Iran and China new deal could hasten Belt & Road Initiative petrochemicals self-sufficiency
20th July 2020 by

By John Richardson ONCE AGAIN, please don’t say I didn’t tell you. A proposed new investment and...

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Chemical Data acquisition streamlines global packaging benchmark solution
17th July 2020 by

Amid these uncertain times, it’s easy for businesses to slam on the brakes on investment and focus...

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Resilience of global polyethylene demand jeopardised by stimulus withdrawals
15th July 2020 by

By John Richardson THE WORD on the street – what market participants have said about the polyethyl...

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Thoughts from the road on the road ahead
14th July 2020 by

Just back from a road-trip holiday to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons where my family and I escaped...

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ICIS: Mergers and Acquisitions, will H2 be the new dawn?
30th June 2020 by

Given how slow H1 2020 has been from an M&A perspective, it is easy to welcome the $5bn INEOS/BP...

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Data drives home life changes for Americans amid pandemic
23rd June 2020 by

Apparently, right now is a good time to take a walk or drive around that new house you’ve bought. ...

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Remote-working growth yields food for thought for supply chain
19th June 2020 by

What opportunities and challenges does sustained growth in remote working present to FMCGs and retai...

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Narrow benzene spread displays level of downstream woes
17th June 2020 by

What should purchasing managers of benzene derivatives look for when analysing its spread with crude...

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Is your chemical market three-dimensional?
12th June 2020 by

How can an understanding beyond the linear chemical chain bring value to sourcing teams? Back in the...

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Consumers’ desire for sustainable packaging has not been shelved by pandemic
9th June 2020 by

What does the current downturn in demand for recycled plastics mean for the packaging value chain? C...

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