Market Insight: China polyolefin prices surge as ‘green’ campaign intensifies

Since the beginning of August, Chinese polyolefin prices have rallied backed by supply tightness and stricter environment requirements.

This Market Insight examines the rally in China’s polyolefin market and explains the key reason why —higher compliance costs due to stiffer environmental regulations. Two recent developments addressing the environmental problem have resulted in a major overhaul of the plastics industry.

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