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Nigel Davis reports from the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Vienna, earlier in October 2018.
After more than a year of prolonged supply tightness, US Toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and polymeric methyl di-p phenylene isocyanate (PMDI) markets are
China polypropylene faces weak demand due to recent unexpected outages at five domestic plants , causing tighten supply, while the polyethylene...
The US-China trade dispute is foremost on the minds of chemical industry CEOs and analysts alike.
Is the China methanol market experiencing a roller coaster ride in terms of the prices in the first half of 2018?
Prices of MEG and DEG in China are on a downward spiral due to domestic oversupply and weak demand.
Fluctuating Chinese styrene prices during Q1, have resulted in a bearish domestic market.
After the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released a circular detailing the discontinuance of letters of undertaking (LOUs) and letters of comfort (LOCs)
China's move to a net importer and the loss of market share to hydrocarbon are just a few of the latest developments in the global pine chemical.
Production issues have continued to plague the TDI global supply chain at a time when many markets are facing tightness domestically.
Two world-scale plants will soon be on stream in the Gulf Cooperation Council region, with owners Farabi and ADNOC/CEPSA targeting the burgeoning mark
Over the last five years, the European chemicals industry has faced uncertainty due to competition and dwindling domestic demand, with some financiers
European PE buyers have been able to achieve lower prices in November, despite higher upstream naphtha costs.
This latest insight piece by ICIS Senior Editor Linda Naylor looks at how Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) buyers in Europe are facing higher
This Market Insight will examine some of the key factors for benzene demand in the US.
Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) buyers in Europe are expecting to have more choice
The European titanium dioxide (TiO2) market has seen extreme swings in price and supply
UK polyethylene price volatility might have been expected post the Brexit referendum.
The European styrene market faced some dramatic price movements during the first
First thoughts on the EU budget post-Brexit highlight the potential for reform for
The base oils market in UAE has remained firm since early this year, buoyed by tight
With the recent general election in the UK stoking uncertainty about negotiations
Chemical producers in Germany share a renewed sense of optimism after a strong first
Delivered by a team of ICIS market experts during APIC 2017, these presentations tackle
ICIS and Japan’s Chemical Daily focus on Asian petrochemical markets in this year’s special publication
The ICIS Petrochemical Index and cracker margin data have charted the spectacular uptick for some intermediates this year.
These are some of the challenges afflicting the Malaysian oleochemicals markets which has caused a period of lull in the consumption demand ..
The supply of isocyanates, key ingredients in the polyurethanes (PU) industry, to the Middle East is currently dominated by producers in northeast Asi
The petrochemical industry is going through a period of extreme price volatility which impacts on margins and competitiveness.
2017 has been marked by dramatic movements in global styrene prices, driven largely by supply-side developments as well as underlying feedstock
The US Polyolefin market is in a unique position with PE and PP moving in polar opposite directions.
Stringent environmental regulations and tighter emission standards continue to drive the need for higher-grade automotive lubes, propping demand
In the first two months of 2017, the European monoethylene glycol (MEG) market saw two consecutive triple-digit increases in the monthly contract
European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) prices have been rising in late 2016 and early 2017. Upstream price increases and a lack of competitive impo
In this white paper ICIS editor Linda Naylor discusses the difficult choices available to PP contract buyers in Europe next year, and how the shortage
With Donald Trump wanting to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and demanding renegotiation with the members of the North American Free