PODCAST: SIBUR, TAIF merger would create global leader, rejuvenate Russia petrochemicals

Author: Will Beacham

2021/04/27

BARCELONA (ICIS)--The merger of Russia’s SIBUR and TAIF would create a top 10 global player in ethylene, rubber and plastics, and could help inject new life into the country’s petrochemical sector.

  • merger of SIBUR and TAIF would create a global top 10 player in ethylene, rubber and plastics;
  • merger could help rejuvenate Russia’s petrochemical sector;
  • China’s economy lost momentum between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021;
  • China styrene, polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) demand fell in Q1 2021;
  • container crisis, semiconductor shortage could stifle China exports;
  • Joe Biden’s earth summit brings tipping point for chemical industry;
  • fast adoption of recycling, circular economy now required; and
  • chemical recycling and local recycling, production networks.

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