The stigma around the issue of plastics waste in the environment often overshadows the progress the industry has made in becoming one of the more sustainable producers of critical products.
Find out how the coronavirus pandemic impacts the demand and price of chemicals used in production of sanitising products.
Millions of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle sales are lost, as festivals, sporting events, exhibitions and other mass gatherings across Europe are cancelled, flights are grounded and tourism is displaced; the Staycation becoming the preferred choice over international holidays.
After a tumultuous H1, packaging polymer markets in Asia are adapting to a new normal in a pandemic-hit world. What does this mean for procurement plans? What are likely to be the critical price drivers in the coming months?
The tourism sector in 2020 is expected to be significantly different from recent years. The overseas trips we have become accustomed to are unlikely to play a big part in this year’s holiday season.
The coronavirus pandemic has had far reaching implications for chloralkali buyers and producers, paradoxically driving down demand for many products even as it causes price increases for others. However, prices for many co-and by-products of the chloralkali and chlorvinyls markets, such as caustic soda, have risen because of lower utilisation rates.
Businesses across globe are joining forces to meet an expected surge in demand for vital medical equipment and disinfectants.
Global chemical markets remain under downward pressure because of the decline in crude oil, the leading indicator of petrochemical prices.
To guide you through market volatility and ensuring you are able to focus on making the decisions that matter, John Richardson, Senior Consultant at ICIS delves deeper into Australia and SEA polyethylene, polypropylene and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) markets and gives you an at glance view of current industry challenges and opportunities.
Understanding current and future market trends is essential for FMCG businesses to make critical, near-future decisions when it comes to market expansion and product development. Malini Hariharan, Jackie Wong and Koh Yuan Lin provide a deeper insight into the personal care chemicals industry.
China is the world’s biggest net importer of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), paraxylene (PX), and monoethylene glycol (MEG). Restrictions linked to the coronavirus outbreak have caused China’s chemical industry to suffer a 15-25% slump in demand during February. What will the impact be on these and other chemical markets? Discover more in our market insight and podcast with ICIS Deputy Editor Will Beacham.
China is the world’s biggest net importer of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), paraxylene (PX), and monoethylene glycol (MEG). Restrictions linked to the coronavirus outbreak have caused China’s chemical industry to suffer a 15-25% slump in demand during February. What will the impact be on these and other chemical markets?
China’s unquenchable thirst for oil is exhibiting tangible signs of slowing down as the coronavirus bites. Discover what the impact of slashed operating rates is having on refiners in this infographic, discussing: Crude demand decline in Q1 and Independent refineries slashing run rates to a six-year low.
Asian spot LNG prices are at record lows with gas demand in China still curbed by the impact of Covid-19. Global LNG Editor Ed Cox discusses changes to the ICIS China demand forecast and market updates with Senior Analyst Alex Siow and Asia LNG expert Hendrian Sukardi.
ICIS has assessed the coronavirus outbreak and its immediate impact on China’s gas demand to determine future liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports. Receive your free copy of our infographic for a better understanding of how the coronavirus will affect China’s LNG markets in 2020.
The oil price crash and coronavirus will trigger a global recession as oversupply and poor demand disrupt chemical markets. Listen to this podcast interview by Will Beacham.