ICIS, in association with APLA, has produced the ICIS 2013 APLA special publication for the 33rd Latin American Petrochemical Annual Meeting in Colombia.
Stephen Burns is the Editorial Director for ICIS, looking after content in the Americas, Europe and Africa. He can be reached at Stephen.Burns@icis.com
George Martin is the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Americas region. He covers Latin America polystyrene, polypropylene, polyethylene and US butanediol. He can be reached at George.Martin@icis.com
Lane Kelley is a senior editor in the Americas region covering shipping, methanol, acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer. He can be reached at Lane.Kelley@icis.com
Ron Coifman is a senior editor in the Americas region covering Latin America polyvinyl chloride, caustic soda and PET, as well as US polyols, isocyanates, and propylene oxide. He can be reached at Ronald.Coifman@icis.com
Leela Landress, based in Colombia, is a Latin America analyst looking after Latin America ethanol, US sorbitol, glycerine, crude glycerine, fatty acids and biodiesel. She can be reached at Leela.Landress@icis.com or @icis_Landress
William Lemos is the Managing Editor for Europe. He can be reached at William.Lemos@icis.com
This presentation provides a snapshot of the oleochemical industry in Latin America, focusing on the larger producers within the personal care and cosmetic sectors.
Most countries in the region are net importers of fatty acids and refined glycerine and import product from the US Gulf and southeast Asia, levels of which are directly linked to GDP.
The Top 10 Latin America regional leaders list provides you with a further dissection and analysis of the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies.
The rankings remain the same, but Mexichem is making a surge with acquisitions.
The capacity for US ethylene and derivatives will increase substantially between now and 2020, boosting the global footprint. The level of US plastics exports is expected to increase in line with capacity.
US producers will benefit from a cost advantage and relatively high margins until about 2017 when the flood of capacity comes on.
The presentation includes information and analysis for polyethylene and polypropylene trade flows, price drivers, feedstocks and recent price trends in the US and Latin America.
Read additional insight into the US shale gas boom, why it matters, its impact on the industry, the significance in global competitiveness, the challenges ahead and other implications for chemical buyers, sellers and traders.
China has driven growth in the chemical industry since 2008, however this was due to an explosion of credit. Now the country is facing the consequences of its $10 trillion surge and China’s new leaders recognise that an economic revolution is needed to solve this problem.
As part of the ICIS series of free market information, we hosted a webinar on 23 April 2014. A recording of the webinar and presentation slides is available for you to download.