ICIS at APLA 2014

APLA: Latin America sees dearth of petrochemical projects

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Americas top stories: weekly summary

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PODCAST: APLA focuses on market conditions, US impacts

HOUSTON (ICIS)--News reporter David Haydon speaks to Latin America editor-in-chief George Martin and senior editor Ron Coifman on the annual meeting... Fri, 17 Nov 2017

INSIGHT: Brazilian recovery, Argentine projects among APLA highlights

By Al Greenwood RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (ICIS)--The economic recoveries in Brazil and Argentina are trickling down to the nation's chemical... Thu, 16 Nov 2017

APLA '17: Argentina’s Petroquimica Cuyo to complete Petroken merger in early 2018

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ICIS at APLA 2014

About ICIS at the APLA 2014
8-11 November, Arpoador suite

ICIS are excited to be exhibiting at the APLA conference, showcasing our portfolio of products and services.

If you’re attending APLA, make sure to visit us. We will be there throughout the conference, and look forward to learning more about you and your business.

At ICIS, we enable businesses to plan for the future while supporting your decision-making today. We provide:

  • Prices – benchmark pricing data to drive your negotiations
  • News – breaking news gives you insight into the factors driving markets
  • Analysis – market data and expertise help you plan and make informed decisions
  • Consulting – global advisory services to support your individual business goals

Demo new features on the ICIS Dashboard:

  • Flexibility - change the frequency of quotes to view as an average
    • Quotes can be displayed, charted and downloaded, in a range of time intervals
  • Save time - create a ‘My Favourites’ list
    • Select and set your favourites to quickly access your most-referenced reports
  • Price forecast and Supply & Demand data available

Meet with ICIS at APLA

If you’re going to be at APLA, why not come by our stand (Arpoador) to meet the team? You’ll find us at the Arpoador suite.

Alternatively, you can schedule a meeting during APLA with one of the team.

News from ICIS editors attending APLA


ICIS Interactive: APLA 2014

ICIS Interactive: APLA 2014

The latest interactive publication from ICIS has a report from the recent Latin American petrochemicals meeting held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It features video interviews with leading regional executives and consultants, talking about feedstocks, projects and the outlook for the industry in the region.



  Meet the Team attending APLA

George Martin Deputy Bureau Chief

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 Senior Editor

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 Senior Editor

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

Joseph Chang Global Editor

Joseph Chang is the Global Editor for ICIS Chemical Business magazine. He can be reached at Joseph.Chang@icis.com or @ICBchief

Barbara Ortner Head of Market Reporting

Barbara Ortner is the Head of Market Reporting globally. She can be reached at Barbara.Ortner@icis.com or @barbaraortner

William Lemos Managing Editor, Europe

William Lemos is the Managing Editor for Europe. He can be reached at William.Lemos@icis.com

Al Greenwood Deputy News Editor

Al Greenwood is the Deputy News Editor for the Americas region. He can be reached at Al.Greenwood@icis.com or @ICIS_Al

Jeremy Pafford, Managing Editor Americas

Jeremy Pafford is the Managing Editor for ICIS Americas. He can be reached at Jeremy.Pafford@icis.com or @ICIS_Jeremy

James Ray, Senior Consultant

James Ray is a Senior Consultant for ICIS. He can be reached at James.Ray@icis.com

David Anderson, Senior Consultant

David Anderson is a Senior Consultant in the Americas region covering olefins and polyolefins. He can be reached at David.Anderson@icis.com


Free Market Intelligence

North America top 10 lifted by economy, shale gas, M&A

North America top 10 lifted by economy, shale gas, M&A

It was a solid year for both sales and profit gains for the top 10 chemical companies based in North America as the US economy continued it's recovery, although at a slow and steady pace.

Producers with petrochemical assets in the US also benefited from the shale gas boom as natural gas liquids (NGL) feedstock costs remained low.

The monthly ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX)



Published at the beginning of each month, the Global IPEX provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time. 

Regional data downloads are available for Asia, Europe and US.

Latin America chemical leaders poised for changes

Latin America chemical leaders poised for changes

Mexico's energy reform signed into law in August 2014 allows for private and foreign investment in energy, refining and petrochemical sectors bodes well for growth.



ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies


The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies 2015 listing highlights the top players in the global chemical industry.

Most chemical companies found it difficult to generate top line and profit growth in 2015 following a strong performance in 2014. 

The monthly ICIS Latin America Polymers Index


Latin America Polymers Index

Published each month, the monthly ICIS Latin America Polymers Index provides a measure of the average change in domestic Latin American polymer prices over time. The index dates back to January 2002.

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors 2015

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors 2014

ICIS is proud to present the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors. This feature, now in its fifth year is published annually in ICIS Chemical Business, the weekly magazine for the global chemical industry.