ICIS at the 51st EPCA Annual Meeting

1-3 October 2017, Berlin

ICIS Networking Discussion at EPCA

Aromatics and refining investments: are they aligned with the developing oil and petrochemical demand scenario?

Following the success of the ICIS networking discussion during EPCA, we would like to give you the opportunity to download the presentation given by ICIS consultants.

The presentation will give you an overview of the most important and engaging global developments affecting the petrochemicals industry including:

  • Global refining developments, what they mean for petrochemical feedstocks?
  • What are the effects of electric vehicles on refined products?
  • What are the implications of expected surge in integrated paraxylene investment in China
  • What are the potential changes to global aromatics trade flows?
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EPCA ’17 – Reactions to Europe methanol contract price, 2018 expectations

ICIS markets reporter Eashani Chavda joins Europe methanol editor Vicky Ellis at the 51st EPCA in Berlin, where they discuss initial reactions to the methanol European Contract Price and market expectations for 2018.


EPCA '17: VIDEO: Europe PET global trade flows on the verge of reconfiguration

On the sidelines of the 51st annual meeting of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) in Berlin, Germany, Senior Editor Melissa Bartlett and Markets Reporter Pavle Popovic discuss how amid global anti-dumping duties and investigations, Europeans could see trade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flows reconfigured and what that means for the market.


Special Report: PO and derivative recent price spikes and supply constraints

Markets Editor Melissa Hurley interviews Heidi Finch ahead of this year’s EPCA meeting about the supply constraints for propylene oxide and its derivatives over recent months, which resulted in periods of price spikes for PO derivatives.


Special Report: Global tightness dominates MMA talks ahead of EPCA

Watch Pavle Popovic interview Katherine Sale, senior editor manager at ICIS and editor of the European methyl methacrylate (MMA) report, on the continued global supply tightness. Supply constraints and the new capacity coming onstream in the Middle East will dominate discussions for MMA players at this year’s EPCA meeting in October.


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Your EPCA 2017 Round-up

EPCA 2017 brochure

The 51st European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) in Berlin was bursting with optimism and excitement. Petrochemical producers in Europe are facing continuing pressures within the modern economy to keep up with demand however given the economic backdrop, competitiveness has increased.

Our insight editor Nigel Davis reports on the event in this summary.

Infographic: Europe Ethylene, Propylene H1 2017 Review

Infographic: Europe Ethylene, Propylene H1 2017 Review

This ICIS infographic reviews key developments in the European olefins landscape during the first half of 2017, as well as production and trade data for ethylene, and polymer grade propylene (PGP) spot price evolution.

Infographic: Europe butadiene H1 2017 review – volatility returns to the global market

Infographic: Europe butadiene H1 2017 review – volatility returns to the global market

This and the realisation that the concentration of planned cracker and BD unit turnarounds in Europe would likely heavily constrain Europe's supply, sent prices soaring.

Infographic: New Middle East MMA capacity approaches after lengthy global supply shortage

Infographic: New Middle East MMA capacity approaches after lengthy global supply shortage

This ICIS infographic examines the new capacity in the Middle East, the impact on trade flows, and what further challenges the market may face in 2017.



Infographic: Asia methanol imports soar in 2016 as US and Europe slide

Infographic: Asia methanol imports soar in 2016 as US and Europe slide

Pricing dynamics are increasingly influenced by Asia and especially China. The growing amount of Chinese methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plants consume large quantities of methanol, as long as the price is right.

Infographic: Looking back at a challenging year for PO derivatives

Infographic: Looking back at a challenging year for PO derivatives

This ICIS infographic reviews the underlying causes of tightness in PO and explores the supply challenges that could lie ahead, despite new capacity coming onstream.

ICIS European Chemicals Mid-Year Outlooks and Videos

ICIS European Chemicals Mid-Year Outlooks and Videos

View the latest video interviews and read the market outlooks in which the olefins, aromatics, polyolefins and titanium dioxide (TiO2) editors provide an insight into what to expect in the coming months.

Low Rhine levels start to bite for Europe chems, no relief in sight

LONDON (ICIS)--Low water levels on chemicals freight thoroughfare the River Rhine and other waterways are starting to cause significant logistical... Fri, 20 Jul 2018

BASF’s Wintershall, OMV ‘closely’ monitoring potential US sanctions on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF’s subsidiary Wintershall and Austria’s OMV on Thursday said they were closely monitoring the US debate on the planned Nord Stream... Thu, 19 Jul 2018

Currency effects, raw materials weigh on AkzoNobel Q2 profit

LONDON (ICIS)--AkzoNobel’s second-quarter net income fell by 10% year on year to €271m amid adverse currency effects and non-recurring costs, the... Wed, 18 Jul 2018

EU brokers largest ever free trade deal with Japan

LONDON (ICIS)--The EU has agreed the largest trade deal it has ever struck with Japan, creating an open trade zone covering 600m people, the European... Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Europe naphtha cracker margins fall, LPG margins rise week on week

LONDON (ICIS)--European ethylene cracker margins based on naphtha feedstock have fallen week on week, ICIS margin analysis showed on... Mon, 16 Jul 2018