ICIS presentations during APIC and KICHEM 2015

A team of industry experts from ICIS presented various papers at the recently concluded Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) and Korea International Chemical Industry Expo (KICHEM) 2015. We have made the following presentation slides available for you to download:


A look at the overall Asian chemicals market 
By: ICIS

How was the Asian chemicals market affected by the sharp decline of crude prices in 2014? Download this presentation and gain a better understanding of current prices, trends and recent developments, as well as a market outlook for the following chemical markets:

  • Ethylene and propylene
  • Polypropylene and Polyethylene
  • Benzene
  • Styrene
  • Toluene
  • Xylene
  • Paraxylene and purified terephthalic acid (PTA)
  • Monoethylene glycol (MEG)
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Aromatics in a time of volatility – have fundamentals changed? 
By: Ee Foong Ewe, ICIS Vice President Business Development & Consulting

There were huge increases in aromatics capacity, especially for paraxylene, prior to the recent crash in crude prices. Along with the slower-than-expected growth for China or the so-called “new normal”, these are restraining demand. This presentation evaluates the current aromatics market, as well as fundamentals that may cause temporary and permanent changes. Topics covered include:

  • Trade flows of key aromatic products - benzene and paraxylene – and their likely direction in coming years
  • Commentary on the state of aromatic feedstocks
  • A view of the likely scenarios going into the end of this decade
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Asia olefins– market opportunities and challenges 
By: Paul Ray, ICIS Head of Consulting and Analytics

Prior to the recent crude price drop, market drivers such as the development of US shale and China coal-to-olefins (CTO) production had been reshaping the overall olefins industry. This presentation examines the various challenges and opportunities faced by market players operating in the Asian olefins marketplace. Topics covered include:

  • Latest developments in US Shale
  • Updates on Chinese CTO and methanol-to-olefins (MTO) production
  • The effect of lower crude prices on the Asian olefins industry
  • Opportunities and challenges faced by olefins market players
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Asia PP and PE market review and outlook  
By: Chow Bee Lin, ICIS Head of Asian Markets

This presentation looks at the challenges and opportunities that have emerged following the 2008 global financial crisis, focusing on changes in demand-supply balances, trade flows, feedstock scenarios, and key downstream application sectors for the Asian polyolefins markets. Topics covered include:

  • Challenges and opportunities faced by Asia’s polyolefins industry post-financial crisis
  • Changes in supply/demand, feedstock scenarios and trading activities
  • A review of the emerging trends in downstream applications
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China’s synthetic rubber industry – insights into China’s structural transformation and market trends  
By: Amber Liu, ICIS China Senior Information Manger

This presentation discusses the structural changes that have taken place in China's synthetic rubber markets since 2011, with a specific focus on SBR, PBR, NBR and IIR. The presentation also examines the impact of butadiene feedstock, new technologies and industry policies such as tyre labelling on the rubber market. Topics covered include:

  • Structural surplus in the China synthetic rubber market since 2011
  • How do high feedstock costs erode synthetic rubber players’ margins?
  • How to digest the surging synthetic rubber capacities
  • China’s synthetic rubber market outlook
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