BLOG: China’s PX self-sufficiency drive shows conventional thinking failure

15 May 2017 06:02 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Click here to see the latest blog post on Asian Chemical Connections. China’s increased efforts to achieve paraxylene (PX) self-sufficiency once again underline the failure of conventional thinking. PX could now go the way of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and almost entirely disappear as an import opportunity. Events in PX show how it is important to look at the wider economic, social and political context behind petrochemical investment decisions in China.

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By Staff Reporter