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Nigel Davis

Nigel Davis

Insights Editor, ICIS

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Huntsman Looks to Innovation, Integration and Global Growth

Posted on December 12th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Capturing superior and sustainable growth in developed world markets is proving increasingly difficult for established chemical companies. Steady, maybe, but unexciting, almost certainly, industrial and consumer demand means that the superior growth nut has become difficult to crack. Continue reading “Huntsman Looks to Innovation, Integration and Global Growth” »

Naphtha Margins Pushing Petchem Profits Higher in 2017

Posted on December 1st, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Margin data supplied by Shell to investment analysts show why petrochemical producers continue to ride high. In the third quarter, most other petrochemical sector players joined the energy major in reporting still healthy cracker margins. Continue reading “Naphtha Margins Pushing Petchem Profits Higher in 2017” »

Shell’s chemical investments on track, lifting company’s earnings expectations

Posted on November 14th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Capturing growth in petrochemicals has to also be about capturing value, whether you are a standalone player or a producer integrated back to the refinery or other source of feedstocks. Making money down the chain has never been assured and typically runs in cycles. Feedstock cost volatility and the fluctuation of supply and demand see to that. Continue reading “Shell’s chemical investments on track, lifting company’s earnings expectations” »

Europe petchem players upbeat but face digital challenges

Posted on November 9th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

European petrochemical industry players were upbeat at the 51st European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Berlin at the beginning of October.

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