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

Posted on November 14th, 2017 by 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” »

The Economics of Recycling

Posted on February 17th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Last time we briefly looked at the European Commission’s (EC) recently published roadmap for its Strategy on Plastics under the Circular Economy Initiative. One of the key problems the EC is looking to tackle is the low rate of recycling and reuse of plastics. Continue reading “The Economics of Recycling” »

Innovation Driven by China´s Coal Resources

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

In the US, shale gas has been a huge driver of innovation – in China, development of this source is still in the early stages. Continue reading “Innovation Driven by China´s Coal Resources” »