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Asia’s next shift in petrochemicals to be led by China and India

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

While a good amount of buzz at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Sapporo, Japan, on 18-19 May was on the coming wave of US ethylene and derivatives capacity and its potential impact, Asia itself is undergoing major structural shifts with implications for global markets. Continue reading “Asia’s next shift in petrochemicals to be led by China and India” »

The Foul Aroma of Isolationism

Posted on December 28th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Due to recent votes in the United States and the UK, aromatics players are increasingly fearful of the impact that political isolationism could have on market liquidity. Continue reading “The Foul Aroma of Isolationism” »

Producers seek market-driven solutions to growth conundrum

Posted on November 10th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Chemicals companies put most of their effort into raising production and distribution efficiencies, alongside the back and front office work that cost effectively makes this possible.  Continue reading “Producers seek market-driven solutions to growth conundrum” »

ICIS company of the year: the many ways chemicals can pay

Posted on October 13th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Dow Chemical has been named the ICIS Chemicals Company of the Year.  This was based on 2015 financial performance which showed that though sales dropped due to turmoil in petrochemicals pricing, Dow was able significantly increase operating and net profits by focusing on performance materials. Continue reading “ICIS company of the year: the many ways chemicals can pay” »

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