Come and visit us in our meeting room and learn more about our new price forecasting service – Chem-Foresight 7 – 10 October 2018 Mahler Room Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark 1 Vienna Visit our meeting room to speak with one of our experts or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting. Charles Fryer – Chairman Roger Lee –… Read More Tecnon OrbiChem at EPCA 2018
The fast-track evolution of phenol Rising feedstock costs and acetone oversupply are bringing sweeping changes to Europe’s phenol market. Drowning not waving The global glut of acetone risks compromising contract negotiations in the US. Much touted BPA demand explosion turns out to be a damp squib Has the inconceivable happened? Has new polycarbonate capacity really… Read More Phenol, Bisphenol A and Acetone – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
These presentations are now free to download by Clicking This Link. ‘Downstream Innovation – Adding Value for Life’ Adding Value to Life – Fulfilling the Promise of Petrochemicals Grace Shen : Senior Consultant – Individual Project Studies The Composites Revolution : High Performance Resins & Composites Dr Charles Fryer : Chairman Committee Meetings Synthetic Fibre… Read More TECNON ORBICHEM’S CHEMICAL MARKETING SEMINAR @ APIC 2018
Chinese acrylic acid and acrylates capacity utilisation rates plummeted to around 50% in July as several major producers took maintenance shutdowns. This caused a spike in prices in early July as tight supply affected the market despite the low demand period for some applications. With reduced supply and the decrease in butanol prices, butyl acrylate… Read More Can Chinese Acrylic Acid and Butyl Acrylate producers keep pace with rising feedstock costs?
The global maleic anhydride market was taking a pause in the summer amidst a heatwave in Europe and a fluttering of at times very high n-butane prices in North America. Temperatures in Germany hit 39C in late July creating concerns over the exothermic maleic anhydride process that creates a large amount of hot steam but… Read More The Heat is off Maleic Anhydride
Short PET resin supply in North America, Europe and Asia coupled with a key raw material production issues and isolated margin increases for specific ingredients have combined to push average global resin prices higher despite relatively stable overall raw material costs during the Northern Hemisphere’s high summer demand season. Will new capacity in Asia and… Read More PET RESIN SUPPLY RETURNS TO NORMAL?
After going through a major upheaval in the second half of 2017, it seems that the Chinese epichlorohydrin market will continue to face choppy waters this year as a combination of ongoing environmental regulations and a fall-back in feedstock costs is keeping this industry volatile and difficult to predict. In this month’s article, Tecnon OrbiChem… Read More EPICHLOROHYDRIN – CHOPPY WATERS AHEAD