Xiangshui Explosion and its Impact on the Petrochemical Industry

A huge explosion took place in the Yancheng Chemical Industrial Park in Xiangshui County, Jiangsu Province, 300 km north of Shanghai, on 21 March 2019, killing 78 people and injuring hundreds. After the explosion, the authorities immediately ordered plant closures in the park, and implemented a programme of rigorous plant inspections all through Jiangsu province,… Read More Xiangshui Explosion and its Impact on the Petrochemical Industry

Where will China export its PET resins?

Chinese PET packaging resin exports increased significantly in 2018, driven mainly by PET supply shortages in other regions. According to Customs’ data, China’s PET resin exports in 2018 increased by 27.1%, year-on-year, to around 2.74 million tons – a record high. Outside China, after the financial issues that earlier affected several producers, including JBF RAK,… Read More Where will China export its PET resins?

Polycarbonate growth presents new opportunities

Polycarbonate is a versatile, amorphous, engineering thermoplastic used in a wide-range of applications, and worldwide demand has grown steadily in recent years. Polycarbonate is noted for its high impact strength, high heat resistance, transparency, thermal stability, and ease of processing. Polycarbonate also can be blended easily with other polymers, such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)… Read More Polycarbonate growth presents new opportunities