Phenol, Bisphenol A and Acetone – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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

TECNON ORBICHEM’S CHEMICAL MARKETING SEMINAR @ APIC 2018

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

Can Chinese Acrylic Acid and Butyl Acrylate producers keep pace with rising feedstock costs?

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?