Polyamides: How will you prep for 2018?

 

Global macro-economic conditions have remained challenging in 2017, and the outlook for 2018 lacks clarity due to questions about wide-ranging topics such as monetary policies, geo-political instability, among others. Global petrochemical industry participants are making plans for the next few years, yet have concerns about:

  • expectations that the US Federal Reserve will increase interest rates;
  • commodity market price volatility;
  • downward correction in crude oil in spite of the efforts made by OPEC to extend production limit agreements;
  • turmoil in world financial markets accompanied by deleveraging in China.

The polyamide 6 industry in China has continued to see fast expansion throughout the chain during 2017. With upstream expansion far outpacing downstream growth, what changes will be made to create stability and profitability in the value chain? For example, are there new developments for differentiated nylon filament and staple which could help alleviate the current oversupply of conventional products? Will production of adiponitrile in China increase, and in turn significantly drive the nylon 66 industry?

Demand for polyamide in engineering plastics and films has been growing rapidly, and with the price of polyamide polymers becoming more affordable, will derivative products gain more market share?

To provide you an opportunity to look into these widely concerning issues and exchange ideas with other market participants, based on successful forums during the past 14 years, Tecnon OrbiChem and China Chemical & Fiber Economic Information Network (CCFEI) are again to jointly organize the 15th China International Polyamide & Intermediates Forum.

Top management from key polyamide industry companies which have attended past conferences, and are likely to attend the coming 15th Forum, include DSM, Fibrant (formerly DSM Nanjing), Hengyi PC, Hengshen Chemical Fiber, INVISTA, KuibyshevAzot, Shenma Group, Solvay, Sumitomo, Ube, Xinhui Meida, Zig Sheng, etc., together with related industry associations and governmental institutes. Senior analysts from Tecnon OrbiChem and CCFEI also will present their analyses and provide insight during the Forum.

The 15th China International Polyamide & Intermediates Forum to be held on 7-8 December in Shanghai will once again be bringing together the leaders from the entire industry value chain. Providing you with the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss the latest developments and potential business partnerships.

Please download the conference leaflet for further information and to register

charles
Charles Fryer
Chairman
Phone: +44 207 924 3955
charles.fryer@orbichem.com

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