The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers’ (AFPM) International Petrochemical Conference (IPC), which will be held on 25-27 March 2018, is the world’s largest and most prestigious conference representing the petrochemical industry. The meeting consists of sessions covering key political, economic, and environmental issues affecting the petrochemical industry. The sessions emphasize global competitiveness in the petrochemical business and… Read More Tecnon OrbiChem at AFPM IPC 2018
Growth rates for Engineering Thermoplastics (ETP) continued expanding in 2017 as demand for high performance materials moved from strength to strength. Overall ETP demand globally grew at an estimated 6%-8% in 2017, which is above global GDP growth, and demand for some materials grew even faster in certain locations or for certain industry sectors. Mega-trends… Read More India’s economic growth could spur demand for Engineering Thermoplastics
SAVE THE DATE! 22nd WORLD CHLOR-ALKALI CONFERENCE 21-22 June 2018 Singapore Organised by Tecnon OrbiChem and ICIS Conferences The 22nd World Chlor-alkali conference will provide you with the vital knowledge you need to ensure that you stay at the forefront of the industry, with industry expert discussions and ample networking opportunities provided, make sure you… Read More The 22nd World Chlor-Alkali Conference
During an 18-month period beginning the middle of 2014 through early 2016 crude oil prices fell from $100 to $30 bbl. The same period witnessed a significant investment in fibre and intermediate capacities, particularly in China. Increased capacity occurred when final demand for fibre products waned in nearly all markets. At the same time global… Read More Fibre Producers Face a New Threat…Inflation
The year 2017 saw several announcements that point towards a more focussed intent to construct demonstration and commercial manufacturing facilities for renewable chemicals. However, it was also a year of uncertainty with several established players and buyers such as M&G, Abengoa, DowDuPont, Greencol, Toyota Tsusho, Coca-Cola, Solvay, and TerraVia, among others, either exiting their biobased… Read More Renewable chemicals commercialisation to step up in 2018
Global epoxy resin prices have been escalating at significant rates since the second half of 2017, giving consumers very little respite, especially in the latter months when prices were changing almost on a weekly basis. The reason? China. Strong demand in this region has been pulling Asian export material away from Europe and the US… Read More Epoxy Resins: In the Eye of the Storm?
Several chlor-alkali mercury based plants closed down last month in accordance with the European legislation. One of the countries that will be the most impacted is Spain. Ercros plants at Flix and Vila-seca closed down in December but the company is expanding membrane capacity at Vila-seca and Sabiñánigo to offset some of this loss. In… Read More What’s in store for the chlor-alkali market in 2018?