RUSAL Hit by US Sanctions: The Caustic Soda Industry Takes Stock

The US government has imposed tough sanctions against several leading oligarchs over perceived meddling by Russia in US elections in 2016. The greatest effect is being felt by Oleg Deripaska and the company he effectively controls, Rusal. Rusal is a public limited company and its shares are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange, Hong Kong… Read More RUSAL Hit by US Sanctions: The Caustic Soda Industry Takes Stock

China’s Growing Appetite for MEG & The Coal Dilemma

China’s imports of MEG increased in 2017, but the country has been able to reduce its dependence on foreign material over the past decade. Most recent and future MEG investments in China are Coal-to-MEG projects, which have improved their performance in recent years. We analyse the present and future of the Coal-MEG industry in China.… Read More China’s Growing Appetite for MEG & The Coal Dilemma

New Chinese Tariffs To Have A Varied Impact On Imports From The USA

A new 25% tariff on imports of selected commodities from the USA, imposed by the Chinese government in retaliation for a similar move by the Trump administration, will affect a wide range of materials, including a number of petrochemical feedstocks, intermediates and polymers. Markets for some products listed in the measures will feel the impact… Read More New Chinese Tariffs To Have A Varied Impact On Imports From The USA

Tecnon OrbiChem at AFPM IPC 2018

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

India’s economic growth could spur demand for Engineering Thermoplastics

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

The 22nd World Chlor-Alkali Conference

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