Overcapacity in China: can the chemical industry avoid the collapse of profit margins?
This question is front of mind across the chemical industry, whether you are active in ethylene or PTA. Meanwhile, new investments are announced, and new regulations are incentivising the use of recycled plastics over virgin polymers around the world. Some argue that the solution is to develop more derivatives; others advocate for plant closures, and some seek integration across the value chain.
Which strategies are set to win as the world begins the recovery from the social and economic disruption of 2020/21? And will trade revert to pre-pandemic patterns, or is a new model set to take its place?
What does the growth of electric vehicles mean for petrochemical feedstocks?
As fuel demand slows and then declines, petrochemicals are seen as a key source of growth for oil demand. We’ll explore what this means for the evolution of petrochemical feedstocks, and at what a winning strategy for integrated companies might look like.
How does a carbon-based industry adapt to a net zero world?
With carbon embedded in the heart of polymer value chains, how can the industry contribute to the journey to net zero? We’ll look at how leading companies are addressing the challenge, and at which technologies will play a key role in the transition.
What does a resilient chemicals business look like in a world of overcapacity and black swan events?
2020 will live long in the memory, but weather and logistics shocks in Q1 2021 show that operational risks are not going away. With several segments of the industry facing structural over-supply as well, we’ll examine what it takes to build a resilient business in the current environment.
Can consumer brands meet their sustainability goals?
As commitments to address packaging waste stack up, how likely is it that the system can rise to the challenge? In the conference, we’ll explore the key pivot points in the industry and new technologies and materials that could contribute to the goal of a more sustainable industry.
Chemicals and Polymers Conference
A wider view. The same sharp focus.
Jason Anderson Raj
Consultant – Chemicals, Polymers & Fibres
Head of Polyesters
Research Associate, RPET
Business Consultant – PBT Business