EPCA 2018: 5 key aromatics discussion points

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12 October 2018

EPCA 2018: 5 key aromatics discussion points

Report summary

Wood Mackenzie Chemicals was delighted to participate in the 52nd annual EPCA Meeting held in Vienna earlier this week. Some of the key topics of discussion among global aromatics players were around the challenges of sustainability and the circular economy, the ongoing global length on benzene into 2019 and why this starts to shift by early next decade, the continued tightness on near-term styrene and the impact of new Chinese capacities starting in 2020

Table of contents

  • The challenges of sustainability and plastics waste
  • Benzene faces ongoing global length in 2019
  • Benzene dynamics start to shift by early next decade
  • Another year of tightness expected on styrene
  • Impact of the new Chinese styrene units from 2020 onwards

Tables and charts

This report includes 3 images and tables including:

  • % of Global Benzene Production Sourced From PX
  • Planned Outages 2019 - Global Styrene Market
  • New Styrene Capacities - China 2020-2021

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