The biggest styrene industry in the world is only able to operate at an average capacity utilization in the low-70s percent, having profound implications for China's styrene balance and worldwide monomer trade. What holds it back?
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Lifting the lid on China's styrene industry. Why can't it reach its production potential?
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China - the world's most important styrene monomer market
China's styrene industry structure
Ownership and competitiveness diversify as capacity expands
China's unique benzene pricing mechanism has kept swing producers alive
Ethylene availability and price are the main constraints on utilisation rates
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