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01 July 2021

China’s five-year plan shapes the development of global downstream industry

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China’s five-year plan shapes the development of global downstream industry

China’s regulation is like an invisible hand directing the development of China’s refining and petrochemical industry. The five-year plan is an imp...

30 June 2021

China’s PTA market after recent capacity ramp-up: evolving into an oligopoly market

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China’s PTA market after recent capacity ramp-up: evolving into an oligopoly market

Investment in the PTA market has been gathering momentum after a tightly balanced 2019. In 2020-2026, the world is going to add a stunning 49.4 Mtp...

16 June 2021

The imminent Asian olefins capacity wave

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The imminent Asian olefins capacity wave

Asia will dominate olefins capacity growth through to 2025, with 2021-2022 being the peak year. In 2021 alone, China will add nearly 8 million tonn...

11 June 2021

Chemical solutions: can polymer value chains decarbonise?

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Chemical solutions: can polymer value chains decarbonise?

As the world gears up for COP 26 in Glasgow in November, countries around the world are announcing ever more stringent decarbonisation goals. While...

24 May 2021

What impact could reuse models have on packaging polymers?

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What impact could reuse models have on packaging polymers?

In this edition, we explore the issue of application redesign, and the extent to which reuse models might impact polymer demand. Reuse approaches c...

23 April 2021

European propylene: walking the tightrope of supply vs demand

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European propylene: walking the tightrope of supply vs demand

Wood Mackenzie is forecasting a structural net loss of propylene capacity in Europe via the rationalisation of European steam crackers through the ...

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