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16 April 2021

Chinese polyolefins resin exports – opportunistic or fundamental?

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Chinese polyolefins resin exports – opportunistic or fundamental?

China depends on polyolefins imports to meet domestic demand. In February and March, Chinese traders exported large volumes to regions paying highe...

09 April 2021

The Chemical Reaction

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The Chemical Reaction

Welcome to the Chemical Reaction. In this rolling blog Wood Mackenzie analysts bring you their take on the trends and stories impacting the chemica...

09 April 2021

European ethylene - steam cracker operations analysis

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European ethylene - steam cracker operations analysis

This insight will analyse historic, current and forecast metrics for European ethylene production including capacity, production outage activity an...

08 April 2021

Styrene overcapacity in 2024 - winners and losers

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Styrene overcapacity in 2024 - winners and losers

The global styrene industry is entering a turbulent period of overcapacity, resulting in bottom-of-cycle operating rates in 2024. In this changing ...

30 March 2021

The coming golden age for the polyester chain

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The coming golden age for the polyester chain

After a tumultuous 2020, the polyester chain has embarked upon a path of strong recovery, led by a robust rebound in the key Chinese market. Whethe...

26 March 2021

European olefins: Porto Marghera steam cracker closure and wider market impact

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European olefins: Porto Marghera steam cracker closure and wider market impact

As highlighted by Wood Mackenzie on 15 March 2021, the future of the ethylene plant in Porto Marghera, Italy is under discussion, with a closure of...

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