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AFPM 2024: Expert Team for the International Petrochemical Conference

AFPM 2024: Expert Team for the International Petrochemical Conference

ResourceWise (formerly Tecnon OrbiChem) has attended the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers’ springtime event—the International Petrochemical Conference—since the last millennium. As one of the world's first petrochemical-focused consultancies, we have always had a wealth of insight and expertise to share with our contacts there.

This year, colleagues from ResourceWise and the recently acquired US-based consultancy Chemical Intelligence are joining us at the Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel.

Chemical Intelligence monitors glycols (MEG, DEG, and TEG), methanol, and solvents such as acetone and IPA, as well as aromatics and aliphatics. ResourceWise also focuses on forest products, low-carbon fuels and feedstocks, and decarbonization markets.

Not only will we showcase ResourceWise's market intelligence platform, OrbiChem360, subscribed to by thousands of chemical industry professionals, but we will also demonstrate the forthcoming chemicals market intelligence platform.

This latest addition leverages more than twenty years of experience and expertise in the chemicals market.

A flyer with headshots and mini-biographies of the chemicals experts from ResourceWise attending AFPM's International Petrochemical Conference 2024.

 

This three-day International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) event will take place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas, from March 24–26, 2024.

ResourceWise will host meetings in Salon E at the Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel across the street from the event hub. Besides our expert guidance, we will offer refreshments and OrbiChem360 demonstrations. 


"ResourceWise acquired Chemical Intelligence in 2023 to enhance our position as a recognized leader in petrochemical industry analytics and data services.

OrbiChem360, ResourceWise’s chemical intelligence platform, was launched in 202, and will be adding the new Chemical Intelligence platform soon."

—William Bann, Lead Chemicals Business Manager, ResourceWise


William Bann, lead chemicals business manager at ResourceWise, has been a familiar face at AFPM's IPC event for many years.

A headshot of Tecnon OrbiChem business manager William Bann.Hailing from the US originally, Bann (pictured left) pinpoints prices and monitors markets for acetyls (acetic acid, VAM, and derivatives), polyamides and intermediates, and engineering thermoplastics from the UK now.

Looking forward to this year's meeting, Bann says, "ResourceWise acquired Chemical Intelligence in 2023 to enhance our position as a recognized leader in petrochemical industry analytics and data services.

"OrbiChem360, ResourceWise’s chemical intelligence platform, was launched in 2021
and will be adding the new Chemical Intelligence platform soon," Bann adds.


"We are continuously building our company's insights on the commodities wood, paper, biomass, recycled raw materials, and low-carbon feedstocks and fuels into our services and products.

"We are also revolutionizing our biomaterials data and intelligence."

William Bann


Bann comments, "We are continuously building our company's insights on the commodities wood, paper, biomass, recycled raw materials, and low-carbon feedstocks and fuels into our services and products.

Biomaterial, Biofuels Sustainable FeedstocksA headshot of ResourceWise business manager Dwight Lynch. 

"We are also revolutionizing our biomaterials data and intelligence," Bann adds.

In fact, ResourceWise welcomed US-based business manager Dwight Lynch (pictured right) to its team for the first time at IPC last year.

Lynch brings the decades of experience he gained at US-based material innovation company Eastman and a hydrogen-focused energy startup to our expert team.

From our global consultancy team comes senior consultant Kaiyin Hu (pictured below left).

A headshot of Tecnon OrbiChem senior consultant Kaiyin Hu.Based in Europe, Hu coordinates our global biomaterials coverage with Lynch and colleagues in China and Europe.

Hu, whose market expertise also includes maleic anhydride & intermediates, BDO, PTMEG, and oleochemicals, is increasingly integrating the insights of our colleagues in ResourceWise's biofuels and feedstocks vertical (formerly Prima Markets) into OrbiChem360.

Our low carbon fuels & feedstocks analytics and price information offering covers a range of products. From sustainable aviation fuels and renewable diesel (hydrotreated vegetable oil) to biomass to energy raw materials and used cooking oil (UCO). In fact, the Prima UCO price is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's international benchmark. 

More Experts for Sector's Premier Event: AFPM

A headshot of Tecnon OrbiChem senior consultant Kim-Hyun-Min.Another of our senior consultants Hyunmin Kim (known as Min and pictured left) focuses on polyester fibre resins, PET packaging resin & PBT markets in Asia.

An expert in analyzing the impact of geopolitical issues within the region, Min will join us from his base in Seoul, South Korea.   

A headshot of Tecnon OrbiChem business manager Javier Rivera.Specific expertise in fibers, ethylene oxides, glycols & derivatives, and polyamide and PET intermediates, will be available from business manager Javier Rivera (pictured right).

Many who know Rivera will remember his demonstrations of the Orbichem360 chemicals prices and data information platform.

Rivera will be available to present the full range of infographics and graphs on a big screen in our meeting room on the second floor of the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel throughout the event.

A headshot of Tecnon OrbiChem business manager Jennifer Hawkins.

A Family Affair

Fellow business manager Jennifer Hawkins (pictured left) is our resident expert for bisphenol A, epoxy resins, and epichlorohydrin-related inquiries.

This year, Hawkins clocked up twenty years with ResourceWise—the enterprise her father, Charles Fryer, founded from the seedling of an idea formed before she was even born.

Our New Chemical Intelligence Colleagues

With our acquisition in September 2023, Chemical Intelligence Director George West (below right) brought his team's insights and Ashley Rock (below left) to the ResourceWise team as a senior market analyst.

Headshot pictures of Ashley Rock and George West from Chemical Intelligence.

The pair have since been working with our data experts to build a platform with the vision and intuition of OrbiChem360. Both will be available at AFPM IPC this year. 

ResourceWise's Europe-based global sales manager Matteo Baldi and his US-based colleagues Matt Elhardt, VP of global sales ResourceWise, and North American sales representative Jerred Hunt will attend alongside the consultancy team. 

To schedule a meeting with a member of the ResourceWise team, email us at connect@resourcewise.com and tell us a little about how we can help you. Please Identify your chemical or chemical family or families of interest, and we will ensure your inquiry reaches the right expert. 

We look forward to seeing you at AFPM IPC in March.

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