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Expert Team for APIC 2024: Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

The last time our team convened with chemicals industry experts and market participants at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference was 2019. This...

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Sustainable Trade Europe: Internal Carbon Price and Raw Materials

The European Union is imposing a raft of new reporting responsibilities which are set out in the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

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Boost in Biosurfactants Output Supports Sustainable Goals

The production of surfactants by combining biomass and microorganisms – such as bacterial agents – is an innovation that is increasingly gaining...

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EPCA Annual Meeting Tecnon OrbiChem Team of Ten Announced

One of the leading petrochemicals events in the calendar is almost upon us. Petrochemical refiners, products manufacturers and downstream consumers...

Senthuran Raviraj takes centre stage at the 26th World Chlor-Alkali Conference in Singapore in June 2023.

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Caustic Soda Endures 'Cost & Freight' Premium, but for How Long?

Chemical tanker availability is thought to be elevating the cost of caustic soda transportation this year, with little relief envisaged in the...

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India Halts Imports for Key Intermediate Chemical from China

Plastics, packaging, textiles and automotive manufacturers in India are currently prohibited from sourcing purified terephthalic acid from mainland...

Headshots of the three speakers that will explore low carbon fuels and feedstocks at the AFPM breakfast event.

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Transforming Fuels & Feedstock: Old Carbon to Low Carbon - AFPM Talk

What do chemicals, forestry and renewable fuels value chains all have in common? Well, we've selected a trio of thought leaders to tell you......

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Plastic Packaging Material That Is Both Sustainable and Biodegradable

Ideally, plastic packaging should be both biodegradable and produced in a sustainable way, but this is rarely the case. Bio-PET is partially...

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Developing Renewable Polycarbonates: A Balancing Act

There are limited developments and commercialisation in the field of plant-based polycarbonates due to the complicated technical properties of the...

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Rising Commercialization of Specialty High-Temperature Bio-based Polymers

As of 22 April, California, USA-based biofacturing company Zymergen began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ZY” and...

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UP Resin: A Ride on the Wild Side

It has been a wild rollercoaster ride for the European and US UPR markets since September and October last year. The wheels were first set in motion...

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Pine-Based Chemicals Market Update

Kraton Corporation announced on 17 February a general price increase of 10% across its entire pine chemicals and alpha methyl styrene (AMS) resins...