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Complication of pages from the eBook about feedstocks and chemicals supply chains.

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Feedstock and Chemicals Supply Chains: A 2024 Assessment

A flurry of chemical deals were signed and sealed at the start of the new year. In part, activity was triggered by fear that the US Gulf Coast chill...

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How a US Gulf Coast Snow Flurry Roused Quiet Markets

Not enough years have passed for the Texas Big Freeze shockwaves to have fully exited the chemicals sector consciousness just yet. So severe was its...

Headshots of chemical experts attending AFPM 2024.

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AFPM 2024: Expert Team for the International Petrochemical Conference

ResourceWise (formerly Tecnon OrbiChem) has attended the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers’ springtime event—the International...

Five panel members on the stage at the European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin in December 2023.

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European Bioplastics Conference Panel Discussion: What Future in Europe?

As the world looks to meet the Net Zero aspirations considered vital to a sustainable future, plastics occupy an increasingly precarious position.

Two graphics from Tecnon OrbiChem's chemicals business intelligence platform that show polyamide capcities and trade flows worldwide.

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Polyamide Plastics: Opportunity and Trade Options in 2024

The world has changed a great deal since ladies’ stockings introduced the new engineered thermoplastic Nylon at the New York World's Fair in 1939....

A chart showing the price of paraxylene. It demonstrates the price gap between Asian-origin product (the gold baseline) versus (red) European and (blue) US product.

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Western PET Sector Profit Loss 2023: How Much and For How Long?

PET industry participants in Europe and North America are locked in a fight for survival. What can the PET sector do to improve its outlook for 2024?...

A partial breakdown of gycerine trade flows out of Indonesia and around the world in 2023.

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Glycerine: A 21st Century Biobased Feedstock Sweet Spot?

It is two centuries since French scientist Michel Chevreul described the oleochemical glycerine in a patent. An organic chemistry founder,...

Several dozen colorful cargo and shipping containers stacked up at a port location.

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Barge, Truck or Train? Panama Ships and Supply Chains

During a particularly poignant moment in Apple TV's drama series The Morning Show, UBA weatherman Yanko Flores defines El Niño. It is, he laments,...

A chemical plant with storage tanks for renewable hydrogen.

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Can White Hydrogen Answer Humanity’s Fundamental Energy Needs?

The chemical industry, the high-volume sector of the industry in particular, pivots on the conversion of fairly inert carbonaceous matter into...

Chart indicating trade flows from major importing countries providing China's phenol supply.

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Global Supply Chain Statistics: Trade Transparency Visualized

It is one thing to know the price a chemical is currently valued in the market, a service that ResourceWise company Tecnon OrbiChem has provided for...

Graph indicating EU PET imports from July 2017 - July 2023.

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PET Anti-dumping Update: Proposed Provisional Duties

On 31 October 2023, the European Commission communicated the latest details of its anti-dumping investigation into Chinese polyethylene terephthalate...

Graph featuring 50+ years of habitat construction, US housing statistics by unit size.

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Chemicals Markets in Housing, Construction and Infrastructure Worldwide

At the risk of perpetuating a troubling 2023 trope, the construction sector is contradictory on a global scale right now. While growing populations...