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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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Artificial Intelligence and the Chemical Supply Chains of the Future

The benefits that automated process and artificial intelligence (AI) bring to chemistry laboratories and chemical engineering development are...

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10 Essential Steps for Navigating the Methanol Market

The methanol market has been evolving at an unprecedented pace, with stakeholders encountering various opportunities and challenges from regulatory,...

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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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Chemicals Output in a Conflict-locked Post-Covid World

Earlier this year, BASF Chairman Martin Brudermüller warned that Europe was increasingly losing its chemicals sector competitive edge. His comments...

Graph showing market change in TDI prices from 2015-2023.

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Global Isocyanates Markets 2023: Mid-Year Review

A whitepaper Tecnon OrbiChem published earlier in 2023 outlined the reasons why isocyanates markets had been seasonally quiet a year prior. Logistics...

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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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Ukraine-Russia: Trade Impact Analysis Autumn 2022

Already high, volatile and uncertain gas prices – within Europe in particular – were exacerbated by the suspected sabotage of Baltic Sea gas pipes at...

A bar & line graph showing global caustic soda capacity by region versus consumption rates from 2018-2030.

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Next Global Chemical Shortage, Caustic Soda

Caustic soda demand could exceed global capacity in the latter half of this decade. That’s what analysis of trends versus current and future...

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Chlor-alkali 2022: Key Factors Driving China's Markets

China’s Dual Control Policy sharply reduced caustic soda production in the country in Q4 2021. The policy's impact on particular chemical value...

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Chemical industry: Russia–Ukraine war impact analysis July 2022

Russian-origin raw material for unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) production is entering Turkey before sale to European buyers as end product....

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New Chemical Industry Imperatives: Expanding Inventory & Making Supply Chains Robust

Factories need to keep inventory, to guard against delayed delivery of vital feedstocks or components. This is especially the case for chemical...