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

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Oleochemicals, Renewable Resources from Nature: An Introduction

Oleochemical is a term derived from the Latin oleum, meaning olive oil. But, like much inherited Latin, it is a misleading collective noun for the...

A white plastic container bearing the words 'the future of plastics' positioned on top of a tree leaf on a table.

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The Graduate 2024: One Word 'Plastics', Now Two—Lignins and PEF

The famous line about “Plastics” from the 1967 film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock, continues to enjoy iconic status...

A pile of electronic waste including a monitor, phones and other technology.

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Exploring Solvents and Adhesives in a World Fixated with Disassembly

Thousands of years ago—it is thought—Neanderthals used birch bark tree tar (Betula) for primitive dentistry applications. Last year, it was...

Representation of AI tools in the chemicals industry.

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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...

The dashboard of ResourceWise's latest chemicals business intelligence platform ChemEdge360.

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Methanol, Glycols, and Solvents Market Intelligence: Life on the ChemEdge360

Global trade and markets for methanol, glycols, and solvents became more visible and transparent. With the launch of its second chemicals pricing,...

A scene from the conference room in which the 26th World Chlor-alkali Conference was held in 2023.

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Chlor-Alkali Markets: What is Happening in 2024

The global chlor-alkali industry is locked in turbulent times. As efforts by producers to mitigate the sector’s long-term availability issues...

Infographic showing global capacity to produce maleic anhydride.

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Maleic Anhydride Markets: An Assessment for 2024

Maleic anhydride is an important intermediate chemical. Currently, capacity to produce is in excess of 5000 ktpa globally. Over two-thirds of the...

Trade flow graphics for two key feedstocks orthoxylene and phthalic anhydride in 2023.

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Orthoxylene—Phthalic Anhydride Markets: What's Happening in 2024?

Phthalic anhydride is used to produce phthalate-based PVC plasticizers, resins and coatings. Orthoxylene is the key feedstock for manufacturing...

6 min read

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....