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North American Chemical Market

A graph showing how US and European methanol price compare, but as it emerges that there will be a shortage of methanol in Europe from 2025.

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Chemicals Plant Closures: A Decade of Decimation

When plants producing feedstocks for intermediates and end products idle—or shut down completely—during economic downturns, the impacts are not...

A tornado and lightning against the backdrop of a gloomy hits a village scene.

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Hurricane Season and Chemicals Supply Chains

The US hurricane season brings heightened levels of uncertainty to chemicals supply chains. Right now, it is Hurricane Beryl that industry eyes are...

An advertising image for an event which shows the photographs of the team attending from ResourceWise and text about the event as well as a map of the venue's location.

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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...

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?...

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,...

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...

Three new cars with their headlamps shining in a row.

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Is the US Automotive Sector Strike Impacting Chemicals Supply Chains?

The automotive sector is operating in a contradictory landscape at present. This year alone, it has been subject to pent-up demand driven by Covid,...

The Tecnon OrbiChem team enjoys some downtime at the 57th EPCA Annual Meeting in Vienna in 2023.

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Key Takeaways From a Premier Petrochemicals Event: EPCA Vienna 2023

Tecnon OrbiChem experts connected (and reconnected) with cohorts of petrochemicals-focused contacts cultivated over 50 years at the end of last...

Graph indicating global propylene price trends from January - June 2023.

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Plasticizers and Their Raw Materials: eBook of Mid-year Analysis

Plasticizer market participants and producers within the sector's supply chain – plus raw materials producers – began the year with breath baited....

Imports to the EU per origin country for PET used in plastic packaging.

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PET & Its Raw Materials: Outlook for 2023, & 2022 in Review

As we look to the PET sector's high season - Q2 2023 - market participants will be keen to lower the paraxylene cost disparity compared to Asia. It...

Chemical fluids coloured pink and green in glassware on a black background with coloured shapes.

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Chemicals Industry Crystal Ball: Pricing Up Over 40 Chemicals to 2024

The final white paper in the series A chemicals industry crystal ball leverages datasets from Tecnon OrbiChem's ChemForesight service to indicate...

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As Covid-19 Shows No Sign of Abating, What’s in Store for the Acrylic Acid Market?

Nearly nine months after the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Wuhan, China, the pandemic has had a striking but varied impact on key downstream...