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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...

A street scene from the city of Vienna during the 2023 European Petrochemicals Association Annual Meeting.

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Renewables, Low Carbon-Intensity Chemicals and ESG at EPCA '23

Discussions on low carbon or sustainable feedstocks at European Petrochemical Association gatherings – even ten years ago – were rare. Back then,...

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...

A running shoe that can be made in a one-shot injection mold process much like the Wellington Boot.

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Footwear Feedstocks Price Forecast: A Chemicals Cost Comparison

The footwear sector is huge – with as many as 24 billion pairs produced annually – but it is also quickly evolving. Whether we're talking raw...

A South Korean flag waves in the wind in the background of China's ensign.

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Chemicals Sector South Korea: Adapt or Dwindle Approach

South Korean petrochemical firms are adapting their business portfolios to combat oversupplied markets amidst a bearish demand for products.

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...

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......

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...

image is an infographic showing how chemical recycling of plastic waste streams is worth 120 billion dollars

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Chemical Recycling: Towards a Circular Economy

Worldwide, there are many endeavours to recover and recycle plastics materials. The first phase of such recycling has involved thermoplastic polymers...

Image shows the different routes to develop biobased monopropylene glycol

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Biobased Monopropylene Glycol: The Bumpy Road to a Decarbonized World

Monopropylene glycol (MPG) – often called simply propylene glycol – is essential to a wide range of products across a variety of industries and...