PP prices have rallied unprecedentedly in the last two weeks, appalling many players in Turkey. Steep increases coupled with robust demand in Europe and America lighted the touch paper while a wave of production issues exacerbated the severity scale of the run-up.
Chemicals company Sabic has partnered with Plastic Energy, a pioneer in chemical plastics recycling, to start engineering and construction of the first commercial unit to produce its flagship certified circular polymers, part of the TruCircle portfolio
Following the trend in 2020, shipping lines are expected to continue to have a good year in 2021. In the short term, container charges in the markets will remain high. However, due to the sensitivity of price fluctuations as well as the ability of the industry to recover the economy, medium-term freight rates are expected to be ...
Global polymer markets have been grappling with a dearth of supply since early Q4. Planned and unplanned shutdowns coupled with a deepening shipping crisis in the aftermath of an unexpected surge in demand have contributed to rapid price hikes in major regions. Prices for PP, PE, and PVC have more than doubled from the middle of...
Polymer markets shoot up in a tumultuous climate, where the global shipping crisis has contributed to the soaring prices in major regions. Global supply chains, both upstream and downstream in the plastic resin industry, were disrupted amid production snarls, a shortage of containers and changing demand patterns triggered by the...
Plastics are substances called polymers – these are long, chain-like molecules, formed from many smaller molecules. We use a number of different plastics in our day-to-day lives. This graphic looks at uses of the most frequently encountered, along with their chemical structures.
SINGAPORE: ExxonMobil said on Tuesday (Mar 2) it will cut about 7 per cent of its workforce in Singapore, as "unprecedented market conditions" due to the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate ongoing reorganisation.
“Work Hard Play Hard” is always the hottest saying at Billion Ascent, the 2021 cool vacation takes place for 3 days with golden sand, blue sea, and a funny Gala Dinner at Eden Resort Phu Quoc has give strength and enthusiasm to all the company.
In Vietnam, local homo-PP prices have been witnessing reductions since after the market hit a more-than-two-year high in mid-December while waning demand is the main driver of this downturn. Two factors have weighed on buying interest recently: softening sentiment in China and reduced end-product manufacturing at home.
Styrenic prices in Asia reversed course around early December. Waning demand and fading support from feedstocks started to exert a pressure on markets in China and Southeast Asia. Priorly, mostly an uptrend had held sway over the markets from May to November.
Crude oil prices in the US have recently neared $20/bbl, a threshold not seen since February 2002. Players are now widely trying to gauge the impact of nosediving oil on PE markets and see whether the last times crude oil futures suffered enormous decreases back in 2016 and 2008-2009 can give a clue about the bottom of PE prices...
Polyolefin markets of Turkey were influenced by bullish factors during the last days of November. New PP and PE hikes by suppliers are on the near horizon despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic roared back and caused partial restrictions across the board.
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has instructed Saudi Aramco to increase oil production by 1 million barrels/day to 13 million barrels/day, its maximum capacity, as soon as possible, the company announced in a statement to Saudi stock exchange, Tadawul.
Saturday, February 6, 2021 (all December 25) will operate according to office hours 8:00 - 17:00
Our Lunar New Year Holiday starts from February 8, 2021 to February 18, 2021.
We’re coming back on February 19, 2021