Events and Webinars

August 25, 2020

Webinar - Latest developments in polyolefins supply and demand 

Note, this Webinar was held on the 25th August - if you missed it Contact Us for further information.


We will be hosting a webinar highlighting the latest developments in polyolefins supply and demand and would like to invite you to attend.

We will be hosting two sessions:

Tuesday 25th August @ 10AM BST Click here to register 

Tuesday 25th August @ 2PM BST Click here to register 


Global polyolefins demand growth continued to slow down in 2019 and the downturn is exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis.  The automotive and construction sectors in particular plunged into a contraction of  unprecedented severity.  As a result, demand for durable goods declined considerably.  

However, the overall polyolefins demand has been fairly resilient thanks to consumer and medical packaging and PPE (personal protective equipment) that are essential to the pandemic response.  The global polyolefins market is expected to contract in 2020 but less severe than the GDP outlook.


This Webinar will address key questions:

  • How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the polyolefins industry? What recovery is expected in the short to medium term and what are the regional trends?
  • What trends are influencing supply and which regions are currently investing in new capacity?
  • With increasing protectionism, how is global trade likely to evolve?
  • Longer term, how will circularity influence polyolefins demand?

About Us - NexantECA, the Energy and Chemicals Advisory company is the leading advisor to the energy, refining, and chemical industries. Our clientele ranges from major oil and chemical companies, governments, investors, and financial institutions to regulators, development agencies, and law firms. Using a combination of business and technical expertise, with deep and broad understanding of markets, technologies and economics, NexantECA provides solutions that our clients have relied upon for over 50 years.

About the Presenter:

Xuesong Peng

Global Lead Consultant

Xuesong has 15 years industry experience, having led and performed a wide range of consulting engagements on petrochemicals and polymers and extended value chains. Recently, Xuesong assumed a managing role in NexantECA subscriptions and reports.


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