Events and Webinars

November 25, 2020

WEBINAR - What is the outlook for the surfactants value chain as we enter into a new decade?

 Outlook for the surfactants value chain

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

The importance of surfactants was made very clear in 2020 as a critical weapon to fight the COVID19 pandemic. Demand into household and personal care increased correspondingly and healthy growth is expected to continue, particularly in emerging markets and Asia.

Entering into a new decade with a lower oil price environment, with overcapacity in key raw materials and increasing regulatory pressure - what will all this mean for market participants?

This Webinar will address key questions:

  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the surfactants sector and how permanent are these impacts?
  • What trends are influencing the supply landscape and which regions/companies are currently investing in capacity?
  • What is the potential impact of new and potential regulations? Including process safety and environmental legislation, following the Tarragona incident and 1,4-dioxane legislation.

We will be hosting two sessions:
Wednesday 25th November @ 10AM GMT Click here to register
Wednesday 25th November @ 2PM GMT Click here to register

About the Presenter

Robert Hogan, Surfactants Technology & Markets Intelligence Lead

Robert Hogan is a consultant in Nexant Energy and Chemicals Advisory based in the London, UK.  Robert is a Chemical Engineer with an industrial experience of project scale-up, commissioning and plant design, within the speciality chemicals business. He leads surfactants technology research and markets intelligence, and has recently published reports on Detergent Alcohols and Alkoxylation covering commercial and technology aspects of the surfactants value chain. Robert holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and previously worked as a Process Engineer in the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industries.



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