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Mar 2021
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Webinar - COVID pandemic effects on the polyester industry

The COVID pandemic came at a bad time for the polyester industry, which was already on a steep downturn due to capacity addition in China.  Howver, demand showed remarkable resilience. Fibre mills re-opened quickly after shutdowns during the initial confinements.  Bottled drinks sales reconfigured around formats for home consumption rather than those normally consumed when working or travelling.  Low oil prices and surging upstream capacity dropped input costs and upstream margins, causing a sharp drop in PET resin and fibre prices, and thus aiding competitiveness against both recycle and alternative materials.  The outlook remains challenging, with a massive capacity build underway at all stages in the polyester chain in China.  While Chinese coal-based MEG suffers in the lower oil price environment, a new methanol-based process is being trialled at a world-scale plant in China, which could radically change the global MEG market if successful.
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Petrochemicals

Market Insights: Polybutylene Terephthalate - 2021

This report provides analysis and forecast to 2035 of the global polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) market including supply by chemical processes (esterification of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) with 1,4 butanediol (BDO), followed by polycondensation) and demand in automotive, appliances, electronics and others.   Market Insights: PBT - 2021 includes discussion regarding key market drivers and constraints, as well as demand analysis for nine regions: North America, South America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and China.  Analysis also includes the competitive landscape, capacity listing and cost competitiveness along with a snapshot of latest pricing trends by region and price forecasts to 2035.
Feb 2021
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Petrochemicals

Market Insights: Polyether Polyols - 2021

Market Insights: Polyether Polyols - 2021 provides analysis and forecast of supply and demand of the global polyether polyols market.  This report includes discussion regarding key market drivers and constraints, as well as supply, demand and trade analysis for nine regions: North America, South America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and China with forecasts to 2035.  Analysis, including competitive landscape, who’s who of suppliers and cost competitiveness along with a snapshot of latest pricing trends by region.
Jan 2021
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Webinar - How will PVC markets build on 2020?

How governments responded when the COVID-19 pandemic reached their own region had a big impact on demand for PVC; what industries were allowed to operate? What was essential?  What was chosen to stop to limit the spread of the virus? Most countries lost significant demand in construction in the second quarter of the year that could not be made back up despite late demand surges, but some countries had surprisingly strong demand throughout the year. Some took opportunities of low operating rates in certain regions by maximizing their own to target exports.  Will this remain, or change again as demand starts to recover? 
Jan 2021
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Petrochemicals

Webinar - Changing fortunes in the oxo-alcohols industry

2020 has seen a reversal in the fortunes of most players in the oxo alcohol industry. Containment measures implemented during the first half of the year caused disruption to supply and a sharp drop in demand during Q2 as construction and automotive output fell as well as consumer spending due to lockdown measures. Q3 has seen strong recovery in demand in many sectors of the industry but question marks over demand growth and oversupply remain for Q4 and as we look into 2021. 
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Petrochemicals
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Market Insights: Recycled Polyester - 2021

This report provides analysis and forecast to 2035 of the global recycled polyester market, including supply by mechanical method and chemical processses (glycolysis and methanolysis/hydrolysis) and demand in bottle, fibre and others.     Market Insights: Recycled Polyester - 2021 includes discussion regarding key market drivers and constraints, as well as demand analysis for nine regions: North America, South America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and China.  Analysis also includes the competitive landscape, capacity listing and cost competitiveness along with a snapshot of latest pricing trends by region and price forecasts to 2035.
Dec 2020
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Petrochemicals

Market Analytics: Linear Alpha Olefins - 2020

This report provides a detailed analysis of the alpha olefins industry including butene-1, hexene-1 and octene-1 and higher alpha olefins.  Butene-1, hexene-1 and octene-1 end-use is segmented by LLDPE, HDPE and 'Others'.  Demand by end-use and the supply, demand and trade analysis is presented for 40 countries with forecasts to 2045.  

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