Ready and steady

Kovac, Matt; Baker, John
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/18/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 35, p27
Trade Publication
The article discusses the petrochemical industry in China. The country's avaricious appetite for chemicals that feed into the manufacturing machine has certainly given producers a lift. And so has a tight supply and demand balance, which has also helped companies pass on additional increases that have kept margins healthy for companies supplying ethylene, propylene and aromatics.


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