TITLE

A peek into the global future

AUTHOR(S)
Richardson, John
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business Americas;5/28/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 21, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides an outlook for trends in the petrochemical and plastics market by 2020. The author projects that Northeast Asian producers will scrap crackers and will instead outsource olefins and polyolefins from joint ventures in the Middle East. He predicts that some Western producers will be able to follow the trend but will face uncompetitive capacity in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, the author presents a forecast for diversification in the value-added petrochemical sector.
ACCESSION #
25887951

 

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