ICIS news December 21-28

Chang, Joseph
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/7/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 1, p8
Trade Publication
This section offers world news briefs related to the chemical industry. China's petrochemical demand is expected to slow after peaking in 2007, as macroeconomic controls, high crude oil costs and heightened environment and safety awareness curb usage. Asia's naphtha market may tread on a sorer note in 2008 from heavier cracker turnarounds that are planned in the northeast in the second half. Mitsubishi Chemical, the Japanese major, shut its No. 2 cracker in Kashima after it caught fire.


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