ChemSystems PolyOlefins Planning Service (POPS) is a subscription program that provides reports on the polyethylene and polypropylene industry.
POPS is recognized globally as the benchmark source for detailed information and analysis of commercial and technological trends and developments in the polyolefin industry. The program is unique in providing detailed market and technology information to support both licensors’ and producers’ business planning.
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- Supplement I – India Polyethylene Market Review : The next fastest growing market after China with PE demand growth projected at between 8-10% in the near term. Its huge population and the availability of educated and skilled manpower at competitive wage-rates coupled with robust economy are the impetus for a long steady growth. On the contrary, inadequate infrastructure and regulatory uncertainty have kept FDI relatively low. Local producers have remained dominant although surging demand for specialty grades, metallocene for example, has seen increased import requirement. How competitive are Indian producers vis-à-vis their Middle Eastern counterparts? The supplement will address this topic and more while also provide traditional info e.g. demand breakdown of each major applications.
- Supplement II – Unconventional Feedstocks & Competitiveness:High naphtha prices that make coal seems a cheap alternative in China, development of new approach like dimerization of cheap Middle Eastern ethylene and also shale gas discovery have given producers more feedstock options. The supplement will provide a thorough analysis on production costs, margins and general competitiveness of these unconventional feedstocks vis-à-vis traditional feed slates like naphtha and LPG.
Supplement III – Meeting Global PP Demand on the Face of More Light Feed Crackers: Rapid development of gas crackers in the Middle East and switching to shale gas ethane in the U.S. have shorted the market of propylene and other heavier streams normally in abundance from naphtha-fed crackers. Consequently, more on-purpose propylene is required to bridge the shortfalls. China and the U.S. are building new world-scale PDH capacities whilst the former also exploring MTO/MTP from coal as well as extracting more propylene from the refineries. Are these options enough to meet future’s demand growth or will PP remain tight in relation to PE?.