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Packaging industry’s sustainability drive good news for BOPP film

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The main driver of growth in the global BOPP film market has been the demand for flexible packaging, particularly in China and South East Asia, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest ‘BOPP Film Global Supply Demand Report’. Read more

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MEG and PE prices jump after drone attack

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Spot prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and polyethylene (PE) have spiked in Asia following news of the drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. These two commodities are the two main chemical exports of the region. Read more

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SP Chemicals starts up China’s first gas-based ethylene plant

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On 19 August, SP Olefins, a subsidiary of SP Chemicals, successfully started up its 650 ktpa steam cracker and was able to produce on-spec olefins. Read more

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Europe’s flexible packaging market will be worth over €16bn by 2023

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Europe's flexible packaging market is predicted to achieve a CAGR of two per cent over the next five years to reach over €16bn in 2023, according to the latest Wood Mackenzie Chemicals ‘Flexible Packaging Europe Supply Demand Report.’ Read more

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More US investment needed to achieve circular economy

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More investment in chemical recycling in the US would allow recycled material to return to the value chain at the same level from which it started, according to Wood Mackenzie Chemicals. Read more

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North American packaging market grows

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North America's market for value-added flexible packaging increased by 3.9% to $25.3bn (~€22.4bn) in 2018, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie Chemicals. Read more

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Global BOPET film market growth forecast

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The global BOPET film market has seen demand grow by 6.7% per annum over the last five years and now sits at just over five million tonnes, according to research from Wood Mackenzie Chemicals. Read more

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The target placed on PET beverage bottles is arguably the most ambitious of those in the proposal.

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EU proposals to introduce a 90 per cent collection target for PET beverage bottles by 2029 are unlikely to be met without significant investment in infrastructure and waste management collection, according to Wood Mackenzie Chemicals. Read more

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Over $200bn to be invested in US petrochemicals industry

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The US petrochemicals industry is experiencing an investment renaissance, according to Wood Mackenzie Chemicals Senior Vice President Steve Zinger. Read more

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DOMO Chemical

DOMO Chemicals, a global leader in the field of material engineering will discuss economic and environmental challenges at the 2019 Wood Mackenzie European Nylon Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more

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Prosperity Index Vs Fiscal Attractiveness Index

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Asia-Pacific's upstream industry has been dogged by declining oil production, exploration and licensing activity. Since 2014 exploration investment in the region has fallen 66% to just over €5bn in 2018, thwarting new development opportunities. Read more

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2018 was a watershed year for mergers and acquisitions in the global flexible packaging sector, according to Wood Mackenzie Chemicals' 'Global Flexible Packaging Market Overview' report. Read more

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Salmon Lee

Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie's Chemicals principal consultant Salmon Lee shares his thoughts on how the advancement of Chinese futures could impact the global polyester industry. Read more

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  • Packaging industry’s sustainability drive good news for BOPP film

    via Shutterstock

    Packaging industry’s sustainability drive good news for BOPP film

  • MEG and PE prices jump after drone attack

    via Shutterstock

    MEG and PE prices jump after drone attack

  • SP Chemicals starts up China’s first gas-based ethylene plant

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    SP Chemicals starts up China’s first gas-based ethylene plant

  • Huntsman and Indorama reach chemical intermediates deal

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    Huntsman and Indorama reach chemical intermediates deal

  • Europe’s flexible packaging market will be worth over €16bn by 2023

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    Europe’s flexible packaging market will be worth over €16bn by 2023

  • More US investment needed to achieve circular economy

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    More US investment needed to achieve circular economy

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