Logo
09.10.2018

Article

Ocean Plastic Waste Causes Increasing Industry Uncertainty

The growing global plastics sustainability movement is one of the biggest potential disruptors for the plastics industry and is putting future plastics resin demand and billions of dollars of industry investments at risk, IHS Markit says.

read...
Logo
06.07.2016

Article

Petrochemicals Without Refining? New Process Allows the Production of Ethylene Directly from Crude

Bye-bye, naphtha cracker: A new steam cracking process allows petrochemical producers to skip the refining stage in the production of ethylene – with potential cost benefits of hundreds of dollars per ton.

read...
Logo
02.12.2015

Article

Materials for LCD Displays: A new 1.6 Billion Dollar Market for Chemical Companies

The boom of LCD displays and flatscreens opens new market opportunities for the chemical industry: The demand for the four primary chemical materials used in thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display could reach US $ 1.6 billion this year.

read...
Logo
23.11.2015

Article

Impact of Oil Price Volatility on Petrochemicals

An extended recovery period for crude oil prices, exceeding five years, would have dramatic implications for the global petrochemical industry and could mean a “Back to the Future” experience for some companies and regions -- creating a more competitive environment for naphtha pr...

read...
Logo
27.08.2015

Article

Tianjin Explosion From Chemical Perspective: Insights and Backgrounds

The fire and subsequent explosion in Tianjin Port in mid-august is not only one of the worst chemical accidents of the past decade – it also raises important questions about the costs of safety over economic performance. This article tells the story from a chemical perspective, p...

read...
Logo
25.08.2015

Article

An Unlikely Invest? – Why the Time to Buy Into Iran's Petro–Industry Could be Now...

Iran's gigantic petrochemical industry could become the next Bonanza for foreign investors - once the UN sanctions are lifted. Yet, there are still significant risks to stomach, analysts say. Discover, how to profit from this development and what uncertainties to tackle when putt...

read...
Logo
18.03.2015

Article

The Changing Work Environment for Engineers Today

In a recent online survey HIS asked engineers and technical professionals in the industrial sector about the pace of engineering, available resources, knowledge management practices, performance measurements and more.

read...
Logo
09.09.2014

Article

Run on Ammonia: Shale Gas Drives Fertilizer Projects in the US

Ammonia is in demand: The boom of biofuels, emerging economies, a growing population and dietary improvements in many regions drive the demand for this raw material. With this perspective and the abundance of cheap shale gas, fertilizer Projects boom in the US a new study says.

read...
Logo
27.08.2014

Article

Bye–Bye Crude? Natural Gas Succeeds Oil as Premier Petro–Feedstock

For more than half a century, basic chemicals and polymers were largely crude based. Were. For know, natural gas liquids, driven by cheap US shale gas, replace oil as the feedstock for petrochemicals in North America. As steam cracker feedslates trend lighter, propylene productio...

read...
Logo
20.05.2014

Article

Big Money to Make a Come Back in Europe?

Industrial investments return to the old world: As Western Europe returns to growth, especially renewable energy and technology industries offer billion-dollar growth opportunities, a new study indicates.

read...
Logo
28.01.2014

Article

Chinese–US Group Plans World–Scale Methanol Projects in the US

China wants a piece of the shale gas action: According to US media, Chinese-American Northwest Innovation Work plans to invest around US $ 2 billion in methanol plants in the states.

read...
Logo
18.09.2013

Article

Tight Oil Trend to Go Global: The Next Best Superstar?

Tight oil (also known as shale oil) could revolutionise the global oil industry just as shale gas did: According to a new geological study by global analytics firm IHS, the world has large potentially technical recoverable resources of tight oil, possibly several times the size o...

read...