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Coronavirus impact on polyolefins “much bigger” than SARS

Wood Mackenzie has scaled up its threat warning to the petrochemicals industry of the coronavirus outbreak, saying that it will have a much bigger...

Coronavirus spread would be a “logistical catastrophe”, says Wood Mackenzie

There could be disastrous levels of disruption to the polyester and textile industries if the coronavirus continues to spread across China, reports Wood Mackenzie. Drawing...

Chinaplas postponed due to coronavirus

April’s Chinaplas exhibition in Shanghai has been postponed in response to the coronavirus epidemic, its organiser Adsale has announced. Commenting on the news, the chief...

Coca-Cola and Unilever to develop circular economy in China

The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with Chinese online retailer JD.com to encourage plastics recycling and help drive the circular economy in China. JD plans to use...

Seismic polymer shift coming from China

China is set to lead the world in banning single-use plastics that have no real societal value, says a senior Asia consultant for market...

China’s petrochemical industry set for downcycle

China’s petrochemical industry is on the start of a downcycle, according to Wood Mackenzie, as a supply overhang in the paraxylene (PX) market looks...

China and South Korea become global innovation powerhouses

The US is losing ground as a global innovation powerhouse, with China and South Korea taking the top spots, according to a report by...

BASF’s China Verbund gets underway

BASF has launched its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, and commenced building its first plants. It marks a milestone of the...

Machinery shipments up but from a low base

The value of primary plastics machinery (injection and extrusion) shipments in North America increased in the second quarter, according to statistics from the Plastics...

PepsiCo invests in growing natural food segment

PepsiCo is to invest US$131 million to acquire a 26 per cent stake in China-based ‘health food’ business Natural Food International Holdings...

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