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APIC 2007: Asia Readies for ‘Troubled Waters’

1:46 PM MDT | May 23, 2007 | Natasha Alperowicz in Taipei

The current year will be a “reasonable” one for the Asian petrochemical industry but high feedstock prices and the build-up of capacity in the Mideast, targeting Asia in particular, are likely to impact the sector, according to speakers addressing the more than 1,000 delegates at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), held last week in Taipei. Challenges facing the industry include the Mideast capacity build-up, based on low-cost feedstocks; the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions; Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, and...

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