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The Russian petrochemical industry in recent years has greatly benefited on the back of an advantageous feedstock position and higher international prices. At the same time the domestic market has enjoyed healthy growth transforming the industry from a net exporter to an importer of many key petrochemicals and polymers. More »
The Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on ExxonMobil Chemical features comprehensive overviews of the company's chemical businesses, including strategic direction, global chemical operations and business positions of ExxonMobil Chemical and its competitors within major product markets. More »
The Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on Solvay & Rhodia features comprehensive overviews of the company's chemical businesses, including strategic direction, global chemical operations and business positions of Solvay & Rhodia and its competitors within major product markets. More »
This report includes an overview of the global oil and natural gas industry, the global oil field chemical business and detailed discussion of the oil field chemical markets in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, the CIS, Africa and the Middle East, as well as available information on China and Southeast Asia/Oceania. Detailed information is presented on oil and natural gas production and rig activity statistics by region. Environmental regulations and their impact on the oil field chemicals business are discussed for North America and Western Europe. More »
This report covers the major specialty chemicals consumed in the production of integrated circuits or silicon chips including silicon wafers, atmospheric and specialty gases, photoresists, ancillary chemicals, wet processing chemicals, CMP slurries, thin film metals, and new chemicals and materials such as copper plating chemicals and precursor materials for low-k and high-k dielectrics. More »
  • Paints & Coatings Industry Overview (CEH)

    The major change that has taken place in the coatings industry during the last twenty years has been the adoption of new coating technologies and through the next five years, air pollution regulations will continue to be a driving force behind the adoption of more technologies. Despite the relatively slow growth in demand anticipated for coatings overall, waterborne and high-solids coatings, powders, UV curables and two-component systems appear to have good growth prospects. More»
  • Unsaturated Polyester Resins (CEH)

    The unsaturated polyester resin industry is mature and largely dependent on general economic conditions.  The world market is consolidating and shifting to China, India and other Asian countries (excluding Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan). The market is at continued high risk for consolidation of some regional producers to increase the number of global players. More»
  • Industrial Phosphates (CEH)

    The industrial phosphates market was influenced to a large extent by a dramatic rise in raw material prices, especially during 2008–2009.  Consumption fell in 2009 as a result of the global demand downturn for purified phosphoric acid used to produce industrial phosphates. It has since increased to preslowdown levels. Overall growth is expected to continue on a global scale in line with GDP growth. More»
  • On-Purpose Alpha Olefin Co-monomer Production

    Ethylene tetramerization technology has been analyzed on the basis of information and concepts extracted from the technical articles and patents of several key players in the industry..  The following three technologies are evaluated:

    •    Ethylene tetramerization (for 1-octene production)

    •    Ethylene dimerization (for 1-butene production)

    •    Ethylene trimerization (for 1-hexene production)

    •    More»

  • Coal Gasification Technology in China

The development of China's coal gasification technology has the potential to reshape the global gasifier industry. Meanwhile, China has started or planned several large-scale projects for coal to alternative fuels and chemicals such as olefins (beyond traditional methanol, ammonia and PVC products). More »

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