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PEPP 2014: Patterns shift in the polyolefin chain

10:21 AM MDT | July 21, 2014 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Zurich

The worldwide plastics industry is at a crossroads. Europe is under pressure from the development and use of more competitively priced products made in North America, based on shale gas, and in China, where coal-to-olefins (CTO) technology is advancing quickly. Speakers and delegates at the 22nd IHS Annual Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Technology and Business Forum (PEPP), held recently at Zurich, discussed these and other issues affecting the polyolefin value chain....

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