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Gain an overall understanding on petrochemical price definition and forecasting techniques, production cost analysis and inherent margin analysis to build your confidence in forecasting for the short, medium and long term. Explore the underlying energy and feedstock values, both variable and fixed costs and other production cost models. Discover the impact on inherent margin analysis on supply/demand balances, operating rates with recent market development and return on investment. Be equipped with price forecasting techniques on costing, diagnostic checks, regional relationships and arbitrage and price netbacks.
This workshop reviews key industry fundamentals starting with the foundation of the petrochemical industry – feedstocks, including natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil fractions, especially naphtha, coal and renewables. The feedstock session then leads into a thorough discussion of the industry building blocks – olefins (ethylene, propylene, butadiene) and aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylenes) businesses. Finally, the large volume thermoplastics including the polyethylenes (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE), polypropylene, PVC, polystyrene and polyester/PET as well as C1-based chemicals synthesis gas (syngas), ammonia and methanol are covered. Within each of these topics key suppliers, demand profiles and pricing is discussed. Especially important for industry newcomers is that our instructors will clarify the technical jargon commonly used in the petrochemical industry.
With the ongoing transformation of the chemical industry into commodity and specialty oriented enterprises, it is imperative to have a good understanding of key industry fundamentals of the specialty chemical industry. This workshop reviews these fundamentals, starting with the definition and differences of specialties versus commodities and fine chemicals, and how specialty chemicals impact our daily lives. Other topics to be covered include key market players, market segmentation by functionality, application areas and regions, importance of a strong service component, and key factors to be successful in the specialty chemicals business. Especially important for industry newcomers is that our instructors will clarify the technical jargon commonly used in the specialty-chemical industry.
As illustration of the above scope topics, various specialty chemical sectors with their markets and players will be presented. Demand drivers in the different regions will be compared and their outlook discussed.
Chlor-alkali is one of the world's largest chemical markets – even bigger than the ethylene market. Chlorine and caustic market dynamics impact a broad, diverse range of manufacturing processes and products. Because chlor-alkali chemicals touch so many industries, it's imperative to have a good understanding of key chlorine and caustic markets fundamentals. This workshop reviews chlor-alkali basics, starting with manufacturing and moving through markets, economics and pricing. Participants in the Workshop will develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors that impact supply and demand balances, pricing, regional markets, economics and the future of the industry, as well as market terminology. Join the Workshop to gain the understanding that will provide you and your company an advantage in chlor-alkali interests.
This full-day program will showcase a variety of innovations in chemistry, bio-science, and engineering for the production chemicals — all of which are advancing commercial competitiveness and sustainability to allow stakeholders to compete more effectively in a capital-constrained and a risk-averse business environment.
Global Port Updates : Changing trade flows and how ports are positioning themselves to be more relevant/competitive; how are tariffs impacting the port traffic and what they're doing to manage.
This new half-day seminar will focus on working-level discussion, execution, and case studies through the value chain of chemicals and plastics, from producers through converters, retail, and end users, and how to ensure cradle-to-grave responsibility.
Sponsored by Clariant.
Hear how IBM is working with members of the IBM Q Network - a platform for business and science applications - to enable research in chemistry with quantum computers and advance the next-generation of energy and process manufacturing technologies.
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A continental breakfast will be served. Open to all attendees.
This presentation sets the stage for understanding the challenges that PVC converters are facing nowadays and in the near future. We will review the supply chain structure in North America, analyze the nature of the different PVC end use applications and the main markets in which converters participate. We will take a glance at the power input for the extrusion process and explain why there are regional differences within the US. Finally, we will analyze the influence that end-product international trade, infrastructure funding, and competition with other materials have on the market.
This presentation will review the current base case outlook for prime PVC on a regional and global level. Amongst the aspects that will weigh on growth in future will be the increasing profile of recycling, an industry that we will discuss in detail, with a particular focus on Europe, which is playing a leading role in recycling. In conclusion, the presentation will analyze the net effect (base case less recycling in certain scenarios) in terms of prime PVC supply/demand, and short-/mid-term planning and investment options.
Polypropylene is in the middle of a prolific run of strong demand that has exceeded global production in recent years which has led to elevated prices and margins for global suppliers. However, the landscape appears to moderating in 2019 and 2020 as global demand is forecast to stall slightly versus previous expectations, led by China’s reaction to the trade war with the United States. This talk with focus on the new demand forecast and touch on hot topics for key regions around the world affecting supply, prices and margins.
This class is a supplement to the Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals training course, and is designed for purchasers of chemicals and chemically dependent materials, components and systems. It provides insights on how prices of key raw materials are set and a discussion of tools available for buyers of these products. The class reviews pricing concepts relevant to the chemical industry and inputs used by suppliers to set prices. It also examines the pricing dynamics and price setting mechanisms for selected products. Other topics include trends affecting chemical pricing, raw material sourcing strategy considerations, and a discussion of selected case studies.
This new course will examine the commercial impact of olefins and polyolefins technologies on cost competitiveness, market dynamics and trade. It is especially important for industry newcomers is that our instructors will clarify the technical jargon commonly used in the petrochemical industry.
Where are the opportunites for crude oil/NGL/LNG and chemical exports to China? What is the short- and long-term impact from trade friction?
After several years of silence, MNCs are now investing in China again. In 2018, Aramco, BASF, ExxonMobil announced mega investment plans in China. This presentation will discuss the key drivers for these investment decisions, and the opportunities and pitfalls.
This presentation will explore the impact of trade relations and investment opportunities for Chinese companies, as well as discuss exports of feedstocks to China and cost competitiveness of doing so.
The presentation will address China's refining capacity growth and provide a fuel market outlook. It will also address the impact from electric vehicles and mobility trends.
This paper focuses on China's fast-growing private refining/chemical companies. Several private companies are currently building multiple mega-sized integrated refining/petrochemical complexes. It is the first time Chinese private companies will have a fully integrated value chain from oil imports to end chemical products. The driver for such mega investments and future growth plans will be discussed from the perspective of a Chinese private company.
The presentation will address policy shift, environmental push, and how the changes transform the industry. It will also discuss the details of mega projects, coal chemicals, PDH, MTO.
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