Recorded September 24, 2009
Presented by David Barry, Senior Editor at ICIS
Global polyolefins prices have defied expectations in 2009. Market participants expected the prices to bottom out and hold steady. Instead, plastics prices have experienced rapid increase. Is the market inflating another bubble? David Barry, a Senior Editor at ICIS, discusses recent market developments and the current situation, and outlines the key factors in the outlook for polymers. The presentation includes a discussion of changing trade patterns and market structures, feedstock costs, and downstream demand scenarios.
About David Barry
David covers the US polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene markets for ICIS, the world’s biggest information provider to the global oil and petrochemical industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Rice University, Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Science degree in science and technology journalism from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
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