The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Chain, Chain, Chain
June 21, 2021
Report Sections:
Feedstocks & Energy, Global Ethylene Cracker, Spot Profit Analysis, Ethylene & Propylene, Price Trends, Polyethylene Review, Other Relevant Global Polymer Trends, Other Relevant Global Chemical Trends, Global Chemical Data Sheets, Flow Charts & Other Ancillary Data
Companies Mentioned:
Westlake, OxyChem, Formosa Plastics, Shintech, Olin, Dow, LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Chain, Chain, Chain

Key Points:

  • Some commodity chemical producers should use the recent surge in FCF to boost specialty portfolios. Westlake makes a compelling move on this front.   
  • Asia HDPE relative to US ethane reflects a lower price spread compared to 2019, while US HDPE integrated ethane margins remain near historic highs.
  • Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.

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