Americas Chemical Outlook 2019

| January 7, 2019

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Many US and Latin America chemical markets are facing downward pressure from lengthening supply and low crude oil prices. Meanwhile, uncertainty looms amid volatile feedstock costs, ongoing trade tensions, geopolitical concerns, and the global economic slowdown. Get a glimpse of what is expected with ICIS’s OUTLOOK 2019 edition, which provides a detailed overview of the past year and market drivers in the new year.

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Sanjay Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd.

SANJAY CHEMICALS established by Vijayraj M. Parmar in 1977, began trading in Solvents & Chemicals in a single market. Thanks to the single minded determination of providing the very best, today Sanjay Chemicals has become the most trusted name in the chemical industry. It provides exemplary supply & service amongst major consumers all over the country. Our customers include Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Plywood & Laminates, Agrochemicals & Pesticides, Dyes Intermediate, Aromatics & Chemicals, Paint, Coating, Soap & Detergents, Water treatment manufacturing industries, Resins & Plasticizers manufacturers etc.

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We can solve the plastic waste crisis but we don’t have much time

Article | May 27, 2021

IN 2015, a global agreement was reached that 8m tonnes a year of plastic waste entering the oceans was unacceptable, according to this September 2020 article in The Conversation. This was the amount of plastic that was estimated to have ended up in the oceans in 2010. “Several international platforms emerged to address the crisis, including Our Ocean, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the G7 Ocean Plastic Charter, among others,” continued the article. But in 2020, an estimated 24m-34m tonnes of plastic waste was forecast to enter our lakes, rivers and oceans. This could reach as much as 90m tonnes in 2030 if the current trajectory continued, said The Conversation. This is the type of information out there, free to view on the internet and accessible via a very quick Google search, representing a major challenges for our industry. I cannot of course verify the numbers. But they are out there. Also out there is a May 2019 article by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which provided a good summary of research into what experts believed was the scale of the waste problem in the developing world.

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CHEMICAL SPILL PREVENTION

Article | February 28, 2020

When it comes to your workplace, nothing should be prioritized over the safety of your employees. As your greatest asset to your business, they should feel safe in their work environment. Maintaining a safe work environment is a particularly important consideration for companies who work with or store hazardous materials. And it is not only critical for the appeasement of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements but the well-being and safety of your employees. That’s why, in this article, we will discuss chemical spill prevention in your workplace facility.

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Global polyolefins for the rest of 2021: supply to lengthen as demand muddle continues

Article | May 2, 2021

SOMEHOW, despite the still very serious container freight shortages that have limited imports, buying sentiment seems to have weakened in the European polyolefins market, according to my outstanding ICIS colleague, Linda Naylor.

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Boom in petrochemicals demand guaranteed but we must grow sustainably

Article | June 3, 2021

ONE OF THE GREATEST achievements of the last 30 years has been the fall in the number of people living in extreme poverty.In 1999, 1.9bn of the world’s population were living on less than $1.90, the Word Bank’s definition of extreme poverty. Despite setbacks caused by the pandemic, this had fallen to 698m by October 2020. Income levels alone are not enough to escape the life-threatening agony of extreme poverty. There is no point in having money if the essential goods and services to spend your money on are not available. Critical to poverty alleviation has been sufficient supply of all the things that people in the rich world take for granted. The raw materials to make the vast majority of manufactured goods include petrochemicals and polymers. Nearly all the major manufacturing chains would not have been able to function without petrochemicals. Think of medical equipment, syringes, blood bags, hospital gowns, face masks, pill bottles and medicine blister packs. None of the above could have been produced without petrochemicals. As people emerged out of extreme poverty and as economies became wealthier, modern-day medical services became more widely available.

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Spotlight

Sanjay Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd.

SANJAY CHEMICALS established by Vijayraj M. Parmar in 1977, began trading in Solvents & Chemicals in a single market. Thanks to the single minded determination of providing the very best, today Sanjay Chemicals has become the most trusted name in the chemical industry. It provides exemplary supply & service amongst major consumers all over the country. Our customers include Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Plywood & Laminates, Agrochemicals & Pesticides, Dyes Intermediate, Aromatics & Chemicals, Paint, Coating, Soap & Detergents, Water treatment manufacturing industries, Resins & Plasticizers manufacturers etc.

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