The future of petrochemicals

March 27, 2019

Our latest report details massive but gradual shifts in the global petrochemicals industry (petchem) that are changing the way base chemicals capacities are added and utilized. Forces from end-markets and the upstream oil and gas sector are influencing how regional base chemicals capacity additions are happening and which chemical feedstocks remain the most preferred. Generally, the price dynamics in crude oil and natural gas markets will continue to heavily influence how, where, and what base chemicals capacities will be added in the future.

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SNF Holding Company

SNF is the world’s leading manufacturer of water-soluble polymers, serving the municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment markets, in addition to a wide array of specialty applications for various additional markets. SNF is back-integrated as the world’s largest producer of Acrylamide monomer, which is the key ingredient of our Polyacrylamide-based flocculants. Our current flocculant production sites span the globe with facilities in North America (Riceboro, GA and Plaquemine, LA), Europe, and Asia, with future expansion anticipated into other key, strategic geographical growth areas.

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SNF Holding Company

SNF is the world’s leading manufacturer of water-soluble polymers, serving the municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment markets, in addition to a wide array of specialty applications for various additional markets. SNF is back-integrated as the world’s largest producer of Acrylamide monomer, which is the key ingredient of our Polyacrylamide-based flocculants. Our current flocculant production sites span the globe with facilities in North America (Riceboro, GA and Plaquemine, LA), Europe, and Asia, with future expansion anticipated into other key, strategic geographical growth areas.

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